Students with Special Needs

Galveston College Student Services

Services for Students with Special Needs

The Galveston College Office of Special Services strives to coordinate services that will enable students with special needs to act as independently as possible in a supportive atmosphere that promotes educational success. A variety of programs, services and related activities are designed to provide educational support to students who self-identify as having a disability.

The Special Services staff works with faculty, administrators and students toward the goal of complying with state and federal regulations while integrating the student with special needs into the college community. Galveston College Office of Special Services provides students with assistance and information in meeting the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Additional information is available through the Office of Special Services located in the Counseling Center located on the first floor of Moody Hall.

It is the policy of Galveston College to provide equal opportunities without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, genetic information or veteran status.

Available Special Assistance:

Priority Registration

  • Pre-Enrollment Advisement

Special Equipment

  • Text to Voice
  • Screen Enhancement
  • E-book information and referral


  • Disability Issues
  • Referral, Career Counseling, etc.

Support & Referral

  • Advocacy & Support
  • Information & Referral


  • Additional Testing Time
  • Priority Classroom Seating etc.


  • Readers/Scribes
  • Sign Interpreters/CART

Child Care Assistance

Financial assistance is available as funding allows for students who qualify for child care assistance. To qualify for assistance you must be:

  • Economically Disadvantaged
  • Declared a Vocational/Technical Major

Applications are available in the Counseling Center located in Moody Hall (M-150) or you may download the application, complete and print for submission to the Counseling Center.

Requesting Accommodations

Use the following downloadable guidelines for proper documentation:

Registration Process for Services

Specific Documentation Guidelines

High School to College Transition

Contact Services for Students with Special Needs

Jayne Withers, Student Success Advisor





Traveling south on I-45
Take 61st Street exit and turn right at stop light. Travel approximately one mile to Seawall Blvd. Turn left on to Seawall. Proceed down Seawall to 39th Street. (Gaido's Restaurant is at corner of 39th and Seawall). Turn left on 39th and travel north to Avenue Q. Turn left at 39th and Avenue Q and proceed one block to Main Campus. Main Campus parking is available on Avenue Q, Avenue R and satellite parking at 39th and Avenue Q.


4015 Ave. Q
Galveston, TX 77550


7626 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77551

Traveling south on I-45
Take Exit 1B toward 71st St. Merge onto frontage road/Broadway St. and travel approximately five blocks to the first stop sign. At the stop sign, turn left onto 71st St. Take the first left onto frontage road/Broadway St and continue on the frontage road for approximately five blocks to the Applied Technology Center campus.

From GC Main Campus
Travel west on Avenue Q toward 45th St. Turn right at 45th St. and proceed to the stop light on Broadway. Turn left onto Broadway and travel approximately one mile. Continue onto I-45 North to Exit 1C. Take Exit 1C and merge onto the frontage road/Broadway St. The Applied Technology Center will be on the right.