Category: Student Services

2021 Spring Registration at Galveston College

Spring registration is Jan. 11-13

General registration for the spring 2021 semester at Galveston College will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Jan. 11 -13, in Moody Hall on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Late registration is set for 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15. Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Returning students can register on their Whitecaps portal at whitecaps.gc.edu. To view the spring 2021 schedule of classes, please visit https://gc.edu/admissions/course-schedule/

Students have five course-delivery options that fit their preferred learning styles and comfort levels: 

  • face-to-face instruction,
  • hybrid synchronous (a combination of face-to-face and Zoom meetings),
  • hybrid asynchronous (a combination of face-to-face and traditional online instruction),
  • online synchronous via Zoom,
  • traditional online internet instruction, or
  • a combination of the options.

 Not all classes are offered in all course-delivery methods. 

To meet with an adviser, contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu or schedule an appointment on the QLess app on a mobile phone or on the kiosks in Moody Hall to avoid the wait. 

Financial aid and Galveston College scholarships are available. Contact the Galveston College Financial Aid office at finaid@gc.edu or visit gc.edu/financial-aid for information. 

For more information on admission to Galveston College, write to admissions@gc.edu. For information on registration, call (409) 944-4242 or email advising@gc.edu.

College Foundation announces endowment of Vandy Anderson Scholarship Award in Culinary Arts

The Galveston College Foundation Board of Directors has announced the creation of the Vandy Anderson Scholarship Award in Culinary Arts endowment at Galveston College.

The new scholarship will foster the development of aspiring culinary arts professionals enrolled at Galveston College. The first recipients of the Vandy Anderson Scholarship Award in Culinary Arts will be announced in spring 2021.

“The Vandy I knew loved good food. You could frequently find him along with his food enthusiast friends enjoying the culinary achievements of all his favorite restaurants. This scholarship honors Vandy’s love for Galveston’s culinary gastronomic community and those that chose to take up that life’s work. The Galveston College Culinary Arts Academy scholarship means that students will be able to pursue their dreams and our local hospitality industry will have a skilled workforce,” said Jeri Kinnear, chair of the Galveston College Foundation.

Ann Anderson, Vandy Anderson’s sister, said she is thrilled and grateful to everyone in the community who supported the family in establishing the endowed scholarship.
“We are so honored by the establishment of this scholarship that lovingly will be named after Vandy, to whom education, history and the island were so very important,” Anderson said. “By supporting culinary student talent, this scholarship will celebrate our Vandy’s passion for life, support for education, and love of family and community – not to mention a fine meal!”

Vandy Anderson passed away on April 16, 2016. He was 73. He started his radio career at KILE radio and would become the owner/manager of KGBC for more than 30 years. Broadcasters inducted him into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2014.
“Vandy served his community in numerous ways as a broadcaster, trustee, chair or adviser for organizations across Galveston until his passing,” said Paulie Gaido, retired Galveston restaurateur. “The scholarship honors his legacy in the Galveston community and his love for the people of the island.”

Gaido’s book, “Entertaining at Home with Fresh American Seafood and Exceptional American Wine,” which he wrote with his wife Mary Kay, helped raise funds locally to honor the much-beloved man known as the “Voice of Galveston” during his long tenure at KGBC.

“On behalf of our culinary arts program and our culinary students, I want to thank all of those who made this endowment possible for their generous and thoughtful gifts,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, president of Galveston College. “This scholarship will honor Vandy’s memory and celebrate his passion for life, the joy of cooking and the importance of the culinary arts. We are grateful for and humbled by the Anderson family’s decision to honor Vandy in this way.”

Currently, there are several scholarships available for those interested in the Galveston College Culinary Arts Academy. Application information is available on the college website at https://gc.edu/financial-aid/available-aid/scholarships/ and from the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@gc.edu.

To make a gift to the Vandy Anderson Scholarship Award in Culinary Arts or for more information about the Galveston College Foundation, please contact Dr. Van Patterson at (409) 944-1205 or vpatterson@gc.edu.

Apply now for spring 2021 graduation

Galveston College students who plan to graduate in spring 2021 can apply now in Admissions and Records by visiting their whitecaps portal at whitecaps.gc.edu.

General graduation requirements can be found in the Graduation section of the Galveston College catalog. Additional program requirements for graduation can be found under the Degree Plans and Programs of Study section of the catalog.

In addition to general course requirements, students must also meet the following requirements to be eligible to graduate from Galveston College:

  • Grade-point average must be 2.00 or higher.
  • At least 25 percent of certificate/degree requirements must be completed in residence at Galveston College.

In addition, any outstanding financial or other obligations to Galveston College will prevent the student from receiving a copy of his/her diploma. All students are strongly encouraged to visit with an advisor in the Counseling and Advising Center prior to applying for graduation to ensure all graduation requirements have been met. To make an appointment, contact advising@gc.edu. In-person, telephone and email appointments are available.

Food for Thought

Final fall Food for Thought distribution draws 79 cars to Charlie Thomas Family ATC

The last free drive-through Food for Thought food distribution for the fall semester on Nov. 17 at Galveston College drew 79 cars to the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center.

