As a first-time college student, deciding to apply is the first step. Congratulations! If you’re a high school graduate or have high school equivalency and you’ve never attended college before, follow the steps to make your application process as easy as possible. If you need any help getting through the process, reach out to us. We’re here to help!

How to Get Here

Start with these steps to become an admitted San Jac student.
  1. Complete the ApplyTexas Application

    To apply, create an account with ApplyTexas and choose San Jac in your application. The application is free and there is no deadline. You will receive an email confirmation once you submit your application. You will receive an acceptance letter via email within 48 hours.

  2. Claim Your Student Account

    It’s official! You now have a San Jac account in our Secure Online System that we call SOS.

  3. Submit Shot Record

    If you’re under the age of 22, you must receive a vaccination or booster against bacterial meningitis prior to registration. This is a legal requirement for all Texas college students. A few things to note: vaccination must be within the last five years, it needs to be MCV4 and not Meningitis B, and must be received within 10 days of the semester starting.

  4. Take the Placement Test

    You may be required to take a placement test. San Jacinto College uses the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) exam to determine college readiness levels in math, reading, and writing.

  5. Submit Transcripts

    Send your official high school transcripts or your high school equivalency certification to our records management office. You can take classes at San Jacinto College for one semester without submitting your official transcript, however, financial aid will not be awarded until all official transcripts are received. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved third-party evaluator.

  6. Attend New Student Orientation

    Learn more about San Jac and become more familiar with the campus at orientation. All new students must attend. Learn more about new student orientation and sign up for a session through SOS.

Register for Classes

Congratulations! Once you have completed these steps, your admissions process is complete. Simply follow these steps to register for classes. 
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Meet with Advising

Meet with a Program Advisor to talk about programs available, choosing your courses, and your potential career options. In person and virtual advising appointments are available. Sign up for a time that works best for you.
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Register for Classes

After meeting with a Program Advisor, you can register for your classes through your SOS account. If you need additional assistance, you can visit the Student Services Labs on any campus.

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Pay for Classes

Make payments through your SOS account, in-person, or consider setting up an installment plan. 

Need help? Reach out!

If you need help completing your application, reach out to us.

Face-to-Face Support

Students can visit with a Student Ambassador in the Student Services Lab located in the Welcome Center at each campus. 

Phone & Email Support 

If you have a general question or want to check on the status of your application, call us at 281-998-6150 ext. 1076 or send an email to
Work with an admissions advisor to complete your application. Select “Admissions” as the department to make an appointment.

Contact Us?

Reach out to one of our admissions advisors or email us at to learn more about becoming a student, get help with an application, or explore Financial Aid options.

Central Campus Admissions

Phone: 281-998-6350 x 1044
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

North Campus Admissions

Phone: 281-998-6350 x 2329
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

South Campus Admissions

Phone: 281-998-6350 x 3762
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Generation Park Campus Admissions

Phone: 281-998-6350 x 7678
Hours: Monday - Wednesday and Friday:
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.