DISTANCE EDUCATION

 

 

Distance Education brings regular college instruction to those who cannot attend classes on campus.  Distance Education courses have no regularly scheduled class meetings.  However, one orientation meeting with the instructor is required by all registered students prior to initial instruction.  Thereafter, students may attend optional review sessions preceding each exam; but will work independently at a pace prescribed by the course syllabus.

 

Distance education classes are not easier than on-campus classes. Successful students must be self-disciplined and exercise good study habits. Substantial homework should be anticipated and will constitute a major portion of the course grade.  For detailed information about Distance Learning at Galveston College, click here to download a PDF file of our "Distance Education Handbook: A Guide for Students". 

MISSION

 

Distance Education promotes the mission and fortifies the efforts of Galveston College to develop well-rounded innovators and critical thinkers who can develop solutions for an increasingly complex, dynamic and global society by providing quality instruction and course content to students who are unable, for a variety of reasons, to attend classes on campus.

 

 Distance education out of state authorization

 

Admission of students residing outside the State of Texas to an online course, degree or certificate program offered by Galveston College is dependent upon the college’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence. Galveston College accepts applicant from the following states:

    Authorized States as of June 2012 

Arizona

Kansas

Oklahoma

California

Louisiana

Oregon

Colorado

Michigan

Pennsylvania

Connecticut

Mississippi

Rhode Island

Delaware

Nebraska

South Carolina

District of Columbia

New Hampshire

South Dakota

Florida

New Jersey

Tennessee

Hawaii

New Mexico (Until June 30, 2012)

Texas

Idaho

New York

 Utah

Illinois

Nevada

 Vermont

Indiana

 Virginia

Iowa

Ohio

West Virginia

As authorization is secured from other states, the states will be added to this list of authorized states.

 Complaint Resolution

The regulation requires Galveston College to provide current and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints.

 ·       Internal student complaint and grievance process can be found in the GC Catalog.

·       The Student grievance contact information for individual states (PDF)

·       Galveston College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges

        and Schools (SACS). Click here for complaint procedure information (PDF).

For questions concerning the complaint process or the U.S. DOE regulations affecting distance education, please contact GC Distance Education Coordinator at preyes@gc.edu or 409-944-1324.

 

Patricia Reyes
Distance Education Coordinator 

Office: R-110 in the Library    

(409) 944-1324   preyes@gc.edu

 

Updated 10/16/2013 - Content Author preyes