Welcome to Galveston College New Student Orientation!

New Student Orientation is required for all first time college students registering for credit class. For your convenience we offer New Student Orientation both ON CAMPUS & ONLINE.

  • All New Student Orientation sessions ON CAMPUS will be held in the Cheney Student Center, Seible Wing
  • The New Student Orientation sessions ONLINE will require that you use your GC Student ID # and password. The ONLINE session will allow you to be eligible to register for classes within 24hours- if you do not need additional testing.

You may begin the ONLINE New Student Orientation immediately in your WHITECAPS PORTAL


"enter" GC0XXXXXX (GC student ID# is your username)

           0X/0X/XX (Two digit month, day & year is your password)

*scroll down, on the bottom right you will see "Student Orientation"


  • You will be unable to register for classes until  you have completed a New Student Orientation Session and/or taken the TSI Pre-Assessment for the TSI Exam which is also found in your Whitecaps Portal.  
  • After receiving your auto reply - give 24 hours for processing within the system - to avoid delays you may PRINT a copy of the auto reply and visit the Counseling Center to register for classes.


To register for an in person session please click the blue box "New Student Orientation Reservations"

For questions New Student Orientation and/or TSI Placement testing call the Counseling and Advising Center
409-944-1220 or visit the Counseling and Advising Center located in Moody Hall (M150)
 If you have received an invitation via email for New Student Orientation please login to your session by clicking on the box below. It will redirect you to your online Orientation Class.

Click the box below to be redirected to the login page for your online class.

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Updated 3/30/2016 - Content Author glewis