Current students

Students who have had continuous enrollment at Galveston College are considered Current Students

Current students do not have to apply or reapply for admission unless a break or gap in enrollment occurs (summer semesters are not included). 

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.


Effective January 1, 2012, pursuant to the Jamie Schanbaum and Nicole Williams Act (Texas Education Code 51.9192) all entering students are required to submit proof of vaccination against Bacterial Meningitis. Evidence of the vaccination may be no older than 5 calendar years from the initial date of enrollment.  

Students who are not enrolled for one fall or spring semester may be required to resubmit proof of vaccination.


  • Students 22 years of age or older
  • Students taking online courses only
  • Dual credit students unless the course is taught on the Galveston College campus
  • Students who have a signed affidavit from the physician stating the vaccination is injurious to the health of the student
  • Students with a signed affidavit declining the vaccination for reasons of conscience


Acceptable Proof of Vaccination

Acceptable proof of vaccination against meningitis must include the following:

  • Name of facility administering vaccination
  • Name and signature of doctor/medical personnel administering vaccination
  • Name of vaccine administered to student
  • Date of vaccine administration

Students with questions concerning Bacterial Meningitis should contact the Admissions and Records Office at 409-944-1230.





transcript requests


For information on requesting a transcript, please visit our Transcript Request Page. 

catalogs / course descriptions

The Galveston College Catalog is the official source of academic standards, course descriptions, degree requirements, and other important academic and student information.  Please visit our Catalogs page to view current and/or archived catalogs.

Auditing A course

Students may elect to audit a course - that is, take an undergraduate course for personal enrichment - with permission from the Vice President of Instruction and course instructor. Audited courses carry no credit value and cannot be used to fulfill certificate or degree requirements. Students are responsible for paying full tuition and fees for audited courses.

To audit a course, students must:

1. Obtain a "Request to Audit a Course" form from the Admissions Office (M-160).

2. Secure signatures from the Vice President of Instruction and each instructor for the course(s) to be audited.

3. Return the "Request to Audit a Course" form to the Admissions Office.

4. After the regular registration period has passed, the student will be registered for the course ​only if space is available​.

5. After being registered in the course, contact the Business Office to make payment in full.


​Note:​ Audited courses are designated on the student's transcript with a notation of "AU" in the grade column.





National Student Clearinghouse 

Student Loan Information, Enrollment Verifications    



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Updated 9/3/2015 - Content Author tbranum