Gmail Issues

I tried to submit an application for Golden West College (I'm a returning student), and received an error message when trying to submit, stating: "We are currently not accepting applications from Gmail accounts that use . or +. You must use your Gmail address without those characters. Please change your email address before submitting your application."

I reached out to the help desk via the telephone number provided, who stated they weren't aware of the issue, and created a help ticket. Is there anything else that can be done in the meantime?


  • Hello,

    Golden West College is no longer accepting application from students whose email contains a period or +. You will need to provide another email address that doesn't contain a period or + in order to submit your application. Please let me know if you have any other questions.