Steps to Enroll

Step 1: Get Admitted

Apply for Admissions

Apply Online

The application to San Jacinto College is administered through ApplyTexas at NO cost to you! Click on the link to get started.

To get help with completing the application, students can visit to schedule a virtual appointment or use the Advising Chat feature on the Recruiting webpage.

Contact information:
281-998-6150 x1078

    Step 2: Get Advised

    At San Jacinto College, our mission is to ensure you succeed and to empower you to achieve your goals, redefine your expectations and encourage your exploration of new opportunities.

    With our eight areas of study, you are encouraged to not only equip yourself with the training and tools needed to succeed in a career, but to pursue the life you’ve always dreamed about and find your place in the world.

    San Jac's Student Online System (S.O.S.) is where you can access all of your personal information.

    San Jacinto College is dedicated to your success so all new students (first time in college) are required to participate in New Student Orientation before registering for their first term. New Student Orientation is designed to give you the tools you need to be successful both inside and outside the classroom.

    In addition, transfer students with less than 12 credit hours are required to complete Online Orientation prior to registering for classes.

    You can register for online orientation by logging into your Student Online System (S.O.S.) account.

    Students who have completed the application process may complete New Student Orientation via the online portal in SOS. For the most up-to-date information, continue to check:

    Students can contact Orientation & Campus Tours through the following email addresses:

    Meningitis Vaccination or booster is required for admissions if you are younger than 22. Meningitis clinics are offered throughout the year on our campuses, click HERE for dates and locations.

    What to Do:

    Obtain the vaccination from a private physician's office, clinic, or pharmacy, or through a public clinic.

    Email your immunization record to, fax it to 281-669-4720, or drop it off at a designated drop off point at any San Jac campus. More information on drop off locations is available at

    For your convenience you may download the Vaccination Verification Form to provide to your physician.

    Exceptions to the meningitis shot requirement are available to students by providing evidence of the following:

    • Students who are 22 years of age or older.
    • Students who are enrolled only in Continuing and Professional Development courses or corporate training programs that are less than 360 contact hours that are not linked to Credit classes.

    Students who present conscientious exemption forms stating a decline of the vaccination for reasons of conscience, including religious belief can submit the Conscientious Exemption Form to the admissions office. 

    Sending transcripts to San Jacinto College is pretty simple.

    Please request that your high school or each college/university you attended send an official transcript to:

    San Jacinto College - Records Management
    13735 Beamer Road
    Houston, TX 77089

    During San Jacinto College's Altered Operations period, students are encouraged to request an unofficial transcript to assist with placement in college-level coursework if they have not taken a placement test.

    If you hold an associate degree or higher you only need to submit a transcript from the school that awarded the degree, plus transcripts of any credit earned thereafter.

    Please note: If you're applying for Financial Aid, all transcripts will be required. 

    1. Please make an official request to have San Jacinto College evaluate your transfer college transcripts to determine what courses will transfer by scheduling a virtual appointment at or use the Advising Chat feature on the Admissions webpage, or by calling 281-998-6150.

    San Jacinto College uses the TSIA exam to determine your college readiness levels in math, reading and writing. Your test scores will determine if you are ready for college level courses or need a bit more practice with college preparatory courses.

    Some students are exempt from placement testing. Do you have an associate degree or higher? Are you an active-duty military service member or an honorably discharged veteran? Did you take another test such as the SAT, ACT or TAKS and make a qualifying score? Qualifying scores are listed in the catalog.

    Perhaps you have attended another college or university and have transfer classes that will help us assess your college-readiness. You might not need to test! These are some examples of placement testing exemptions. If you meet any of these requirements or believe you are exempt, please contact the Admissions Office via email at or phone at 281-998-6150 before you take the state approved test.

    New Students:

    As part of our mission in ensuring student success, all students who are new to San Jacinto College will need to meet with an Admissions Advisor to talk about programs available, choose their courses, and potential career options.

    Admissions services have been moved to an online format and will continue for the foreseeable future. Admissions advising will now be provided online. To schedule a virtual appointment, students can visit or use the Advising Chat feature on the Admissions webpage


    If you’re transferring from another school or re-enrolling in college, we make it easy for you to continue on your path. We are here to help you transfer your credits into San Jacinto College and enroll, so you won’t miss a beat. To learn more about transferring to San Jacinto College, please click here.

    Admissions services have been moved to an online format and will continue for the foreseeable future. Admissions advising will now be provided online. To schedule a virtual appointment, students can visit or use the Advising Chat feature on the Admissions webpage

    Step 3: Get Financed

    At San Jacinto College, we have a goal of our own – to never let finances stand in the way of our students’ success. Beyond low tuition and expenses, we offer plentiful opportunities for financial aid. We are dedicated to making sure your education here is as affordable as it is excellent.

    Various factors go into determining what kinds of financial aid you can receive. Here at San Jacinto College, you’ll find many resources available to you, along with some important dates and details that will need your attention. But don’t worry, we’ll help you understand everything you need to know, and guide you through everything you need to do. So, you can get on with pursuing your goals.

      The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for  Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at

      For an in-depth explanation of what is needed to complete the FAFSA online, click HERE.

      Our FAFSA school code is 003609.

      Scholarships are awarded each fall and spring semester to help San Jacinto College students pay for tuition and course related books and supplies. Scholarships are available to all SJC students in various programs of study. By completing the general application, you will be considered for all scholarships for which you meet the criteria. Only one application per student is required.

      Go to General Scholarship Application and Scholarship Opportunities

      Making a successful journey through college is a lot easier when you don’t have high costs blocking the way. Fortunately, San Jacinto College is tax-supported by the state and surrounding district. This allows us to offer you a great education and charge you only a fraction of the total cost.

      New Semester Credit Hour (SCH)

      Tuition Rate Effective Fall 2019

      Texas Resident In-District


      Texas Resident Out-of-District


      Non-Texas Resident/International




      For a detailed list of costs, please visit the Tuition page.

      You can pay your tuition and fees online or in person at any of our campus business offices. Installment payment plans (IPP) are also available in SOS under the Student Account Suite or at any campus business office.

      Please use these links to learn more about: