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Applying to San Jacinto College is as easy as taking the next step in your academic journey. With 5 quick admissions requirements, you’ll be one step closer to an education as unique as you!

We’ve made the admissions process pretty simple. Follow the prompts for more information.

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Get Admitted

Applying to San Jacinto College is as easy as taking the next step in your academic journey. With 4 quick admissions requirements, you’ll be one step closer to an education as unique as you!

We’ve made the admissions process pretty simple. Follow the prompts for more information.



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Supporting Test and Documents

A 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.

Bring your immunization record to the Admissions Office on any San Jac campus or email it to:

The Meningitis Docs at, or fax it to 281-669-4720.

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 submbit the Conscientious Exemption Form to the admissions office. 



Sending transcripts to San Jacinto College is pretty simple. There are two things you should take care of right away.

1.  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

If you hold a associate's 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. 

2.  Please make an official request to have San Jacinto College evaluate your transfer college transcripts to determine what courses will transfer by visiting any campus student services office or by calling 281-998-6150.


San Jacinto College uses the TSIA exam to determine your college readiness levels in math, reading and writing. Before you meet with an advisor and attend new student orientation, it’s important that you take this exam. Your test scores will determine if you are ready for college level courses, or need a bit more practice with college preparatory courses. Testing takes place at your campus of choice, and can usually be completed in three to four hours.

Ready to get started? You will need to complete a TSIA Pre-Assessment Activity. Find a quiet location allowing for approximately 1-2 hours to review. Due to the nature of the material and navigation of the module, you should complete the activity in one sitting. This activity includes audio and video elements; therefore, please ensure you have access to working speakers or a headset.

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.


Get Enrolled

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 seven 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.


Orientation and Advisement

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 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:

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

Once you’ve successfully set up your Student Online System (S.O.S.) account, you can log in to register for classes.

Please note: New students are required to meet with an Admissions Advisor. During this meeting, your Admissions Advisor will help you register for courses. Once complete, you will have a clear picture of your first-term schedule.


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.


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 $78
Texas Resident Out-of-District $135
Non-Texas Resident/International $210
Fees $0

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.


Get Prepared

Your success as a student of San Jacinto College is our number one goal. There are just a few other tips to keep in mind as you are preparing yourself prior to the first day of classes. Depending on your needs.

To find out more about the different student resources available to San Jacinto College students, please visit the Student Resources page.


We have bookstores on each of our campuses where you can get everything you need - textbooks, supplies, electronics, study guides, San Jac apparel and more. There are many options when purchansing books. We've teamed up with Barnes & Noble so you can shop for your books online, and even sell them back for cash (provided they are being used again) at the end of the semester.

Barnes & Noble offers many textbook options, new, used, rental, and e-books. You can even reserve your books online and select which campus you'd like them sent to. If you rent textbooks, there's even an option to print a pre-paid shipping label and mail them back to your campus. We're here to make sure you get all the books and supplies you need for class!

To view the textbook requirements for your classes click HERE and input your schedule.


San Jacinto College ID Cards can be obtained from any campus Admissions office.

Please note: ID Cards are available 24 hours after tuition payment.


All San Jacinto College students have access to email service provided by the College. An email address will automatically be generated for you once you have registered and paid for a class at the College.


Parking Permits are available at any of our campus Business Offices. Your San Jacinto College picture ID or a State issued ID, San Jacinto College ID (G#), and the license plate number of the vehicle are required in order for us to issue you a parking permit.

Learn more about Parking Permits


Get Assisted

At San Jacinto College, we understand the value in servicing our students. From our world-renowned faculty to our staff, it is imperative that we provide students with top level of support. Take advantage of everything San Jacinto has to offer and get the most out of your college experience.


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