Potential Apaches and their families can get a free, firsthand look at Tyler Junior College during Apache Preview Day, set from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, on the TJC main campus.
“The best time to think about college is now,” said Claire Mizell, TJC director of admissions. “Apache Preview Day offers a half-day showcase for future students to get an up-close look at our academic programs and vibrant campus life.”
Information sessions will be held for financial aid and scholarships, housing, career planning, enrollment steps and the TJC Promise program.
Participants will be given a tour of TJC’s main campus, have the opportunity to meet with faculty, deans and academic advisors, and take a look at campus activities and organizations. They can also apply for admission and submit their admissions and financial aid documents.
They will also receive a TJC T-shirt and information packet.
To register, go to TJC.edu/PreviewDay.
Mizell added that TJC West, located at 1530 SSW Loop 323, will offer an open house from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 6.
“This will be a great opportunity for students interested in our TJC West programs to see and learn more before coming to our main campus for the rest of the Preview Day event,” she said.
Established in 1926, TJC is one of the largest, most comprehensive community colleges in Texas, with approximately 12,000 students enrolled per semester.
Throughout its 95-year history, TJC has embodied the true sense of the term “community college,” as reflected in its core values of unity, caring, integrity, empowering and excellence.
Notable graduates who got their start at TJC include:
• Jimmy Butler: NBA standout and Olympic gold medalist
• Bryan Hughes: State Senator
• Will Jennings: Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriter
• Sarah McClendon: journalist and longtime White House correspondent
• Chris Tomlin: Christian recording artist and Grammy-winner
TJC offers more than 115 degree and certificate programs, including a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene and a Bachelor of Applied Technology in healthcare technologies and medical systems, as well as extensive workforce training and technical programs.
In addition to academics, TJC has nationally ranked athletics and performing arts programs, all at about one-third of the cost of a four-year institution.