Baylor Bound is a partnership between Tyler Junior College and Baylor University designed to help students transfer more easily between the two institutions. It will also continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.
Beginning in fall 2015, Baylor Bound will serve highly motivated Tyler Junior College students who, upon meeting the agreement’s criteria, will transfer to Baylor toward the goal of completing their undergraduate degree.
About the Agreement
TJC students who become part of Baylor Bound can choose a plan from 65 distinct majors, all of which are articulated through specific MAPS – or Major Academic Planners – that will assist them as they move toward timely degree completion. More information about these majors and course transfer equivalency between Baylor and TJC is available at: http://www.baylor.edu/advising/bbmaps.
Most students in Baylor Bound will take classes for one year at TJC and three years at Baylor. However, some students may be approved to take two years at TJC and two at Baylor, depending on the student’s major and number of transfer credit hours.
Students must be enrolled in an approved A.A. or A.S. academic program leading to an approved Baylor B.B.A., B.A., B.S.W. or B.S. degree and refer to Baylor’s Major Academic Planner when planning coursework.
Advisors from TJC will help students select courses that satisfy program requirements as according to the Major Academic Planners provided by Baylor advisors to allow for a successful transition from TJC to full-time status at Baylor. TJC Baylor Bound students also will receive information about scholarships for transfer students and special transfer residential experiences, special mailings and scheduled visits with Baylor representatives and access to Baylor’s libraries.
Baylor Bound allows students to get a Baylor degree at a more affordable price without sacrificing quality. All TJC courses outlined by the agreement been approved by Baylor to meet its standards.
|About Baylor University|
|Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.|
|About Tyler Junior College|
|Tyler Junior College was established in 1926 with a mission of providing the finest academic education for freshman and sophomore students. Tyler Junior College remains committed to that goal while also recognizing the changing role of community colleges and the need to provide quality training for technical fields. Tyler Junior College has been fulfilling three promises to its students and the Tyler area by providing a quality education, a vibrant student life and service to the community. Along with its superb academic programs, Tyler Junior College boasts a 90-acre, tree-lined Main campus, nationally ranked men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs, and a broad array of student organizations. For the business community, TJC’s Regional Training and Development Complex provides specialized training according to the needs of business, industry and governmental agencies.|