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CLYMER Program

Classroom Learning Yields Math & English Readiness

The CLYMER program allows for high school graduates, or currently 11th and 12th grade students, who meet all eligibility requirements the option to enroll directly into college-level Math and/or English courses without having to take a placement exam.

CLYMER Application
All applicants for CLYMER must send a transcript to 
***Please review eligibility requirement below prior to submitting an application. 

For more information, please contact the Assessment and Counseling Department.  

Request for Virtual or Walk-in Counseling Services
Virtual and Walk-in Counseling Services Schedule
Mondays – Fridays
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Students will be contacted in the order in which requests are received during regular hours of operation from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
(Closed on GovGuam Holidays. All other hours by appointment only)

  • Eliminate taking the college placement test because of good grades in high school.
  • Save money by avoiding developmental courses. 
  • Graduate on time with an Associate’s Degree.
  • Transfer to a four-year institution and graduate in a timely manner.
Currently an 11th or 12th grade high school student
Be a RECENT* graduate from high schools.
*Have graduated from high school within two years of applying to GCC. 

Applicants must provide transcripts with application.

Have completed Algebra II* with a “B” or better
Have a GPA of a 3.2 or better
 *Algebra II is the Math eligibility requirement for Non-GDOE schools for the CLYMER program to enroll in MA110A / MA115.

TO ENROLL INTO MA161A / MA165 / MA203*
Have completed Trig/Analytical Geometry or Pre-calculus with a “B” or better.
Have a GPA of 3.4 or better.
*All CLYMER applicants for MA161A/MA165/MA203 will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Have completed English 12 or equivalent, or English 11 Honors/AP or equivalent as approved by GCC with a “B” or better.
Have a GPA of 3.2 or better.


  • The CLYMER program is not a scholarship. Fees and tuition rates still apply. 
  • The CLYMER program is an option and is not mandated by the Guam Community College.
Based on data from 2010 to Present, students who took MA110AMA115, MA161A, and EN110 upon graduating from high school or by participating in our DEAL program without taking any developmental courses performed as follows: 
  • MA110A & MA115: Approximately 80% successfully completed MA110 with a “C” or better.
  • MA161A: Approximately 90% successfully completed MA161A with a “C” or better.
  • EN110: Approximately 85% successfully completed EN110 with a “C” or better.
If a student DOES NOT complete the college-level course registered through the CLYMER program with a “C” or better: 
  • The student may choose to retake the course.
  • The student may choose to take a developmental course based on the results of the class and the advisement of the instructor.
  • The student may choose to take the placement exam to determine an appropriate developmental course.
Non-GDOE CLYMER participating schools (English Eligibility Requirements)
 Father Duenas Memorial School   
AP English Literature 
British Literature
 Academy of Our Lady of Guam English IV
 Notre Dame High School
AP English Lit & Composition
British Literature
 St. Paul Christian School British Literature
 Guam High School (DoDEA) English 12
 Marianas High School (Saipan)
AP Language & Composition
British Literature

My grade is a C and my GPA is lower than 3.2, can I still try to apply?

If an interested applicant does not meet a specified grade requirement (due to a “C”) or does not meet a specified GPA requirement by 0.2 or less (GPA of 3.0 - 3.19), the student may still apply, but must provide the following:

  • A letter from the applicant providing a self-assessment of his/her ability to successfully complete the college-level course(s) in which the applicant intends to enroll, and information about the applicant’s educational goals.