Students who have had continuous enrollment at Galveston College are considered Current Students.
Current students do not have to apply or reapply for admissions unless a break or gap in enrollment occurs (summer semesters are not included).
Current Students may also have the opportunity to register for classes via the Whitecaps Portal without visiting with a Counselor or Advisor.
Galveston College recommends that all Current Students review their degree progress with a Counselor or Advisor prior to the beginning of each semester.
Students are also advised to pay close attention to deadlines and review the Academic and Semester Calendars regularly.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights regarding their educational records. They are:
- The right to inspect and review the student's records. The student may request to review his/her records by submitting a written request with the his/her signature to the Registrar or other school official having custody of such records;
- The right to seek amendment of the student's records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy right. Requests for amendment of records must be in writing and must describe the specific portions of specific record(s) the student wishes to have amended, text or instructions as to the change desired, and the reasons why the change is justified;
- The right to restrict the disclosure of Directory Information;
- The right to file a complaint with the Department of Education's Family Policy Complaince Office concerning alleged failures by the college/university to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
For more information go to the FERPA section of the Department of Education's website.
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