Your questions answered
How do students apply and get in to San Jacinto College?
We’ve made everything very easy with an online application. Other key steps in the process include submitting transcripts from former schools, meeting with an academic advisor, applying for financial aid, and going to orientation.
What is done to provide a safe campus environment?
We take campus safety very seriously. Our campus police department is staffed with academy-trained police officers who are on duty and available 24 hours a day.
What areas of study are offered at San Jacinto College?
There are very few areas that aren’t offered. We are a long-established institute of higher learning, serving more than 30,000 students enrolled in 200 degree and certificate programs.
Is there any guidance for students unsure about a major?
Absolutely. We have a staff of highly experienced advisors who provide guidance to every student – not just when they come to San Jac, but every semester. We also have a Career Center that offers career assessment tests.
Once a student graduates, will you help them find a job?
Our mission is to ensure student success. That also means after graduation. We are very connected to the business and industrial communities that hire our graduates. We also offer many opportunities through our Career Center, such as Career Expo, job postings, and employment seeking workshops.
Are there any convenient amenities offered on campus?
We have all kinds of campus services that make life easier for our students. These include restaurants, post offices, childcare centers, copy centers, a golf course, even a spa & salon.
Do you offer tutoring or other academic support services?
We offer all kinds – for free. We have tutoring centers for math and for any writing task. In addition, our Student Success Centers that provide tutoring in other subjects. Any student that needs or wants help will get it.
How do students find out about their grades?
It’s very convenient and easy. We have a secure online system known as SOS where final grades are posted. We also have a system called Blackboard where instructors connect with their students. Some instructors post ongoing grades there.
How much does it cost to attend San Jacinto College?
San Jac is a state institution supported by tax dollars. This allows us to keep tuition and fees very low for our students. Plus we offer all forms of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, loans and campus jobs. There’s even an installment payment plan.
Is there any financial aid available to your students?
We offer every kind there is – grants, scholarships, loans and campus jobs. Applying for aid is very easy and can be done online. We encourage every student to apply, even if they don’t think they’ll qualify. You may be surprised at what is available.
Where can I find the tuition bill each semester?
These kinds of official documents are provided on our secure online system known as SOS. You can also contact the Business Office for a copy.
Do I have to pay the whole tuition bill all at once?
We offer an installment payment plan to make it easier to afford the bill, so our students can focus on learning, not paying.
Where can a student look for a job on campus?
On-campus jobs are actually a form of financial aid and are part of the Federal Work-Study and Texas Work-Study programs. This is a good thing. It ensures that students will only work part time, so they can handle their studies. Job openings are posted at our Career Centers.
Where can I find the college’s academic calendar?
The latest and greatest calendar is at the top of every page on this website. Simply click on News & Events and you’re there. Learn more.
How does a student transfer to San Jacinto College?
We are happy to accept students from all accredited colleges and universities. Transferring is quite easy. The student just needs to complete our admissions process and have all transcripts from other schools sent to us.
How does a student transfer from San Jacinto College?
San Jac is well known for its academic excellence. Most of our courses readily transfer to other colleges and universities everywhere. We also have several guaranteed acceptance agreements with other universities. San Jacinto College is an excellent place to begin the journey to a four-year degree and beyond.