Galveston College Student Services


Welcome to Galveston College New Student Orientation!

New Student Orientation is required for all first time college students registering for credit class. For your convenience we offer New Student Orientation both ON CAMPUS & ONLINE.

  • All New Student Orientation sessions ON CAMPUS will be held in the Cheney Student Center, Seible Wing
  • The New Student Orientation sessions ONLINE will require that you use your GC Student ID # and password. The ONLINE session will allow you to be eligible to register for classes within 24hours- if you do not need additional testing.

When Can I Start Orientation?

You may begin the ONLINE New Student Orientation immediately in your WHITECAPS PORTAL


“enter” GC0XXXXXX (GC student ID# is your username)
0X/0X/XX (Two digit month, day & year is your password)

*scroll down, on the bottom right you will see “Student Orientation”


  • You will be unable to register for classes until  you have completed a New Student Orientation Session and/or taken the TSI Pre-Assessment for the TSI Exam which is also found in your Whitecaps Portal.
  • After receiving your auto reply – give 24 hours for processing within the system – to avoid delays you may PRINT a copy of the auto reply and visit the Counseling Center to register for classes.

On Campus Orientation Registration

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

Email Address (required)

GC Student ID Number(required)

Phone Number (required)

Birthday (required)

First Time Freshman (required)

Desired Orientation Date (required)

Select a Time (required)

Your Message

Contact Counseling & Advising

Deon Botha, Director of Advising and Counseling