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.
Advisors help students with
- Interpretation of test scores
- Course selection
- Degree Plan and transfer information
- Information on campus resources
- Selecting a Major
- Information on the registration process
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 indicating Developmental Education coursework level and non-TSI complete status
- are on academic probation or suspension
- have less than a 2.0 GPA
Students who need to change their major or apply for graduation must also see an Advisor. Students should consult with their Academic Advisor well in advance of online registration 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 Advisor at any time they have a need.
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.
The advising process is a partnership with specific Student (Advisee) and Advisor responsibilities.
Academic Advisors assist students pursuing majors offered by schools: the School of Professional and Technical Programs, the School of Nursing and Health Professions, the School of Academic Foundations, 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.