Tyler Junior College

Academic Advising

The mission of Academic Advising at Tyler Junior College is to enable academic success by assisting students in selecting a degree plan compatible with their educational goals, referring to campus resources, and providing guidance toward academic self-responsibility and completion of their academic goal.

Who needs to see an Academic Advisor?

Students must meet with an Academic Advisor before attempting to register IF they:

  • are new to TJC
  • have attended TJC less than one year or have less than 24 hours credit
  • have placement test scores below college ready level; non-TSI complete status
  • are on academic probation or suspension
  • have less than a 2.0 GPA
  • have reached 45 credit hours and must confirm final coursework/apply for graduation or confirm course requirements are being met for transfer to their University
  • need to change their major

Students should consult with their Academic Advisor well in advance of online registration or graduation deadlines each semester to avoid possible advisement delays.

Students transferring into TJC are encouraged to see an Advisor prior to registration. All other students are not required to see an Advisor before registration; however, all students are welcome to see an Academic Advisor at any time they have a need. We are here to help you reach your academic goals.

Advisors help students with

  • Lifting new student "advising holds"; "Less than 24 hour" advising holds; and "Not TSI Ready" advising holds. Student must be advised before these holds can be lifted. 
  • Interpretation of test scores
  • Selecting a Major
  • Degree plans, course selection, and transfer information
  • Information on campus resources
  • Information on the registration process and viewing DegreeWorks

Testing Requirements

After satisfying admission requirements, all students new to Tyler Junior College may be required to participate in a testing process if appropriate test scores are not on file. If required, testing must be completed prior to meeting with an Academic Advisor for proper placement into courses. For further information on your testing requirements please contact the Admissions Office, 903-510-2523.

About Advising

The advising process is a partnership with specific Student (Advisee) and Advisor responsibilities.

Academic Advisors assist students pursuing majors offered by each school: the School of Professional and Technical Programs, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, and the School of Humanities, Communications and Fine Arts. Students are encouraged to identify a career interest or major interest and then consult the Academic Advisor for the School which most closely represents that interest. Advisors see students on a walk-in basis or by appointment. Please contact the appropriate Academic Advising office by telephone to find out the walk-in days that meet your needs or make an appointment with your Advisor.

If you are unsure about your major please visit www.tjc.edu/careerservices  to complete career assessments and Career Coach to help you narrow down the possibilities. 

Short URL to this page: www.tjc.edu/advising

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