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Galveston College is a two-year community college specializing in quality academic, technical, and professional programs.  Prospective students interested in Galveston College are encouraged to apply for admission early to ensure all applicant information is received and registration for the term desired is not delayed. 

veteran information


Veterans are admitted on the same basis as other students.  Galveston College is approved for veterans training under the GI Bill of Rights, Public Laws 358 and 550, and under the Vocational Rehabilitation Laws.

Veterans, dependents, or survivors of a veteran may be eligible for Veteran Educational Benefits to assist with educational needs.  For eligibility of benefits and general information, visit the Department of Veteran Affairs at

Other information regarding Veteran Education Benefits may be found on the Financial Aid website.

financial aid and scholarships


Students interested in attending Galveston College are encouraged to apply for financial aid and scholarships in advance.  Learn more about Financial Aid and Scholarships.

tuition and fees


Current tuition and fees for Galveston College can be obtained by visiting the Tuition and Fees 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.


Interested in visiting Galveston College?  Please visit our Tour Request Page for more information.

Information requests


If you are interested in more information about Galveston College, please click the logo below to access our Information Request Form.

Click below to view our latest Go For It brochure for an overview of our college.

Updated 8/26/2015 - Content Author tbranum