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TJC Promise Requirements

Tjc promise logo blk The TJC Promise allows every eligible high school freshman within the TJC tax district to earn up to two years of a college education at TJC. Beginning in 2020, qualifying graduates from Tyler, Chapel Hill, Grand Saline, Lindale, Mineola, Van, and Winona ISDs can receive up to two years of tuition and fees.

The Promise program starts during the second semester of a student’s freshman year in high school. The student will sign a pledge and promise to meet established requirements based on academic achievement, persistence and community service. The TJC Promise program works to create an environment that will promote and encourage a college-going culture among families and high schools.

If a student attends at least two full years at a high school within the TJC tax district and meets the requirements, the TJC Promise Program will cover tuition and fees for up to two years through a combination of federal grants, TJC Scholarships, and the TJC Promise.

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Academic Achievement

Grade Point Average (Weighted)

Complete each year in high school with a cumulative GPA equal to or greater than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or an 80 on a 100-point scale.

College Ready

Graduate high school college-ready as defined by the state of Texas

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Absences (Unexcused)

  • Five days or fewer during the second semester of freshman year
  • Ten days or fewer during each year, sophomore through senior
  • No more than one disciplinary action that results in a disciplinary alternative education program as defined by the Texas Education Code


Advance each year with their class


Come directly to TJC after graduating from high school

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Community Service


  • Promise seniors in the graduating class of 2024 will need to submit 10 hours of community service by April 30 of their senior year.
  • Promise students in all other cohorts will have until April 30 of their senior year to submit a total of 25 community service hours.