Graduates of accredited high schools and GED graduates are eligible to enroll at Galveston College.

Galveston College considers the following agencies when determining high school accreditation:

For high schools located in a state other than Texas, Galveston College determines accreditation based on comparable agencies for that state.

Graduates from non-accredited high schools may not be eligible for federal financial aid.

For questions regarding accreditation, please contact the Admissions and Records Office at 409-944-1230.

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1. Completed Application for Admission.

2. Official high school transcript with final grades, date of graduation, and certifying signature or official GED score report and completion date.  High school transcripts will not be accepted from the student unless in an unopened envelope from the high school.

3. Official TSI Assessment, or exemption test scores and documentation.

4. Proof of the Bacterial Meningitis vaccination (unless the student is 22 years of age or older).

new student orientation

All new students are required to attend New Student Orientation.  For more information, please visit the New Student Orientation page or contact the Counseling and Advising Center at 409-944-1220.

bacterial meningitis information

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.

residency waiver for non-us citizens

Under Texas Education Code §21.25, students who are non-US citizens or non-permanent residents may qualify to pay resident tuition if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Graduated from a Texas high school or received a GED in Texas
  • Resided in Texas for the 36 months leading up to graduating from a high school or receiving a GED
  • Resided in Texas for 12 months immediately preceding the census date of the semester in which he/she will enroll
  • Have filed for permanent resident status or will file for permanent resident status as soon as eligible to do so

Students meeting all criteria must fill out an affidavit and have it signed by a notary public in Texas.  A State of Texas Notary is on file in the Admissions and Records Office.  

**Note - you must sign the affidavit in front of the Notary.  Do not sign the affidavit before meeting with the Notary.

Permanent Resident Information

contact information

Telephone 409-944-1230
Fax 409-944-1501
Email adm@gc.edu
Location  M-160 (Moody Hall)


Updated 5/16/2016 - Content Author tbranum