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So, you’re ready to get started at San Jac. That’s terrific. There are a few steps you need to take in the admissions process, which we’ve outlined for you here. We’ll help you work your way through this short list and in no time you’ll be attending classes and pursuing your ambitions.
Please continue to consult with our website for updated information regarding submission of required documentation.
Requirement: The Texas Legislature requires that all incoming Texas college students must receive a vaccination or booster against bacterial meningitis.
Who: The vaccine is required for all new students to San Jacinto College (including dual credit students) beginning in the Spring 2012 term, and for returning San Jacinto College students who have had a break in enrollment for one or more Fall or Spring terms. Transfer students are considered new students. Also, all incoming Continuing and Professional Development students taking "linked" courses are required to receive meningitis vaccinations. A linked CPD course is any course held in conjunction with an academic/credit course.
What: The student or parent or guardian of the student must provide a certificate signed by a health practitioner or an official immunization record showing the student has received the bacterial meningitis vaccination or booster during the five-year period prior to enrollment, and not less than ten days before the first day of classes. Two ways to receive the meningitis vaccination are either through a private physician's office or clinic, or through a public clinic, such as Harris County Health Department clinics.
Exceptions: Below are listed San Jacinto College students who are not required to submit evidence of receiving the vaccination against bacterial meningitis or evidence of receiving a booster dose --
- Students who are 22 years of age or older;
- Students who enrolled during the Fall 2012 term and who maintain continual Fall and Spring term enrollment as long as they remain SJC students (note: the exception does not apply once a SJC student transfers to another college);
- Students enrolled only in distance learning classes that are 100 percent online. (Must provide Meningitis Compliance Form to Enrollment Services);
- Students who present affidavits signed by licensed physicians stating that the vaccination would be injurious to the health of the students;
- Students who present conscientious exemption forms from the Texas Department of State and Health Services stating the students decline the vaccination for reasons of conscience, including religious belief;
- Students who are enrolled in Continuing and Professional Development courses or corporate training programs that are less than 360 contact hours.
Applying to San Jac is really easy. We’ve created a simple online tool to quickly take you through the process. Be sure to complete this step well before the upcoming semester, so you’ll be ready when class registration begins.
Students may also complete the Texas Common Application for 2 year schools at www.applytexas.org, but should allow extra processing time before registering.
Payment may be made on the Web by check, credit card, debit card that has a MasterCard or Visa affiliation, or Installment Payment Plan. Payments may also be made in person by cash, check, money order, credit card, debit card or Installment Payment Plan at any campus business office. Payments may not, however, be paid over the phone. Payments for registration or class changes is due on the published payment deadline each semester or registration may be cancelled. All registration/financial obligations incurred after the payment deadline for each semester not covered by financial aid, installment payment plan, third party agreement, or scholarship must be paid on day of registration. Remember – it is the student’s responsibility to ensure payment meets the required obligation in order to avoid late penalties and/or cancellation.