The TJC Promise provides every eligible high school freshman within the TJC tax district the opportunity 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 ISD’s 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.
Grade Point Average (Weighted)
Complete each year in high school with a cumulative GPA equal to or greater than a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or an 80 on a 100-point scale
Graduate high school college-ready as defined by the state of Texas
- 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
- Five service hours or more during the sophomore year
- Ten service hours or more during junior and senior year
- TJC Promise Community Service Form