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.
At orientation, 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. It also includes updated information relating to faculty members and the academic calendar.
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 issues not related to their education have access to the Student Success Coordinator. The Student Success Coordinator can assist students with personal issues such as transportation, housing and child care. Additionally, students can receive help improving study skills or handling test anxiety. The Student Success Coordinator is able to support students with stressors they may be experiencing or help them find qualified counselors or agencies outside the school.
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 cntacting the main office.
Great Lakes prohibits discrimination against any member of the school community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran. Great Lakes conducts its programs, services, and activities consistent with local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and orders. Great Lakes Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. The school promotes the full realization of equal employment opportunity for women, minorities, personas with disabilities and veterans through its affirmative action program.
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. Great Lakes does not offer transportation, housing, or daycare services; however, local public transportation is available in the Erie area, with stops within walking distance to both locations. 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. Costs and arrangements associated with housing, transportation, and daycare is the sole responsibility of the student.