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Welcome to Tyler Junior College!

Tyler Junior College was established in 1926 to provide rigid preparation for students desiring to complete their studies at a baccalaureate institution. Many students begin their bachelor's degree under the guidance of our award-winning faculty. More often than not, they out-perform their counterparts at the upper-level institution to which they transfer.

For students electing a career pathway for immediate employment, Tyler Junior College offers a wide array of cutting-edge programs within the School of Allied Health and Nursing and the School of Applied Studies. Graduates from these programs become industry professionals with promising futures.

Whatever course of study you choose, you will find quality instruction, caring faculty, support services designed to help you achieve your goals, and a vibrant student life that is like no other at the two-year level.

Admission to TJC

Tyler Junior College (TJC) is an open enrollment institution. TJC does not require ACT or SAT scores for admission. However, in accordance with Texas State Law and the Texas Success Initiative, applicants are required to provide their Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test scores, or proof of THEA exemption (contact the TJC Admissions office for more details), or THEA alternative test scores such as the Accuplacer test. These test scores will help the TJC academic advisors to place the student in the appropriate level classes.

First-time entering Freshmen

All first-time entering freshmen must submit the following items to Tyler Junior College (see below for mailing address):

  1. Completed Application (Texas Common Application or TJC’s application)
  2. Official high school transcript or G.E.D.
  3. THEA Test scores or proof of exemption (as required by Texas state law) – THEA alternative tests such as the Accuplacer or Compass are also acceptable. The THEA and Accuplacer are offered at the TJC Testing Center as well as at other approved testing locations (see below for info on the TJC Testing Center).
  4. Proof of residency (see Residency section below)

Transfer Student

Students transferring to Tyler Junior College from other colleges must provide (see below for mailing address):

  1. Completed Application (Texas Common Application or TJC’s application)
  2. Official college transcript(s)
  3. THEA Test scores or proof of exemption (as required by Texas state law) – THEA alternative tests such as the Accuplacer or Compass are also acceptable. The THEA and Accuplacer are offered at the TJC Testing Center as well as at other approved testing locations (see below for info on the TJC Testing Center).
  4. Proof of residency (see Residency section below)

Residency

TJC has three resident classifications: In-District, Out-of-District, and Non-Texas Resident (Out-of-State). It is the student's responsibility to have residency information correct prior to payment of fees. Students must complete any reclassification of residency prior to payment of tuition and fees in order to be effective for that semester.

Residency is based on your legal residence for the past 12 months. NOTE: If you are claimed as a dependent on your parent’s or legal guardian’s income tax return, your residency is based on the parent’s or legal guardian’s address.

To verify residency, please send a copy of the following documentation to TJC (see below for mailing address):

Current Texas Driver’s license;

  1. Past/current property tax receipts, lease agreements, or similar documentation
  2. Most recent IRS Form 1040, or similar, that clearly shows residence/dependency status for a minimum of the past 12 months.

Substitutions for required documents may be allowed at the discretion of the College.

If you have any questions regarding the admissions process at TJC, please contact us at 1-800-687-5680, ext 2523.

Selected Admissions – Allied Health and Nursing Programs

Admission to Tyler Junior College does not guarantee admission to a specific allied health program. The number of students admitted to each of these programs is limited. Students are admitted to selected admissions programs on various criteria including, but not limited to, admission to the college, reading level, math ability, prior educational achievements, and completed coursework. Application for a program admission should be made directly to the program director during designated application periods. Contact the appropriate department chair or an Allied Health and Nursing academic advisor for more information.

Programs which require separate application include: associate degree nursing, dental hygiene, diagnostic medical sonography, emergency medical technology, medical laboratory technology, health information technology, medical transcription, vision care technology, radiologic technology, respiratory care, surgical technology, and vocational nursing.

Testing

For information on the Testing Center Hours, testing schedules, testing fees, call the Testing Center at 800-687-5680, ext 2617 or go to http://testing.tjc.edu

Financial Aid

You must apply for Financial Aid separately. The deadline for applying for Financial Aid is June 1. Please see the Financial Aid information and directions for applying for financial aid at http://finaid.tjc.edu

Housing

Tyler Junior College currently has eight residence halls with approximately 600 bed spaces. All rooms feature A/C, cable TV, high speed Internet access, a phone line, built-in furniture, and suited bathrooms. You must apply for housing separately. Since the available spaces for housing fill up very quickly, it is recommended that applications for housing be turned in during the beginning of the Spring semester. For more information on housing, please contact the Residential Operations office at 800-687-5680, ext 2345 or go to www.tjc.edu/services/residential.htm

Contact Information

1-800-687-5680
www.tjc.edu
admissions@tjc.edu

Mailing Address

Tyler Junior College
PO Box 9020
Tyler TX 75711