Resources for Parents & Guardians

We believe it’s never too soon to start conversations about college and a career with your child! To get the conversation started, here are some questions we ask students when we visit schools:

  • What are subjects in school you like? (i.e. Math, Reading, History, Sports)
  • What types of things do you enjoy doing outside of school? (Reading, Hiking, Baking, Travel)
  • Is there a career you’ve heard of that interests you? Why? What do you find most interesting?
  • How long will you need to be in school to find a job in that career field?
  • Are there additional requirements for this career? (i.e. background checks, immunizations, a driver’s license, certification from a licensing board, etc.)

Questions about completing the FAFSA or TASFA? Check out our webinar, Financial Aid: The BasicsPasscode:6^u0?oq2

And here are additional resources we recommend:

For more information, check out the FAQs below.



San Jacinto College’s Career Services department offers two free assessments to help with career exploration. An additional career research source is Federal Student Aid's Exploring Your Career Options.

The Early College High School program is an open-enrollment four-year program that blends college and high school coursework, enabling students to earn up to two years of college credit (60 credit hours), tuition-free, while enrolled in high school.

Dual Credit is a form of concurrent enrollment that allows a student to take certain courses at San Jacinto College while still in high school. Through dual credit students can graduate from high school with 24+ hours of college credit! This is affordable too as students pay only 25% of tuition and fees for certain classes that count toward both high school and college.


Start by speaking with your high school as most schools have their own application/process to be a part of dual credit/early college high school. You can also find additional information on our Dual Credit webpage.


You can find all of our degrees and certificate programs on our website. We also have a playlist of program videos on YouTube.

If you can’t find a specific program, please reach out to our office at so we can go over your options.

Please visit our Orientation and Campus Tour department webpage for more information on scheduling a tour.


No. San Jacinto College does not require a SAT or ACT score as part of our admissions process but we do require the TSI.

However, certain scores on the SAT or ACT would exempt a student from needing to take the TSI. For current exemption scores, please contact an Outreach Advisor at

Yes! San Jacinto College currently has a number of articulation agreements with several other colleges and universities. Students should speak with their Educational Planner about their plans to transfer after San Jacinto College.

The first step will be to complete the link to apply for accommodations. The student will then need to follow the additional steps as listed on our website.


For the FAFSA, we have a short video on Financial Aid or you can visit the FAFSA website.

For the TASFA, you can visit College for All Texans.

We also have a webpage that explains the various types of aid your student may qualify for.


The San Jacinto College Foundation manages the scholarships made possible by donors. Scholarships are available to all San Jac students and do not need to be repaid. Some scholarships have specific requirements such as high school or program, but others are general scholarships. For more information, please visit the San Jacinto Academic Works site.

For tips about completing the scholarship application, please see the YouTube video by the San Jacinto College Foundation.


San Jacinto College employees are bound by The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). FERPA helps protect the privacy of student education records. The Act provides for the right to inspect and review education records, the right to seek to amend those records and to limit disclosure of information from the records. Institutions that fail to comply with FERPA may have funds administered by the Secretary of Education withheld.