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.”
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.
District of Columbia
New Mexico (Until 6/30/12)
The regulation requires Galveston College to provide current and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints.
- Internal student complaint and grievance process can be found in the GC Catalog.
- The Student grievance contact information for individual states (PDF)
- Galveston College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
- Complaint procedure information (PDF).
For questions concerning the complaint process or the U.S. DOE regulations affecting distance education, please contact GC Distance Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 409-944-1324.
Contact Distance Education
Distance Education Coordinator/Instructional Design Specialist