College transfer students attend Galveston College after attending another higher education institution.

Transient students (also known as visiting students) attend Galveston College after attending another institution of higher education; however, they are not seeking a certificate or degree and are only taking courses to transfer back to their primary institution.  






admission requirements


1. Completed Application for Admission and Residency Questionnaire or Apply Texas Application.

2. Official transcript from primary college/university.  College transcripts will not be accepted directly from a student unless they are in an unopened envelope from the issuing institution. Faxed transcripts will be considered unofficial.

3. If the student has earned less than 15 college credits, an 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.

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

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


NOTE: Transfer students must be eligible for readmission to the institution in which they were previously enrolled (normally defined as being in 'good standing' - EX: 2.0 or better GPA on a 4.0 scale).  Students not in good standing may be admitted on individual approval.  Contact the Director of Admissions/Registrar for more information.

Additional information


Galveston College will accept credits from accredited colleges and universities if a passing grade of C or better has been earned (developmental courses are not transferrable).

International transcripts MUST be submitted to Galveston College with a certified English translation.  For more information regarding international admission, please visit the International Students page.


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.



Telephone 409-944-1230
Fax 409-944-1501
Location  M-160 (Moody Hall)



Updated 6/13/2016 - Content Author tbranum