Register now for the 2016 Fall semester at San Jacinto College

07.21.2016 | By Calyn Hoerner

PASADENA, Texas - Registration is open for the fall 2016 semester at San Jacinto College.

Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, and Weekend College courses begin on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Aug. 12, 2016 is the registration payment deadline, but class registration will remain open after the payment deadline passes. All financial obligations incurred after the payment deadline for Fall 2016 that are not covered by financial aid, installment payment plan, third party agreement or scholarship must be paid on day of registration. Students may register and pay for classes in full up to the start of the fall 2016 semester.

“We would like to encourage all students to apply for federal aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) even if they don’t think they qualify,” said Robert Merino, dean of financial aid services for the College. “They might be surprised by what they could get. Thirty minutes of their time could be worth anywhere from $300 to $5,800.”

Financial aid information can be found online at The San Jacinto College FAFSA Code is 003609.

Assistance choosing a career path, deciding on an area of study, and the application, enrollment and registration process is offered through the enrollment services department at San Jacinto College. Educational planners can be found on all San Jacinto College campuses to help students choose courses that will easily transfer to a four-year college or university, or help them get the skills they need to enter the workforce immediately after graduation.

“Students should register as early as possible because they will have a much wider selection of courses available to them,” said Joanna Zimmermann, associate vice chancellor of student services. “We have admissions advisors who are there to assist new students through the process of applying to the College. For returning students, we have educational planners and counselors to help with registration and laying out their degree plan. Students can come into the student services office in person if they would like, but we also have a call center and an online chat service available to them. We are there to help every step of the way.”

Students who cannot attend classes during the workweek should look into Weekend College or online courses. The wide variety of weekend classes that the College offers are taught Friday through Saturday in various academic and technical programs. These class options offer a

different way for students who work during the week or cannot take classes in the traditional format to earn their degree. Students who take weekend courses can complete an Associate of Arts and transfer to a university of their choice within two years. Online classes are available for more basic courses, offering full credit and transferability. For more information, visit the San Jacinto College online learning website.

To apply to San Jacinto College, visit

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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