Tyler Junior College

Tyler Junior College, the community's college since 1926

First Time College Student

At Tyler Junior College, we work hard to make every student's admissions process as smooth as possible.  Below, you'll find seven easy steps to success for making sure you meet the admissions requirements at TJC:

Step 1: Apply to TJC

Apply online - it's quick and easy!  All you have to do is fill out an application online.

Apply Online

Step 2: Submit your Transcripts

Submit either your official high school transcript or your GED scores. High school transcripts must have the date of graduation posted on the transcript. All high school and college/university transcripts must be official (no faxed copies).

Transcript FAQs
Transcript Evaluation Request form

Step 3 (optional): Apply for Residence Halls

If you are interested in living in on-campus housing, submit separate Housing application and deposit. See the Living on Campus page for more information. Submit your application for Housing as early as possible as there is very limited availability.

Living On Campus

Step 4: Apply for Financial Aid

(not a required step, but highly encouraged)
TJC assists students in applying for financial aid, scholarships, veterans' benefits, and vocational/technical students may also be eligible for Perkins Grant. Start this process early in the calendar year and be mindful of deadlines. A separate application is required to be considered for scholarships. Priority deadline for that application is March 1 for the upcoming fall and spring semesters.

Financial Aid

Step 5: Submit your Test Scores

Submit official TSI scores (unless you are exempt). If you have not taken the TSI, please note that the TJC Testing Center offers the TSI placement exam. Check with the Testing Center for available test times and fees. If you think you may be exempt from taking the TSI because of your SAT, ACT, TAKS scores, or you have completed previous college coursework, contact the office of admissions.

Testing Requirements
Testing Exemptions
Testing Center

Step 6: Turn in Vaccination Form

Effective Spring 2012, all students taking classes on the Main Campus of TJC must submit Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination forms. 

Vaccination Information

Step 7: Attend Summer Orientation

New students who participate in Summer Orientation gain a first-hand glimpse of college life before a semester begins by learning about the TJC campus, exploring how to become involved on campus with activities, clubs and organizations and socializing and enjoying live entertainment with fellow incoming/new students. Students can even stay in one of the residence halls to get the true feel of college life!

Orientation Information

Selective Admissions

Admission to Tyler Junior College does not guarantee admission to a specific School of Nursing and Health Professions programs. The number of students admitted to each of these programs is limited. Students are admitted to selective admissions programs on the basis of admission to the college, reading level, math ability, prior educational achievements and health status. Application for a program admission should be made directly to the program director as early as possible in advance of the fall semester.

Programs which require separate application include: associate degree nursing, critical care nursing, dental hygiene, diagnostic medical sonography, emergency medical technology, medical laboratory technology, medical record technology, optician technician, radiologic technology, respiratory therapy, and vocational nursing.

The mission of the Admissions office at TJC is to support prospective students by providing open access and equal opportunity to all qualified students through the implementation of the admissions process.

Admissions Contact Information

Phone: 903-510-2523
Toll Free: 1-800-687-5680 ext. 2523

Email: admissions@tjc.edu