Welcome to Galveston College, now serving the Galveston, Chambers and East Jefferson County areas!

At our Hamshire-Fannett location, Galveston College offers traditional classes and concurrent dual credit classes. In addition, numerous opportunities for online study and telecourse classes are available. By taking courses during the evening or as dual credit, students can earn an Associates Degree in General Studies or transfer these credit courses to other four-year colleges and universities.
COMPASS testing is also available at the Hamshire-Fannett campus. The fee for the Compass test is $29. For a list of registration dates and times, call (409) 243-3366.

  • Early Registration: starts April 16, 2012

  • General Registration (via WhiteCAPS ): August 20-25, 2012

  • Late registration and schedule changes August 27-28, 2012 

  • Classes begin on August 27, 2012

  • in-Person Registration at Hamshire Fannett HS:   June 9, 2012 from 11:00 to 4:00 pm.  

H-F Dual Credit Student/Parent Meetings 

  • Location and time (TBA)

The Community College Advantage

According to College Board.com, there are at least six excellent reasons for starting your higher education journey at a community college such as Galveston College:
  • Community colleges cost significantly less than state or private colleges and universities, providing a cost-effective way to complete the first two years of college.
  • If you are not sure about college, maybe you would like to begin by aiming for a two-year associate degree before deciding whether you want to pursue a bachelor's degree.
  • You are not sure what kind of program you want to pursue.
  • If you have been out of school for a while or your GPA isn't so great, a community college can help you build your skills before transferring.
  • If you would like a career-oriented degree, such as a fashion-design or a computer-certification program, attend a community college. Programs like these are often not available at four-year institutions.
  • If you work, have commitments, and need a flexible schedule, community colleges are often able to accommodate your hectic lifestyle.
For additional information about Galveston College Distance Learning, contact Felipe Payán by telephone
(409) 944-1324
or email

Updated 11/1/2012 - Content Author fpayan