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School/Territory I represent:

  • Millennium High School (AZ)
  • Agua Fria High School (AZ)
  • La Joya Community High School (AZ)
  • Westview High School (AZ)
  • Trivium Preparatory Academy (AZ)
  • Office Location: Building 18, Main Campus

    Office Hours: M-F, 8am-5pm

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    As your university admissions counselor, I am here to help answer any questions you might have about GCU, including those related to the academic experience, degree program selection, student life on campus, spiritual life, scholarships, finances and the college admissions process. Don't hesitate to contact me with questions!

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    Want to know what life is like as a GCU student? Get the real college experience at Discover GCU, our all-expenses paid,1 overnight visit where you can see firsthand what it means to be a Lope.

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    1 Travel reimbursement is only available to students who demonstrate their ability to meet admissibility for the traditional campus, plus one legal guardian, from a student’s home city/state to Phoenix, AZ. School/district/organizations staff, faculty and/or personnel are also eligible. To participate, the program requires a signed MOU by both the student and parent/guardian or personnel, approval of travel dates by GCU and receipts submitted per GCU requirements. Travel reimbursement thresholds vary based on location and education sector. Only one form of travel will be reimbursed, air or ground. GCU does not reimburse hotel expenses, baggage costs, early check-in or travel insurance fees. Travel reimbursement usually occurs within 45 days.

    Why GCU?

    Learn More About GCU

    Grand Canyon University, Arizona’s premier, private Christian university, has been helping students find their purpose since 1949. We are committed to providing a quality, affordable education for all, offering many academic programs across nine mission-oriented colleges. GCU offers a variety of extracurricular activities including student clubs and organizations, intramural and club sports, outreach programs and more. At GCU, you will have opportunities to grow academically, spiritually and socially through our qualified professors, impressive facilities and enriching student life programs. Suite-style residence halls and delicious dining options with meal plans are available to incoming and returning students. Book a tour of our expansive campus to learn about GCU!

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    There’s so much to learn about GCU! Stay up to date on what it’s like to be a GCU student through our news and blogs. Read success stories and experiences, academic and athletic accomplishments, uplifting spiritual devotionals, faculty written articles and relatable posts about campus life.

    Get Connected Through Events at GCU

    GCU offers a host of activities for potential students to take part in. See how our campus visitation programs and other events can help students discover their passions.

    Feel the Thunder with Lopes Athletics

    GCU is filled with students and staff passionate about our GCU Lopes sports teams. Join in the fun through streaming live on GCUTV or contact me for tickets to a game! Visit the official website of the Grand Canyon University Lopes or consider signing up for a club sports team.

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