Food for Thought is a partnership between Galveston College, the Galveston County Food Bank and the Houston Food Bank through its Food for Change food scholarship initiative.

Over the course of the semester, the program served hundreds of Galveston College students and their families by providing them with access to fresh produce, meats and other groceries on the Galveston College campus, enabling them to save money for other necessities and to maintain their focus on school. All currently enrolled Galveston College students are eligible to participate.

A very special thanks to the volunteers from the Texas Army National Guard, Galveston College faculty, staff and students, and friends of the college who assisted in distributing the food this semester.

For more information and to volunteer to assist with the program, contact Jose Martinez at jmartinez@gc.edu or (409) 944-1234.

Early registration underway at Galveston College

Early registration for the spring 2021 semester is underway at Galveston College. Students are encouraged to register early to get the classes they need – when they need them. The spring semester begins Jan. 19.

Registration hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday in the Counseling and Advising Center on the first floor of Moody Halllll. Returning students can register on their Whitecaps portal at whitecaps.gc.edu.

To view the spring 2021 schedule of classes, https://gc.edu/admissions/course-schedule/.

Students have five course-delivery options that fit their preferred learning styles and comfort levels:

  • face-to-face instruction,
  • hybrid synchronous (a combination of face-to-face and Zoom meetings),
  • hybrid asynchronous (a combination of face-to-face and traditional online instruction),
  • online synchronous via Zoom,
  • traditional online internet instruction, or
  • a combination of the options.

Not all classes are offered in all five course-delivery methods.

To meet with an advisor, contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu or schedule an appointment on the QLess app on a mobile phone or on the kiosks in Moody Hall to avoid the wait.

Financial aid and Galveston College scholarships are available. Contact the Galveston College Financial Aid office at gc.edu/financial-aid for information.

Students registering now also have access to a new FACTS monthly payment plan option. Payments may be made via e-Cashier by automatic bank payment or credit card. Additional information is on the Whitecaps portal.

For more information, call (409) 944-4242 or email advising@gc.edu for details.

Why wait for spring? Register now for fall 2020

Registration underway for fall 2020 second eight weeks classes

Why wait for spring? It’s not too late to register for the fall 2020 semester at Galveston College.

Registration is open for the fall 2020 second eight weeks session, which starts Oct. 26.
General education course offerings include the following:


ARTS-1301-3700 – Art Appreciation – Stovall – Main Campus
PSYC-2301-3100 – General Psychology – Culver – Main Campus
SPCH-1315-3710 – Public Speaking – J. Davison – Main Campus

REGISTERING FOR CLASSES

In order to plan coursework, new and current students should contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu. Students may also visit the Counseling and Advising Center located on the first floor of Moody Hall. New and current students can also register on their Whitecaps portal at whitecaps.gc.edu with their student ID number. A student ID number is assigned at the time of admission.

FINANCIAL AID

Students who have not applied for financial aid for 2020-2021 should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.
Assistance in completing the FAFSA is available at finaid@gc.edu or at the one-stop Student Services center on the first floor of Moody Hall.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

All individuals entering campus buildings are expected to use a facial mask or face covering. In addition, those entering campus buildings will be screened for signs of COVID-19 and temperature. Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance, as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, city of Galveston and state of Texas guidelines.


For a copy of Galveston College’s “Making It Real for Fall 2020: A Framework for Fall Classes and Campus Operations,” visit gc.edu/coronavirus.

Register for Fall 2020 Second Start Classes

Registration underway for fall 2020 second start classes

It’s not too late to begin classes this fall at Galveston College. Registration is open for the fall 2020 second start session. Classes begin Monday, Oct. 5.

Galveston College will host Facebook Live information sessions about fall 2020 second start classes on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. Visit the Galveston College Facebook page to view a session.

Admission and Registration

New students can apply for admission at applytexas.org.

In order to plan coursework for the fall semester, new and current students should contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu.

To search for classes, click here and select Fall 2020 and FL 2nd Start: 10/5-12/17 in the top menus.

New and current students can also register on their Whitecaps portal at whitecaps.gc.edu with their student ID number. A student ID number is assigned at the time of admission.

All individuals entering campus buildings are expected to use a facial mask or face covering. In addition, those entering campus buildings will be screened for signs of COVID-19 and temperature.

Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance, as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, city of Galveston and state of Texas guidelines.

For more information on admission to the college, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-1230 or admissions@gc.edu. Contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu with any questions concerning registration.  For a copy of Galveston College’s “Making It Real for Fall 2020: A Framework for Fall Classes and Campus Operations,” visit gc.edu/coronavirus.

The Beacon of Galveston College

Galveston College fall 2020 registration is Aug. 24-29

General registration for the fall 2020 semester at Galveston College will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 24-27, on the first floor of Moody Hall on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Late registration is set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 31.

Students have five course-delivery options that fit their preferred learning style and comfort level:

• face-to-face instruction,
• hybrid synchronous (a combination of face-to-face and Zoom meetings),
• hybrid asynchronous (a combination of face-to-face and traditional online instruction),
• online synchronous via Zoom,
• traditional online asynchronous instruction, or
• a combination of the options.

