From viewing your class schedule to checking out the Student Success Center, there is a wide variety of useful apps in the new GCU Portal. With so many options to choose from, we wanted to provide you with a quick description of every app so you can customize your portal to display the apps that are most important to you! For more information on how to customize your apps, see Navigating the New GCU Portal.
The Alumni Badge app provides you with a printable alumni ID. This ID card contains your name, student number, and GCU’s contact information.
The Award Letter app gives you access to all of the financial aid documents you have received from the Financial Aid Office at GCU. The app allows you to see the notification document, which explains the financial aid award you received and shows the amount that was awarded.
The Campus Events application lists the upcoming events on campus, along with a brief description of each event, a calendar overview, and a list of venues. When you click on an event, you are taken to the event description. This includes the time, location, a map feature to show where the event takes place, and a link to buy tickets from the GCU Arena ticketing website.
The Campus Notification app provides you with information on subscribing to the campus alerts through RAVE. The page contains information on what the notifications will entail, and how you can sign up for them.
Class Schedule / Grades
The Class Schedule/Grades app takes you to a page where you can easily view your classes and grades by semester. Your current GPA and program of study are available as well. Current, previous, and scheduled semesters/courses are available for view, and can be expanded to show additional course information. You can also download a PDF copy of your schedule by clicking the Download Schedule option at the top of the page.
The Competency Test app takes you to a testing site where you can take a competency test to transfer in a credit for ITT-115. Your login information for this test will be your GCU username and password. Before beginning the 2 hour timed test, you should contact your SSC to verify that you are able to transfer in the credit for this class. This test is not mandatory for students who do not wish to transfer in the credit.
The Document Management app will take you to the Document Management System. This is where the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form will be located for students who are required to complete experience hours for their degree program. For more information, check out our article on the Clinical Field Experience Form.
The E Docs app will direct you to a list of your E Docs, which are any documents pending you or your parent’s signature.
The Email app will take you directly to your MyGCU email in Outlook. For more information on accessing your email, check out Accessing Your MyGCU Email.
The Excel app takes you to an online version of Microsoft Excel. The first time this app is accessed, you will be asked to sign up for an account or log in. Select “Work or school account” to be signed in and gain access to the Excel online functions. You can also visit other Office 365 online applications by clicking on “My Account” at the top right corner of the screen.
The Facilities Request app will open an email template that allows you to notify GCU when there is an issue in your dorm. If you do not live on campus, you will receive this error: “We were unable to find your records. Please contact your Resident Director”.
The Finance app will allow you to view your financial information. You have the ability to view your financial ledger by semester. If you would like to make a payment, you can select the link in the right-hand side that says, ‘Make A Payment.’ For instructions on this process, click here.
Financial Aid Links
The Financial Aid Links app will direct you to a list of helpful links related to financial aid.
The GPA Calculator app will direct you to a tool that can be used to calculate a target GPA, or see your current one.
The Graduation app will direct you to helpful links relating to the graduation process. There are two links, one that opens the graduation application and one that directs to information about commencement ceremonies.
The Helpful Links app provides a list of links that can assist you during your educational journey. Examples include links to the library, financial aid assistance, the lopes apparel shop, etc.
The Housing Portal app can be used by traditional students to arrange their living situation on campus. If you do not live on campus, you will not have access to this link.
The Invoices app will direct you to a page that provides your financial invoices.
The Learning Lounge app will direct you to a page with information regarding tutoring and tutorials.
The Library app will redirect you to the GCU library site, library.gcu.edu, where you can locate resources such as journal articles and books. During hours of operation, librarians can assist you in locating the aforementioned resources.
Lopes Activity Tracker
The Lopes Activity Tracker app is used by students who are enrolled in the Hospitality Management degree program. If you are required to use this app and have any questions, contact your Student Services Counselor for assistance.
Lopes Apparel Shop
The Lopes Apparel Shop app will redirect you to the online Lopes Shop. Here you can purchase various licensed GCU clothing items and accessories, as well as test preparation resources.
New Student Resources
The New Student Resources app will redirect you to a page that contains multiple resources to assist new students living on campus at GCU. The first option, “First Week Success”, redirects to a helpful video that will familiarize you with your student portal and LoudCloud classroom. The second option, “First Year Experience”, provides roadmaps for each of your initial semesters in your first year at GCU.
The OneDrive app will redirect you to the Microsoft OneDrive site. For those that are not able to download the free Microsoft Office365 offered by GCU, you will still be able to use programs such as Word and PowerPoint to complete your coursework. OneDrive gives you the ability to use these resources entirely online, as well as providing an ample amount of online storage. You can upload files directly from OneDrive to LoudCloud in order to make assignment submissions.
The Password Management app will redirect you to reset.gcu.edu. Whether accessing the student portal for the first time, or simply needing to reset your password, you will need to use this site. It will allow you to set up security questions and a PIN number used to sign in and change your password for various GCU sites including the student portal, LoudCloud, and email.
The Payment app will redirect you to a page that will allow you to view your account balance and make a payment. For online students, you can select the Account Details button to view all transactions made during your time at GCU. Ground students will select the View All option under “Your Recent Portal Payments” to view past payments made to GCU.
If you are an incoming student, you may need to take placement exams to determine which Math and English classes you will be placed in. The Placement Exams app will redirect to the site in which these tests are offered. If available, up to two attempts can be made for each exam. After attempting an exam the first time, you must wait at least 24 hours before attempting it again.
The PowerPoint app will redirect to PowerPoint Online through OneDrive. This will allow you to create and edit a PowerPoint presentation within your web browser. The first time this app is accessed, you will be asked to sign up for an account or log in. Select “Work or school account” to be signed in and gain access to the PowerPoint online functions. As with the other programs included in OneDrive, you can also submit a presentation from PowerPoint Online to your LoudCloud classroom.
The Student Resources app opens a page with information on student benefits and campus resources. This page is a hub of information for available resources on campus and important contact information for various campus departments.
Student Success Center
The Student Success Center app leads to the Student Success Center main page. This page provides information on each individual college, as well as tutorials, templates, and writing resources for students.
The Technical Support app redirects to the GCU Technical Support Help Center. This website allows you to search for issues or topics you may need assistance with, and provides contact information for GCU Technical support.
The ThinkingStorm app will redirect you to the ThinkingStorm online tutoring site. As a GCU student, you are eligible for up to 10 free hours of online tutoring with ThinkingStorm each calendar year. Through this site, you are able to interact with tutors on a variety of subjects.
The Transcript Request app allows you to request official transcripts electronically. This app will also show you alternative transcript request methods.
The Tutorials app will redirect you to a section of the Student Success Center, which contains links for tutorials on Microsoft Office, writing tutorials, and other online resources.
The Upload Documents app redirects to the Document Upload Portal. This is where documents required by the university can be uploaded and submitted to a counselor.
Withdraw From Housing
The Withdraw From Housing app opens the GCU housing withdrawal form. From this page, applications for housing can be canceled.
The Withdrawal Form app will redirect to the Withdrawal form page. This form is only for students who wish to completely withdraw from the university.
The Word app will redirect to Word Online through OneDrive. This will allow you to create within your web browser. The first time this app is accessed, you will be asked to sign up for an account or log in. Select “Work or school account” to be signed in and gain access to the Word online functions. As with the other programs included in OneDrive, you can also submit a document from Word Online to your LoudCloud classroom.