Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) continues to monitor and assess the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). GLBBS’ first and foremost concern revolves around student and staff health. Effective March 16, 2020, in an effort to reduce human interactions and potential spread of the virus, GLBBS will remain closed to the general public until further notice.


To improve the transparency of consumer information and help prospective students and their families make school decisions, GLBBS has created this page for easy, convenient access to reports and publications.

Academic Year Catalog

From accreditation and school history to academic information, financial aid funding, and student services, the information contained in GLBBS’ catalog is comprehensive. The school’s catalog is published annually during the summer and updated throughout the year by addendum.

The 2020-2021 Academic Year catalog is available here.

The 2019-2020 Academic Year catalog is available here.

Student Handbook

The 2019-2020 Student Handbook is available here.

Annual Security Report – Clery Act

Federal regulation requires an institution to compile an Annual Security Report disclosing the institution’s security policies, procedures, and crime statistics on or before October 1 each year. Current students will receive a copy of the annual report by email each October when the updated version has been completed. Prospective students are notified of this information at orientation. Students may request a copy of this report at any time from the Director of Education. The Annual Security Report is available here.

Graduation and Employment Rates

The Great Lakes Boat Building School is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The latest ACCSC report is available here.

The School reserves the right, for educational or financial reasons, to modify, amend, or correct the provisions, policies, procedures, curriculum, tuition, and/or fees described herein as deemed necessary. All changes will be duly published, distributed, and disclosed in accordance to ACCSC’s Standards of Accreditation.

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201
703-247-4212  I

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) must be maintained while receiving federal, state and institutional aid at Great Lakes Boat Building School.  There are three measurements for Satisfactory Academic Progress:

  • GLBBS cumulative grade point average (GPA)
  • Percentage of attempted credits or clock hours completed, and
  • Maximum credits or clock hours needed in which to complete the program

Students must meet all three measurements.  Students are reviewed at the end of EACH payment period (also called a semester).  Students who fail to meet satisfactory academic standards after one period will receive one subsequent payment period of aid while on Financial Aid WARNING status.  Students who are on a financial aid warning semester can receive federal, state and institutional aid as long as they meet all eligibility requirements. At the end of the warning period, a student who still has not met the standards will lose their eligibility for all aid, including federal, state and institutional aid.  This is referred to as Financial Aid SUSPENSION status.)

The Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy is available here.

Consumer Information

Click here to view the Consumer Information page.