Not all classes are offered in all five course-delivery methods.

Students can review lists of classes for each learning option at the “Your College, Your Way” site on the Galveston College website at https://gc.edu/yourcollegeyourway.

The fall course schedule includes classes in accounting, art, biology, business administration, chemistry, communication, computed tomography, cosmetology, computer and network administration, computer science, criminal justice, culinary arts, developmental studies, diagnostic medical sonography, drama, economics, education, electrical and electronics technology, emergency medical services, engineering, English, environmental science, government, health information and healthcare management.

Also, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), history, humanities, instrumentation technology, kinesiology/physical education, law enforcement, learning framework, magnetic resonance imaging, mathematics, medical administration, music, nuclear medicine, nursing, philosophy, physics, psychology, radiation therapy, radiography, sociology, Spanish, speech, surgical technology, vocational nursing and welding technology.

New students can apply for admission at applytexas.org.

In order to plan coursework for the fall semester, new and current students should contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu.

All campus areas/offices have reopened to provide in-person services.

All individuals entering campus buildings are expected to use a facial mask or face covering. In addition, those entering campus buildings will be screened for signs of COVID-19 and temperature.

Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance, as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, city of Galveston and state of Texas guidelines.

New and current students can also register on their Whitecaps portal at whitecaps.gc.edu with their student ID number. A student ID number is assigned at the time of admission.

For more information on admission to the college, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-1230 or admissions@gc.edu. Contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu with any questions concerning registration.

For a copy of Galveston College’s Making It Real for Fall 2020: A Framework for Fall Classes and Campus Operations,” visit gc.edu/coronavirus.

Updated fall 2020 class schedule goes online to reflect Your College, Your Way learning options

Early registration for the fall 2020 semester is underway at Galveston College. Classes begin Aug. 31.

The updated fall 2020 schedule of classes went online July 20 and reflects necessary changes in course delivery based on the college’s Framework for Fall Classes and Campus Operations.

Students have five options that fit their preferred learning style and comfort level:

• face-to-face instruction,
• hybrid synchronous (a combination of face-to-face and Zoom meetings),
• hybrid asynchronous (a combination of face-to-face and traditional online instruction),
• online synchronous via Zoom,
• traditional online asynchronous instruction, or
• a combination of the options.

Some technical and professional programs, such as Nursing, have a prescribed course delivery system.

In order to plan coursework for the fall semester, current and new students should contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu.

To search for fall classes, go directly to the search tool here. For more information about the learning options, visit https://gc.edu/yourcollegeyourway.

New students can apply for admission at applytexas.org.

Current and new students can register on their Whitecaps portal at whitecaps.gc.edu with their student ID number.

All individuals entering campus buildings are expected to use a facial mask or face covering. In addition, those entering campus buildings will be screened for signs of COVID-19 and temperature.

Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance, as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and city of Galveston guidelines.

“Our focus at Galveston College continues to be on the safety of our students, faculty, staff and community,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, president. “We will continue to comply with all appropriate CDC guidelines, as well as the directives of state and local officials, as we prepare for a very gradual and systematic transition back to on-campus work.”

Registration for fall 2020 classes will continue online throughout the summer. College faculty and staff will work remotely through July 31. All campus areas/offices will begin providing limited in-person services on Aug. 3.

For more information on admission to the college, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-1230 or admissions@gc.edu. Contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu with any questions concerning registration.

Moody Hall

In-person registration for summer II and fall is July 6-9

Limited in-person registration for the summer II and fall 2020 semesters will open at Galveston College on Monday, July 6, in the one-stop student services center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the college’s main campus at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston.

Registration times will be 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 6-9. The last day for summer II general registration is Wednesday, July 8. Late registration for summer II is Thursday, July 9.

In order to plan coursework for the summer and fall, current and new students should contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu.

To view the summer and fall 2020 schedule of classes, visit https://gc.edu/admissions/course-schedule/.

New students should apply for admission at applytexas.org. For more information on admission to the college, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-1230 or admissions@gc.edu.

Online registration is available to new and current students via their Whitecaps portal at whitecaps.gc.edu using their student ID number. For assistance, contact the Information Technology Service Desk at helpdesk@gc.edu.

All summer credit and noncredit classes will be delivered online, with the exception of certain technical courses and programs that require hands-on instruction that cannot be delivered online but can be delivered face to face in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Examples of programs that may require hands-on or face-to-face instruction include shop, laboratory and clinical segments of courses and programs in health science, nursing, emergency medical services, law enforcement, welding and other applied technology areas.

All individuals entering campus buildings are expected to use a facial mask or face covering. In addition, those entering campus buildings will be screened for signs of COVID-19 and temperature.

Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance, as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings as appropriate and in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and city of Galveston guidelines.

“Our focus at Galveston College continues to be on the safety of our students, faculty, staff and community,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, president. “We will continue to comply with all appropriate CDC guidelines, as well as the directives of state and local officials, as we prepare for a very gradual and systematic transition back to on-campus work.”

Registration for fall classes will continue online throughout the summer. College faculty and staff will work remotely through July 31.

Galveston College is here to help. Please do not hesitate to reach out.