Students must be at least 15 to take this course and cannot drive by themselves here as they are not a licensed driver.

After six hours of class, students take their written test with us and can go get their permit from DPS!

The classroom portion is over in 16 days! The driving should be finished by 90 days and  the 14 hours required by DPS will be done with GCDA if they took the entire course!

Students or parents can chose the day/time for their in-vehicle lessons from our weekly driving list by coming in or calling! We generally drive seven days a week: after school, and on weekends during the school year and throughout the day in the summer!

Students can take the full course, only the classroom, or only the driving portion. The classroom has an actual instructor to facilitate student learning, not computers! Our in-vehicle instructors have been professionally trained and safety is our number one priority.

We take credit/debit online and cash in the office. There is a $50 non-refundable fee if you request a refund after the 3rd business day of receipt of payment.

GCDA is an approved DPS Third Party Skills Tester so we can offer the road skills test for the actual license but it is an additional fee. You can also our vehicle if you test with us but, since we assume the insurance liability, it is an extra fee. However, you can use anyone’s vehicle if their insurance allows.

We are in and out throughout the day so our phone may go to answering mode. You are welcome to leave a message for us to return your call when back in the office. If you need a response sooner, you can TEXT 979-529-8816 or email gcda2021@gmail.com as these are monitored when we are out of office.

Why Gulf Coast Driving Academy?

We take pride in providing the best and most conscientious driving instruction available.

  • Our Full Traditional Course cost is $420 (class, driving, certificates, forms)
  • Our Classroom Only option cost is $320 (parents responsible for driving requirement)
  • Our Behind the Wheel Only option costs $360 CASH. You will have to transfer the driving to us, and will have 90 days to complete the 14 hours (7 hours behind the wheel/7 hours observation plus certificate issued). No refunds will be issued.

You take your written test here and can get your permit usually at the end of the first week. You can begin scheduling your driving when you have a permit and a zero balance.

You have 90 days to complete the course.

If you pay on-line, your financial institution may process your payment as: GCDA LLC, PayPal, or Gulf Coast Driving Academy.

When eligible for your license, we offer the road skills test for an additional fee.

Got Questions?

Contact us at the main branch in Lake Jackson at 1-(979) 299-0030.

STEP ONE

Upcoming Class Sessions

Review our list of upcoming course options.

May 30-June 17

This class will begin the day after Memorial Day. It will have TWO Saturday classes.

10am-12

Minimum of five students to hold class.

May 30-June 17

This class will begin the day after Memorial Day. It will have TWO Saturday classes.

2pm-4pm

Minimum of five students to hold class.

May 30-June 17

This class will begin the day after Memorial Day. It will have TWO Saturday classes.

6pm-8pm

This class is full. Please choose another time or date.

June 19-July 8

This class will not be held on July 4th due to the holiday.

10am-noon

2pm-4pm

6pm-8pm

Please specify which class time you are choosing. Minimum of 7 students per class.

July 10-July 29

This class is Monday thru Friday for 2 weeks then Monday thru Saturday the final week.

10am-noon

2pm-4pm

6pm-8pm

Please specify which class time you are choosing. Minimum of 7 students per class.

July 31-August 19

This class is Monday thru Friday for 2 weeks then Monday thru Saturday the final week.

4pm-6pm

6pm-8pm

Please specify which class time you are choosing. Minimum of 7 students per class.

August 21-September 9

This class will not be held on Labor Day due to holiday.

6pm-8pm

Minimum of 7 students to hold class.

STEP TWO

Course Payment Information

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About Impact Texas Drivers

The MANDATORY DPS program to teach the dangers of distracted driving

Click the video play button below to learn about the program. The link directs you to the informative overview video. You can also register for the course through this link to the Impact Texas Drivers website.