Update for eLearning Students

June 3, 2020

While GIA’s Carlsbad facility and campus remain closed, staff is working remotely to continue to serve students and assist them in achieving their educational goals. As many of our students are now at home with more time to focus on their studies, we are eager to provide the assistance, instruction and guidance needed for each of you to progress toward the successful completion of your courses.

Students may experience delays in receiving their diplomas and certificates due to the suspension of postal services to certain countries.

Below is information regarding GIA’s support and services for eLearning students:

Online Courses and Instructional Support

All eLearning courses are available for you to continue to do your online coursework and assignments. Faculty are available by email and phone to answer questions and provide instruction and support. All students enrolled prior to March 16, 2020 have been given a 6-week extension of the course end date.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
General email support: lessons@gia.edu
General phone: +1 760 603 4404; +1 800 421 7250 ext 4404 (U.S. Toll Free)

You can find your primary instructor’s direct contact information under the eLearning Support tab located on the top right corner of your Blackboard account.

Online Support

Our online support team is available to assist you with any login or technical issues.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Email: onlinesupport@gia.edu
Phone: +1 760 603 4000 ext 7459; +1 800 421 7250 ext 7459 (U.S. Toll Free)

For phone support, please leave a voicemail with your name, student number and email address so that we may arrange the best time to return your call.

Gem Identification (GID240) Course

  • We are accepting new enrollments into the Gem Identification eLearning course.

  • For currently enrolled students, all stone shipments have resumed service, including international. Automatic shipment schedules for stones may now be requested with all regular loan periods and policies in effect.

 You may contact your assigned primary instructor with questions or for guidance.

Proctored Exams

Our Student Records team is available to assist you with scheduling your proctored exam. 

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Email: records@gia.edu
Phone: +1 760 603 4000 ext 7312; +1 800 421 7250 ext 7312 (U.S. Toll Free)

Admissions and Enrollment

Our Admissions team is available to assist you with admission, course registration and to answer any questions you may have to select the right courses to meet your goals.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Email: admissions@gia.edu
Phone: +1 760 603 4001; +1 800 421 7250 ext. 4001 (US Toll Free)

We understand that the situation has likely disrupted your daily life and you may be facing challenges completing your coursework. If you need to withdraw from your course and re-enroll at a later date, please contact us admissions@gia.edu. To request a leave of absence, please contact the Dean’s Office at deanstudents@gia.edu.

We hope you and your families are safe and well. We are honored you have chosen GIA to further your professional growth. We appreciate your partnership during this unprecedented time.