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GED Program Accepting Applications

The San Antonio College GED-to-College transition program is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2015 semester. The award-winning GED-to-College program is tailored for individuals who want to enroll at SAC after earning their GED. Read More >

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GED Program Accepting Applications

The San Antonio College GED-to-College transition program is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2015 semester. The award-winning GED-to-College program is tailored for individuals who want to enroll at SAC after earning their GED. Read More >

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SAC a Top STEM Associates Degree Producer

San Antonio College was recently named one of the nation’s top producers of Latino graduates in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Read More >

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President Named Distinguished Alumnus

President of San Antonio College, Dr. Robert Vela, earns "2015 Javelina Distinguished Alumnus" award. Read More >

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SAC Celebrates Memorial Day

San Antonio College celebrated Memorial Day with a special luncheon ceremony on Monday afternoon at the Loftin Student Center. Read More >

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Tino & Millie Duran Welcome Center Opens

The Tino & Millie Duran Welcome Center gives San Antonio College a new “front door” on North Main Avenue. Read More >

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Being SAC Proud

San Antonio College hosted its annual Commencement Ceremony at the Freeman Coliseum on Saturday where a record 1,009 students crossed the stage to ceremonially receive a diploma, certificate or associate degree. Read More >

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SAC Faculty 'Charrette'

On Friday, May 1, the Office of Academic Success hosted a faculty ‘charrette’ with some 120 members of the faculty, student services personnel, and administrators. Read More >

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SWANS Wins NACADA Award

Dr. Helen Vera, Director of the Department of Services for Women & Non-Traditional Students (SWANS), and her staff have been recognized by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) with an Outstanding Advising Program Award. Read More >

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Sinkin Eco Centro Awarded Mini-Grant

The William R. Sinkin Eco Centro at San Antonio College has been awarded a $200 mini-grant from the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT). Read More >

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Child Care Available for SAC Students

The Early Childhood Center at San Antonio College has child care openings for the Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 semesters and is currently accepting applications. Read More >

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Scobee Education Center to Host STEM Academy

The Scobee Education Center at San Antonio College will take teachers on a real-life space adventure with a pair of professional development workshops this summer. Read More >

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Interpreter Training Program Awarded

The San Antonio College Interpreter Training Program has been named a Sorenson Video Relay Service (SVRS) Excellence and Innovation in Interpreter Education Award. Read More >

Get ready for graduation push

 Get ready for the big push – the graduation push is coming.

As part of the ongoing efforts to help students understand the value of earning an associates degree, SAC has various events in the fall and spring semesters to remind students about opportunities after SAC.

Students with 45+ credits should begin planning to transfer to a four-year college/university;  and 60 hours will have you ready  to graduate with an associate degree.
 

“Over the past few months we have made hundreds of calls to students who already have enough credits to graduate from SAC,” said Vice President Robert Vela. “We want as many students as possible to be successful, and we know it is our job to help them by providing opportunities like the Transfer Fair.”

The Fall Transfer Fair will be 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, in the Fiesta Room Loftin Student Center. About 40 universities and colleges will be available to provide information to SAC students about how to transfer.

“It is important for students who are thinking about transferring to get an early start at looking at their options,” said Transfer Coordinator Rosa Maria Gonzalez. “Some students who are eligible to transfer don’t know they can get a four-year degree until they meet with a us.”

There will be a graduation table during the Transfer Fair to answer questions about the SAC graduation process. Students interesting in graduating are required to complete the Graduation Application form. Information can be found online at www.alamo.edu/sac/graduation.

The deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 31 to apply for fall graduation. Fall graduates may walk the stage at the spring commencement ceremony that is Saturday, May 11, 2013. There are no fees connected with graduation – the ceremony, application, diploma, and cap and gown are all free.

At this year’s commencement ceremony a record number of graduates – 945 – walked the stage.  More than 2,300 students received degrees for fall 2011 and spring/summer 2012. The spring commencement ceremony marked the first time thatravis Gradst Travis Early College High School was included and some 51 Travis students received an associate degree before they got their high school diplomas.


Graduation Push Week includes:

• The Distinguished Graduates program that honors a promising student in each department will take place again this year. Vice President Dr. Vela will soon announce  information to chairs regarding the nomination process.

• The College Executive Team will be out-and-about on campus Oct. 29-Nov. 2 in their caps and gowns to promote graduation.

• Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear their “Don’t just transfer…graduate!” buttons to help raise awareness of this important topic.

Students with questions about graduation or transferring should contact their advisor or the Transfer Center.


 

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