How to Register Online


How to Register ONLINE

Galveston College has implemented a new student information system – Whitecaps Portal. This system provides students with immediate and ongoing information about programs and services available at the College as well as online access to their individual courses and program of study status.


Prior to participating in Early or General Registration using Whitecaps Portal, new students must complete the following steps:

  • Contact the Office of Admissions to verify that your records are complete.
  • Prepare a draft class schedule to review with a Counselor, Faculty Advisor, or Program Coordina­tor.

Please note that new students will be given access to the Whitecaps Portal for registration only after meeting with an advisor.

Continuing students can register using Whitecaps Portal during scheduled registration periods. (Continuing and former students should also check with the Office of Admissions to remove any registration holds before meeting with a Counselor, Faculty Advisor, or Program Coordinator.)

The following instructions are provided to assist all students with registering online:

  1. Click on Whitecaps Portal
  2. For continuing students, enter your GC User ID and password (the password is the same as your current campus computer password) and click login. For new students, enter “GC” followed by your 7 digit student ID number and password (the password is defaulted to your date of birth mmddyy) and click login.
  3. Under Quick Links, select Register for Classes
  4. Select Search and Register for Classes
  5. Select a term, enter as many search criteria as you wish and click Submit
  6. To add a class, click the Select Section(s) box next to the sections you want to add and click Submit
  7. Select the appropriate action for all sections or for each section individually and click Submit
  8. Review your Registration Results and click OK

Pay for your classes online by clicking the FACTS* Payment tab

Registration is complete when tuition and fees are paid. Please contact the Business Office cashier for payment methods.