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Distance Education

Distance Education brings regular college instruction to those who cannot attend classes on campus. Distance Education courses have no regularly scheduled class meetings. However, one orientation meeting with the instructor is may be required by the instructor prior to initial instruction. Thereafter, students may attend optional review sessions preceding each exam; but will work independently at a pace prescribed by the course syllabus.

Distance education classes are not easier than on-campus classes. Successful students must be self-disciplined and exercise good study habits. Substantial homework should be anticipated and will constitute a major portion of the course grade. For detailed information about Distance Learning at Galveston College, download a PDF file of our “Distance Education Handbook.”

Mission

Distance Education promotes the mission and fortifies the efforts of Galveston College to develop well-rounded innovators and critical thinkers who can develop solutions for an increasingly complex, dynamic and global society by providing quality instruction and course content to students who are unable, for a variety of reasons, to attend classes on campus.

Out of State Authorization

Admission of students residing outside the state of Texas to an online course, degree or certificate program offered by Galveston College is dependent upon the college’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence. Galveston Gollege accepts applicant from the following states below. As authorization is secured from other states, the states will be added to this list of authorized states.

Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas

Louisiana
Michigan
Mississippi
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico (Until 6/30/12)
New York
Nevada
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon

Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia

Complaint Resolution

The regulation requires Galveston College to provide current and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints.

For questions concerning the complaint process or the U.S. DOE regulations affecting distance education, please contact GC Distance Education Coordinator at preyes@gc.edu or 409-944-1324.

Contact Distance Education

Patricia Reyes
Distance Education Coordinator/Instructional Design Specialist

Phone

409-944-1324

Fax

409-944-1500