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.