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Apply to TJC FAQs

Q: How do I request my transcript from my other Colleges and Universities to be evaluated?

Q: When/where can I get my TJC ID card, lanyard, and parking permit?

Q: Do I need to take a placement exam (ACT, SAT, etc.) to be accepted into TJC?

Q: How do I know if my application was successfully submitted?

Q: Where do I fax vaccination records?

Q: Can students who have never been to college before get cleared to register online without having to come to the campus?

Q: What are your admissions requirements?

Q: What prerequisites do I need to get into the nursing program?

Q: How do I request a campus tour?

Q: What classes can I take for Dual Credit?

Q: How do I pay for my dual credit/early admissions classes?

Q: I want to enroll in more than 2 Dual Credit classes. Is this possible?


In 2015, HB 505 and HB18 reversed the limit on students taking dual credit. "...A rule may not limit the number of dual credit courses or semester credit hours in which a student may enroll while in high school or limit the number of dual credit courses or semester credit hours in which a student may enroll each semester or academic year." However, students may still be required to obtain, parent, counselor and principal approval for taking more than two courses. Also, hours/courses will be curtailed for failure to maintain adequate academic progress.

Q: I am a Homeschool student. Do I need a dual credit/early admission permission form?

Q: How is dual credit different from AP credit?

Q: Can I receive Financial Aid to help pay for my classes if I am still in high school?

Q: Where is the Dual Credit Office located?

Q: If I am taking dual credit or early admissions classes, do I need to attend Orientation?

Q: Do dual-credit courses transfer to other institutions?

Q: If I'm currently taking dual credit classes and I am not attending TJC after graduation, do I still need to submit an official high school transcript after my high school graduation?

Q: I am currently attending another college and will transfer to TJC, what do I need to do regarding my financial aid?

Q: What services do you offer students with disabilities?

Q: What constitutes a disability?

Q: What should I do if I have a disability and want to receive accommodations?

Q: What placement test should I take?

Q: What is TJC's Admissions policy?

Q: Is there an entrance test that has to be taken before admission?

Q: I'm looking for a certain degree. Is there a list of degrees on the website?

Q: What address can I send my SAT scores to?

Q: When is the application deadline for my specific selective admission program (e.g. Nursing)?

Q: Where can I find out how many students are accepted into each special admissions program? (DMS, Nursing, etc.)

Q: Where can I send my official transcripts?

Q: After I have applied to TJC, how will I know if I've been accepted?

Q: I'm looking to complete an online high school diploma from an accredited college. Does TJC accept this type of diploma?

Q: I'm a teacher and am interested in bringing my students to your campus for a tour. What information do I need?

Q: When do I need to send in my official transcripts?

Q: I have an official shot record from my doctor. Does the doctor still have to fill out the bottom of the form that TJC has provided?

Q: If I am a transfer student, how many hours/credits have to actually be taken at Tyler Junior College in order to receive a degree from there?

Q: How do I know if I am an in-district student or an out-of-district student?

Q: If I have previously attended another college, do I have to submit a transcript from that school to take classes at TJC?

Q: If I went to TJC a long time ago, how can I get my unofficial transcript?

Q: My child has been homeschooled their entire life. What type of transcripts should I turn in?

Q: If I want to take an online class, do I need to turn in my vaccination form?

Q: I used to attend TJC 3 years ago. How I could go about taking classes again?

Q: How long does it take to send notification letters to students that have been accepted to TJC?

Q: How many students are accepted per application period?

Q: If I'm a transfer student and my old school will not release my transcript, can I still attend TJC?

Q: How much is the application fee?

Q: I am an international student wishing to apply to TJC, but I can't apply online as I do not have a US address or a National security number. Where do I get the appropriate forms? Do I mail them online or by post?

Q: How can I verify that TJC has received my application?

Q: How long does it usually take to send a transcript after you fax a request form?

Q: How do I know if my application went through? Should I have received an email?

Q: How can I send an official transcript to another college?

Q: As a transient student I see that I am required to fill out a transcript evaluation form. On the form it states that an A number is required, however I do not have one and I do not know what that is. Is that a number that will be given to me once my application has been received?

Q: To login to Apache Access it says I need an "A number". I don't know what that is. How do I figure out my "A number" and my password?

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