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College profile: San Antonio College

Location: 1300 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212

Description: San Antonio College is part of the Alamo Community College system. For more information, visit alamo.edu/sac

Student /faculty ratio: 22-1

Degrees offered: More than 100 degrees are offered, they include: Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS)

Percent of applicants admitted: The Alamo Colleges have an open door admissions policy to ensure that every person has the opportunity to get a college education.

SAT/ACT scores: Students may be exempt from state-mandated testing, but SAC requires all students to meet at least one of the following assessments:

-A student must score at least 23 on the ACT, including a minimum score of 19 on both the English and mathematics sections. Scores may not be older than three years.

-A student must score at least 1070 on the SAT, including a minimum score of 500 on both the critical reading and mathematics sections. Scores may not be older than three years.

-A student must score at least a 220 on the English section of the THEA/TASP, including a minimum score of 6 on the essay and 230 on both the mathematics and reading sections. Scores may not be older than three years.

-A student must have graduated from a Texas public institution of higher education with an associate or baccalaureate degree.

-A student must have completed college-level course work in English, reading, and mathematics at a private or out-of-state institution.

-A student must have met readiness standards in English, reading, and mathematics at another Texas public institution of higher education.

-A student must have served active duty in either the United States Armed Forces, the Texas National Guard, or an armed force’s reserve component for at least three years preceding enrollment.

-A student must have either retired, been honorably discharged, or been released from a military component of the United States after August 1, 1990.

Number of undergrads:  Over 22,000

Gender breakdown: 12, 785 (59%) female 8, 981 (41%) male

Tuition and Fees: $781 in addition to applicable fees (12-hour semester/Spring 2010)

Books: Average cost varies with major. Book rental through SAC bookstore is available

Is service accepted as credit toward a degree?
Basic training is accepted toward two Physical Education credits

What GI Bill/Tuition Assistance benefits are offered/available?
A program sponsored by the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community & Family Policy (DUSD/MC&FP) is available.

Spouses of DoD Active Duty members and federally activated members of the National Guard and Reserve Components are eligible. The period of eligibility for spouses of Guard and Reserve members is from the date of the Alert or Warning Order for Military Recall or Mobilization, through activation and deployment until 180 days following De-Mobilization. Defense Eligibility and Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS) is used to determine if a spouse is eligible. It is the service member’s or service member’s commands responsibility to ensure the information in DEERS correct. MyCAA cannot correct information contained in DEERS and a spouse will not be determined to be eligible until they pass the DEERS check. Military spouses who are legally separated by state law or court order are ineligible. Spouses who are Active Duty or activated Guard or Reserve members themselves are ineligible because they have their own education benefit programs. Unfortunately, Public Law 110-417 Sec 582 does not allow MyCAA to provide education benefits to Coast Guard spouses.

For more information: Contact the Veteran’s Affairs office,  Alamo.edu/sac/csd/va or 210-486-0111

Do you offer online degrees/distance learning programs?
Various opportunities for online study are available. For more information, please visit www.alamo.edu/sac/online

What programs/services are available specifically to military students?
We are a military friendly designated school. (www militaryfriendlyschools.com & gijobs.com), partners with Community College of the Air Force (AF GEM) and offer off campus classes at Fort Sam Houston.

What is your policy on involuntary activation for military service?
Persons with active military orders are considered on a per-case basis in regards to refunds and credits through the office of admissions.

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