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Graduation Requirements

General Graduation Requirements for all Degrees, Certificates or Awards

The following general requirements must be met by all students receiving associate degrees, certificates, or awards:

  1. The student must apply for a degree, certificate, or award by the published deadline.
  2. The student must complete the required credit hours with an average grade of at least “C” (2.0) CGPA for completion.
  3. For degree, certificate, or award completion, at least 25 percent of the credit semester hours must be earned through instruction completed at Tyler Junior College.
  4. Students must satisfy the Texas Success Initiative (TSI*) requirements specified for the degree, certificate, or award sought.

*In accordance with HB 1224 TSI Placement scores are under review and subject to change.

Additional Degrees

A student can earn more than one degree at Tyler Junior College using the same General Education Core with the completion at Tyler Junior College of an additional 18–20 semester hours of work to meet the degree requirements of the specific area of emphasis.

A student may not earn more than one Associate’s degree per calendar year. Students may not receive a certificate at the same time as receiving an Associate of Applied Science within the same program.

Student Responsibility

Each student is responsible for seeking advice, for knowing and meeting the requirements for the degree program of his or her interest, for enrolling in courses appropriate for that degree program, and for taking courses in the proper sequence to ensure orderly and timely progress toward the degree.

Students who wish to receive a diploma or certificate and/or participate in commencement must make proper application in the appropriate academic advising office. Upon verification, students will be notified and receive credit for all awards earned, having them posted to their permanent academic records.

Graduation Under a Particular Catalog

To receive a degree from Tyler Junior College, a student must fulfill degree requirements as set forth in a Catalog under which he/she is entitled to graduate. A student is entitled to graduate under the current Catalog or any other Catalog in force when the student was enrolled, but the Catalog must be within the last five Catalogs.

Dates of Graduation

If all degree requirements have been met, degrees will be dated the semester in which the student applied. Students who meet graduation requirements may be awarded degrees or certificates two times a year—in May and December. A commencement ceremony is held at the close of the spring and fall terms.

Graduation Application Deadlines

It will be the responsibility of the student to apply for the appropriate degree or certificate for which he/she is eligible. The deadline for applying for a degree or certificate for any semester can be found in the current Academic Calendar. Students are responsible for checking with the cashier’s office to pay any outstanding charges on their accounts prior to graduation