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 2021-2022 Academic Year catalog is available here.

The 2022-2023 Academic Year catalog 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 2021 ACCSC graduation and employment report is available here and the 2021 ACCSC Student Retention chart 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  www.accsc.org

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.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Click here to view the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Policy.

Consumer Information

Federal regulation requires Great Lake Boat Building School to provide consumer information to all of our current and prospective students.  Each topic below gives a brief description of the information and explains how it can be obtained.

If you need assistance or would like a paper copy of all or parts of the Consumer Information, please contact the Operations Office at (906) 484-1081.

1. Copyright Infringement Policy

2. Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws


Great Lakes Boat Building School recommends the following immunizations for all students:

  • Tetanus/diphtheria Primary Series and booster
  • Measles (rubeola) and Mumps
  • Rubella (German measles)
  • Meningococcal
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Pneumococcal
  • Influenza
  • Human papiloma Virus (HPV)

Students may contact the State of Michigan for additional resources related to vaccinations through this website.


College Navigator is a web-based tool accessed through the National Center for Educational Statistics.  It provides free consumer information to students, parents, high school counselors, and others about over 7000 colleges and universities.


Great Lakes Boat Building School promotes responsible citizenship through voting in local, state, and federal elections as part of becoming productive citizens in today’s global society. Michigan Voter Registration Applications are available in the Operations Office and on the school’s website. Students may also visit the State of Michigan website. Voter registration drives take place on an annual basis.


Constitution Day be held on September 17 of each year, commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution. When September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday,or holiday, Constitution Day shall be held during the preceding or following week. Great Lakes Boat Building School will offer educational programs to students for Constitution Day which may include either: guest speaker presentation, information dissemination via hardcopy or email, constitution reading to the students, video presentations etc.  View these websites for more information:


Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program (see Catalog for full policy)

  • Be firm about saying no.  You do not have to explain your reasons. People who care about you will respect and support your decision. You never know when your decision will persuade someone else to change his/her behavior.
  • Surround yourself with people who think like you do. Give yourself the opportunity to find common interests with people who live healthy, active lifestyles.
  • Avoid temptation. Remove substances from your home. Stay away from places where they are used or sold. Find recreational activities that allow you to maintain your commitment to living a drug-free life. Take up a new hobby or sport, volunteer, spend more time with your children, do those projects you have been meaning to do around the house.
  • Take seriously the responsibility all adults have to set a good example for children.
  • Take the money you spend on unhealthy activities and save toward something special you and/or your family has been anticipating.
  • Find productive ways to manage the stress in your life.

Help is only a phone call away:

  • State of Michigan, Mackinac County: 1-800-305-6564
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): 1-800-839-1686


Placement Rate information is available at the Operations Office.

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 2021 ACCSC graduation and employment report is available here and the 2021 ACCSC Student Retention chart is available here.


There is a Daily Crime Log kept in the Operations Office.

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.


GLBBS will report student body diversity online.


The 2021 IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) Data Feedback Report is available here.