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Galveston College’s Upward Bound program guides Ball High students from ninth to twelfth grade through an educational support process.  Four year Upward Bound student Megan Hypolite, at left, is congratulated by Priscilla Gonzales and Priselda Perez of Galveston College.  Hypolite received an Outstanding Leadership Award and she is attending Texas Women’s University.

Galveston College Classes Start Today

Credit classes at Galveston College start today for the 2008 fall semester.  Galveston College has extended late registration through September 3rd.  Late registration will be held August 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th.  Registration will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on those dates.  Friday, August 29th registration will be from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Late registration will continue Tuesday, September 2nd and Wednesday September 3rd from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  All late registration fees will be waived.

Legal Updates Continue

Galveston College and the Galveston Bar Association will continue the “Critical Legal Updates for Individuals and Businesses” during the fall semester.  The legal updates are planned for 6:00 p.m. in the Galveston College Cyber Café on Wednesdays.  The September 10th topic is “Probate Law”.  The October 8th topic is “Power of Attorney”.  On November 12th the partnership will offer “Living Wills” and December 10th the sessions conclude with “Mediation”.  There is no charge for students or the general public.  Register your interest by calling 409-944-1344 or emailing

Real Estate Classes Offered

Galveston College Continuing Education will offer a Real Estate Principles course.  The course will give an overview of licensing as a real estate broker and salesperson, ethics of practice, titles to and conveyance of real estate, legal descriptions, law of agency, deeds, encumbrances and liens, distinctions between personal and real property, contracts, appraisal, finance and regulations, closing procedures, and real estate math.  Also includes federal, state, and local laws relating to housing discrimination, housing credit discrimination and community reinvestment.  A textbook is required for this course.  The cost is $180 and it is a 32 hour course.  Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from September 15th through October 8th from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  This class will also be offered through the internet.  For additional information please call the Continuing Education Offices at 409-944-1344.