Grayson College is holding its popular "One and Done" registration day for spring semester enrollment. New and returning students are encouraged to visit the Main or South Campus Thursday between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. to sign up for the new semester.

Grayson College is holding its popular "One and Done" registration day for spring semester enrollment. New and returning students are encouraged to visit the Main or South Campus Thursday between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. 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."


GC will also continue its growing Weekend College this Spring. Weekend courses are organized to allow concurrent enrollment in other GC schedule options, including traditional semesters, minimesters, half sessions and Internet courses.


Students who visit either campus will receive admissions, financial aid, orientation, testing and academic advising during the "One and Done" event.


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 22 also must show proof of immunization against bacterial meningitis, and most students will need to complete Texas Success Initiative 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. All offices and services are available on these special One and Done events; however, students needing to take the assessment test should arrive in plenty of time to complete the exam. The last exam will begin at 3 p.m., and students will need to have $25 exact cash and a photo ID.


Spring semester classes, including the weekend option, begin Jan. 21 and conclude the week of May 15. The popular Half Session 1 classes also begin Jan. 21 but last only eight weeks, ending in mid-March. Registration continues through Jan. 16; however, students are encouraged to register by Jan. 10. Those who enroll between Jan. 13 and 16 will have a $75 late registration fee.


Students may want to include classes from the Spring Half Session 2 in their course plans. Half Session 2 classes begin March 24 and conclude May 15. Registration can be made now or through early March.


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 prepare for their registration day.


Payment plans are available and students may apply for financial aid or scholarship assistance. A limited number of scholarships are still available for the spring semester. Students who are majoring in selected technical fields should ask about the "non-traditional" scholarships and those entering specific academic fields should inquire about the TSTEM scholarships.


All incoming freshmen, transfer students and returning students will need to meet the state’s new rules for 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 22 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.