GRAYSON COUNTY, TX - Grayson College is holding a “One and Done” registration day for Spring semester enrollment. New and returning students are encouraged to visit the Main or South Campus on Jan. 10 between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm to sign up for the new semester.
The designated day will help students who prefer to have face to face interaction throughout the enrollment process. “Many of our students are eligible for online registration and have already made their Spring semester class selections,” said Shelle Cassell, GC’s Marketing and Public Information Director. “However, many students are more comfortable having someone assist them with the admissions and registration process. For new students, registration can be a stressful experience. We hope to ease that stress and, hopefully, help them have a good first experience.”
New students will have an added incentive to enroll full-time with 15 credit hours. “All new GC students who take 15 or more hours will receive a $100 book voucher toward textbooks in the GC Bookstore. And every new and returning student will have their name entered into a drawing for one of three free iPads. Students enrolling in 15 or more hours will earn an extra chance,” Cassell said.
GC has added Weekend College to its schedule for Spring 2013. Weekend courses are organized to allow concurrent enrollment in other GC schedule options, including traditional semesters, minimesters, half sessions and internet courses.
“There couldn’t be a better time to go to college, whether as a first-time or returning student,” said Cassell. “There’s a schedule that’s just right for anyone. Our students are busy and this new weekend option lets them attend only on weekends, or helps them work a class schedule that fits their routine.”
In addition to Weekend College, registration is under way for GC’s Winter Minimester, Spring Semester and both Spring Half Sessions. Students are encouraged to register early to secure the classes they want and to receive admissions, financial aid, orientation, testing and academic advising in a timely manner.
Current students may complete registration online or on-site, but prospective students must complete GC’s free admissions application process before they can register. New students under the age of 30 also must show proof of immunization against bacterial meningitis, and most students will need to either complete COMPASS - WorkKeys skills assessments or present their scores or exemption as part of the registration process. In addition to testing, a 30-minute College 101 Orientation will be offered throughout the day. The last test will begin at 4:00 p.m.
Spring Semester classes, including the weekend option, begin the week of Jan. 22 and conclude the week of May 16. Spring Half Session 1 classes also begin Jan. 22 but end March 21. Registration for all three schedules continues through Jan. 17; however, students are encouraged to register by Jan. 10. Those who enroll between Jan. 14-17 will have a $75 late registration fee.
Students may want to include classes from the Spring Half Session 2, which begin after Spring Break, in their course plans. Half Session 2 classes begin March 25 and conclude May 16. Registration can be made now or through March 21.
Online registration for all of the Spring schedules is available to returning students and new students who have completed the admission process. Students who have already completed the admission process can access the class schedule by visiting the GC website at www.grayson.edu and clicking on Campus Connect in the MyPage Portal.
Prospective students are encouraged to visit the college’s website at www.grayson.edu and click on Getting Started to see what documents they should bring with them to the “One and Done” registration event. Online information is available to help students while the GC administrative offices are closed for the holiday break Dec. 22 through Jan. 6. All offices will open at 8:00 a.m. Jan. 7.
Payment plans are available and students may apply for financial aid or scholarship assistance. Scholarships are available for the Spring semester, and should be applied for before or during the Jan. 10 registration event.
All incoming freshmen, transfer students and returning students who did not attend GC during the Fall 2012 semester must show proof of immunization against bacterial meningitis to the college’s Office of Admissions by the first day of classes for the semester in which they are enrolled. While students living in residence halls have been required to have this immunization for some time, the Texas Legislature recently extended that requirement to all students. The law does not apply to students age 30 and over or to students who are enrolled only in online classes; all other students must comply, either through immunization or through a waiver. The meningitis vaccine or booster must have been administered within the last five years and before the start of the semester or term. Visit the GC website at www.grayson.edu for more information.