Potential Apaches and their families can get a free, firsthand look at Tyler Junior College during Fall Preview Day, set for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, on the TJC Central Campus.
In addition, open houses will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Center and TJC West.
Preview Day offers students the chance to:
• explore TJC’s wide array of academic departments and continuing education programs
• visit with academic advisors on next steps
• tour the campus, including residence halls
• check out various organizations and clubs that offer multiple opportunities to get involved in campus life
Those interested in taking classes at TJC can also apply for admission and submit their financial aid documents.
TJC offers more than 115 programs and certificate options, with flexible course schedules and smaller class sizes — all at about one-third the cost of a state university.
It’s a smart first choice for any student, whether they plan to complete their core coursework and transfer to a university or gain the skills needed to go directly into the workforce.
“The smaller class sizes and passion of the professors to help you grow — not just as a scholar, but also as a person — contributed significantly to my academic success,” said 2019 TJC graduate Justin Crowe, currently in the inaugural class of the UT Tyler School of Medicine.
TJC supports students throughout their entire academic journey — from application to graduation.
Campus tours will be offered during TJC’s Fall Preview Day, set for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, on the TJC central campus.
“The options there were just incredible to me, and what I remember most about TJC is community — walking across the campus and seeing people I knew and seeing professors,” said Gabi Mantecon, a former Apache Belle who is now an emergency management professional in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
With TJC’s reputation for academic quality — including bachelor’s degrees, associate degree programs, certificates and training and technical programs — graduates are prepared to exceed any and all of their educational goals.
“I’d say that I changed more in my two years at TJC than I had in my whole life, so far,” said Isabella LoCicero, a May 2023 graduate who transferred to Baylor on a full-ride, speech and debate scholarship. “TJC was the best thing that could have happened to me.”
To register for Saturday’s fun, free event, go to TJC.edu/PreviewDay.
Established in 1926, TJC serves over 12,000 students per semester, and throughout its 97-year history, has embodied the true sense of the term “community.”
As its cornerstone, the College has five 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
In addition to rigorous academics, TJC has nationally ranked athletics and performing arts programs, all at about one-third of the cost of a four-year institution.
For more information, go to TJC.edu.