No matter how many tours you attend or brochures you read, you will not really know what it is like to be a college student until you have walked a mile in their shoes. Now you can, at Discover GCU.

During Discover, you experience firsthand what it means to be a Grand Canyon University student. Meet other future Lopes as well as current GCU students, move into a suite-style residence hall for the night, dine in the various eateries on campus and check out campus life by attending an athletic event, theatre performance or concert, just to name a few. Plus, enjoy a campus tour led by a current GCU student, visit the bookstore, meet with representatives from your college and learn more about GCU during a presentation from an admissions representative.

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Discover is open to high school seniors, as well as juniors in their spring semester, who are admissible to GCU. If you are interested in attending, you need to:

  1. Apply to GCU.
  2. Submit your unofficial transcripts.
  3. Download and sign the permission forms.
  4. Select the date you are interested in attending. 
  5. Register for Discover GCU.

Travel Reimbursement

GCU has regularly scheduled, free, chaperoned, overnight trips to our campus in Phoenix, departing from most major U.S. cities. If you live in an area that is not on this list, GCU may cover a portion of your travel expenses. To determine your eligibility for reimbursement, you must be accepted to the university and submit the appropriate documents to your admissions representative for approval, prior to traveling to campus. No approval can be given after travel has occurred. Contact your admissions representative with any questions.

Out-of-State Students

Not from Arizona? Need a lift? No problem! GCU offers Discover GCU transportation from select cities to Phoenix every month. Hop aboard one of our buses or chaperoned flights and head straight to sunny Phoenix for an amazing college experience you will never forget! Fill out the form to let us know where you are coming from, and an admissions representative in your area will contact you to schedule your visit to Phoenix!