Students who have had continuous enrollment at Galveston College are considered “Current Students”.
Current students do not have to apply or reapply for admission unless a break or gap in enrollment occurs (summer semesters are not included).
Galveston College recommends that all Current Students review their degree progress with a Counselor or Advisor prior to the beginning of each semester.
Students are also advised to pay close attention to deadlines and review the Academic and Semester Calendars regularly.
Student Rights Under FERPA
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights regarding their educational records. They are:
- The right to inspect and review the student’s records. The student may request to review his/her records by submitting a written request with the his/her signature to the Registrar or other school official having custody of such records;
- The right to seek amendment of the student’s records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy right. Requests for amendment of records must be in writing and must describe the specific portions of specific record(s) the student wishes to have amended, text or instructions as to the change desired, and the reasons why the change is justified;
- The right to restrict the disclosure of Directory Information;
- The right to file a complaint with the Department of Education’s Family Policy Compliance Office concerning alleged failures by the college/university to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
Bacterial Meningitis Information
All entering students are required by the State of Texas to have been vaccinated against Bacterial Meningitis. Click here for more information.
For information on requesting a transcript, please visit our Transcript Request Page.
Catalogs / Course Descriptions
The Galveston College Catalog is the official source of academic standards, course descriptions, degree requirements, and other important academic and student information. Please visit our Catalogs page to view current and/or archived catalogs.
Auditing a Course
Students may elect to audit a course – that is, take an undergraduate course for personal enrichment – with permission from the Vice President of Instruction and course instructor. Audited courses carry no credit value and cannot be used to fulfill certificate or degree requirements. Students are responsible for paying full tuition and fees for audited courses.
To audit a course, students must:
- Obtain a “Request to Audit a Course” form from the Admissions Office (M-160).
- Secure signatures from the Vice President of Instruction and each instructor for the course(s) to be audited.
- Return the “Request to Audit a Course” form to the Admissions Office.
- After the regular registration period has passed, the student will be registered for the course only if space is available.
- After being registered in the course, contact the Business Office to make payment in full.
Please note: Audited courses are designated on the student’s transcript with a notation of “AU” in the grade column.