Once a student is accepted to Great Lakes, they have access to the Student Web Portal located at my.glit.edu. While in the portal, students have access to academic records including unofficial transcripts, progress audits, GPA calculator, class schedules, and lesson assignments. Students can also access their personal financial information, including their ledger card, billing statements, 1098T tax statements as well as making payments online. The career services section of the portal allows students and graduates access for resume tracking, job searches, and other employment assistance documents. The school uses My Portal to communicate alerts, such as school cancellations, special event scheduling, and emergency notification. The portal is also a great way for students to communicate with their instructors and advisors.
Upon enrollment, students will be provided with a Student Handbook which further details the student’s rights and responsibilities. The handbook includes additional learning resources, schedules, and other policies and procedures relating to student life.
The school is committed to providing students with the framework necessary for success in school and life. As incoming freshman, students take the Career Success Strategies course, which is presented from a self-discovery perspective, allowing students to discover and integrate personal skills and characteristics sought after by employers. Students are presented with life coping skills strategies as well as college success tips. During this course, the student services advisor meets one on one with each student in order to negotiate any special needs to ensure success.
Great Lakes Institute of Technology offers advisement to all students for any academic matter students wish to discuss. Staff and faculty will assist students in developing solutions to challenges they may experience during the course of their training. Tutoring and additional assistance is available at no additional cost to any currently enrolled student. Students wishing to use this service must contact the department Program Director to make arrangements.
Great Lakes Institute of Technology does not offer non-credit, remedial courses. No grades or credit will be issued for the additional assistance, nor will the time spent on academic assistance or tutoring be counted in the maximum timeframe to complete the program.
Students experiencing personal problems unrelated to their education will be referred to qualified counselors or agencies outside the school where they can receive assistance. See the Student Services Coordinator for assistance in resolving issues such as housing, transportation, and child care issues.
The Library/Learning Resource Center (LRC) is designed to support the research activities of students and faculty by providing collections of resources in a wide range of topics. Currently, this includes more than 1,200 textbooks and reference books as well as databases in electronic format through the GALE eLibrary. This online database can be accessed from any computer, both in and out of school. Student access extends from enrollment through graduation.
Students are introduced to the LRC during the Career Success Strategies course. In addition to the centralized location, each department within the school has a library of books relevant to courses in that department. Students are expected to abide by the Computer and Internet Usage Policy which can be found in the student handbook provided during orientation. A copy of the complete policy can also be obtained by contacting the main office.
Great Lakes Institute of Technology does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, disabilities, age, national/ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or ancestry regarding admission, job placement, or employment activities. Great Lakes fully supports the academic endeavors by pregnant and parenting students. When necessary, the school will make adjustments to the regular program that are reasonable and responsive to the student’s temporary pregnancy status. The school will excuse a student’s absence due to pregnancy and recovery from childbirth for as long as the student’s doctor deems the absences to be medically necessary. When the student returns to school, she will be reinstated to the status she held when the leave began and will be given the opportunity to make up any work missed.
Reasonable accommodations will be made on an individual basis for persons with disabilities. However, it is the responsibility of that person to seek available assistance and to make his or her needs available to the school prior to applying or being accepted into the program. Documentation to support the disability must be provided to the school at the time of the request. Information pertaining to an applicant’s disability is voluntary and will be kept confidential.
Free parking is available to students at the main campus. Great Lakes does not offer transportation, housing, or daycare services to students. However, local public transportation is available in the Erie area. Housing may also be available near the school, depending on the student's enrollment period and individual requirements. The student services department can assist students by providing a list of available options. Housing, transportation, and daycare is the sole responsibility of the student.