Category: Admissions

DAR offers scholarships for students

The George Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) of Galveston, Texas, invites Galveston College students to apply for scholarships offered by the DAR Scholarship Committee.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States to apply for a scholarship offered by the DAR Scholarship Committee.  Applicants must also attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, applicants may want to reach out to the George Washington Chapter for help with their applications.

For more information, contact Meghann Nash in the Galveston College Financial Aid office at Deadline for applications is midnight on February 15, 2020?

Visit the DAR website for a list of scholarships:

International Student Health Insurance

To Learn More:

Admissions Office


Fax: 409-944-1501

International Student Health Insurance

Students enrolled in on-campus courses are required to carry health insurance for themselves and for their immediate families during their time of study at Galveston College and must provide proof of coverage before arriving on campus. (Though U.S. immigration law does not require F-1 visa students to carry health insurance, Galveston College’s requirement supersedes the F-1 regulations.)

To explore health insurance options, consider the following:

NOTE: For U.S.-based insurance organizations, international students should identify themselves as “international” to view appropriate health coverage.

Minimum Standards for Insurance Coverage

Major Medical Coverage


Medical Evacuation


Repatriation of Remains


Deductible per Accident/Illness


Minimum Policy Rating

(must comply with one)

A.M. Best, rating of “A-” or above
Insurance Solvency International, Ltd., rating of “A-” or above
Standard and Poor’s, rating of “A-” or above
Weiss Research, Inc., rating of “B+” or above


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Student Health Insurance

To Learn More:

Admissions Office


Fax: 409-944-1501

Student Health Insurance

In an effort to address the health insurance needs of our students, Galveston College has assembled a list of helpful resource links to assist our students in their search for affordable healthcare. According to college policy, students enrolled in Galveston College classes that meet on campus or who live in campus housing are required to carry health insurance for themselves during their time of attendance.

Although the college is not responsible for any medical expenses incurred by students while on campus or at college-sponsored activities, we are providing contacts to assist students with purchasing health insurance through private insurance companies. We highly advise students to carefully study the specific terms of any healthcare policy before purchasing coverage.

Three ways U. S. residents may search for affordable insurance are as follows:

International students who will be certified by Galveston College for an F visa during their studies at the college must have a health insurance policy that  meets minimum standards.  See International Student Health Insurance for more detailed information and links.

Steps to Enroll

New students and students who have not been at Galveston College within the past 12 months must follow all steps below to register for credit courses at Galveston College. 

Students who have been at Galveston College within the past 12 months may skip to step 5 below.

Students who have a hold on their record will be prevented from registering for new classes until the hold is cleared.  Students may view their hold via the Whitecaps Portal and should contact the listed office to clear the obligation.

Registration is not complete until payment is complete. 

For payment options, please contact the Business Office at 409-944-1362.

Step 1 - Apply for Admission

Students must apply for admission to Galveston College and submit all supporting documentation.  Information on applying to the college and supporting documentation may be found by visiting the Admissions Office website

Step 2 - Apply for Financial Aid

Galveston College offers many types of financial aid to assist eligible students to pay for courses.  Visit the Financial Aid page for more information on applying for federal aid.

Step 3 - Take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment

The State of Texas requires all students to be assessed in Mathematics, Reading, and Writing to determine course placement and eligibility.  Some students may be exempt from taking the TSI assessment.

Students may also visit with a Counselor or Advisor in the Counseling/Advising Center (Moody Hall, Room 150) to determine if the TSI assessment is required.

Step 4 - Complete New Student Orientation

New students at Galveston College must complete new student orientation.  For more information, please visit the New Student Orientation page or visit the Counseling/Advising Center (Moody Hall, Room 150).

Step 5 - Visit with an Advisor/Counselor

New students should visit with their Advisor/Counselor or Program Coordinator to plan their schedule and map out their career and educational goals.  Continuing or returning students are encouraged to keep in touch with their assigned advisor to stay on track to graduation.

The Advising/Counseling Center is located in Moody Hall, Room 150, and may be reached via telephone at 409-944-1220.

Step 6 - Register for Classes

Students may register in-person or online using the Whitecaps Portal.  Detailed instructions for registering online are as follows:

  • Click on Whitecaps Portal
  • Enter your GC user ID and Password (The password is the same as your current campus computer password) and click Login.  If you have difficulty logging in or need your password reset, please contact the IT Service Desk at 409-944-1352.
  • Under “Quick links”, please select Register for Classes.
  • Select Search and Register for Classes.
  • Select a term, enter as many search criteria as you wish, and click Submit.
  • To add a class, click the Select Section(s) box next to the section you want to add and click Submit
  • Select the appropriate action for each section and click Submit
  • Review your registration results and click OK

Registration is not complete until payment arrangements are made.

Step 7 - Pay for Classes

Registration is not complete until payment arrangements are made.  Students may pay in person at the Business Office (Moody Hall, Room 222) or online via the FACTS payment system.  For more information on paying online, please visit the FACTS payment system information page.

Payment questions may be directed to Business Office via telephone at 409-944-1362.

Step 8 - Activate your email on the Whitecaps Portal

Registration is not complete until  your email is set up on your whitecaps portal.

Email questions may be directed to GC IT Service Desk via telephone at 409-944-1352 or

Step 9 - Stop by the Media Desk for your ID & Parking Pass

Registration is not complete until  you have your Student ID and parking pass (if necessary)

ID questions may be directed to GC IT Service Desk via telephone at 409-944-1352 or

Contact Galveston College

QUESTIONS? Call 409-944-4242

FAX 409-944-1500


To Learn More:

Admissions Office


Fax: 409-944-1501


Galveston College is a fully accredited, two-year community college offering associate degrees and certificates in academic, technical, and professional programs.  In order to register for classes or programs at Galveston College, you must first apply and be admitted to the college.  The Office of Admissions and Records staff is happy to assist every student with their individual educational goal, because we are committed to the success of every student!

The Office of Admissions and Records provides the following services:

  • Application processing
  • Degree certification
  • Enrollment verification
  • Residency determination
  • Transcript evaluation/articulation
  • Transcript request processing

Regular Hours

Monday & Tuesday 
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.