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8 Easy Steps to Enroll at Tyler

  1. Apply for admission.

    Fill out our quick and simple online application.

    Quick Tips:

    • Know the Virginia residency requirements.
    • High school transcripts are not required for general admission to JTCC.
    • Transcripts are required from students in the funeral services, nursing and EMS programs.

    If you have a disability, contact the Office of Disability Support Services to request accommodation.  Paper applications are available by contacting

  2. Apply for financial aid or veterans education benefits. 
    To see if you are eligible for financial aid, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at using Tyler’s FAFSA code: 004004.

    The deadlines for submitting a completed FAFSA application are:
    • March 31, 2014 for Summer 2014
    • July 5, 2014 for Fall 2014
    • November 2, 2014 for Spring 2015.

    If you do not have the equivalent of a high school diploma or GED, you are not eligible for federal student aid.  Learn more about Financial Aid at Tyler.

    Veterans, active members of the U.S. military and their dependents may also be eligible for Veterans Education Benefits. Learn more at

  3. Take placement test.

    Placement tests help us evaluate which math and English courses will be most beneficial to you.

    There is no fee, and you do not need an appointment.  Students must present their student ID number and a photo ID when they arrive to take the placement tests.

    Quick Tips:

    • If you have taken SATs in the past two years, your scores may exempt you from placement tests.  If you have a score of 500 or higher on the Reading and the Writing tests and 520 or higher on the Math test, you do not have to take placement tests.
    • Practice with full practice tests and practice questions and answers.
  4. Get placed in a degree or certificate program.

    If you are interested in pursuing a degree or certificate, go to the Counseling Center and asked to be curriculum-placed.

    If you are transferring to Tyler from another college or university, request an evaluation of your transfer credits.

    What are the benefits of being curriculum-placed?

    • You must be placed in a degree or certificate program to receive financial aid
    • Students in a program of study have the added support of an academic advisor.
  5. Register for classes.

    Easily search for online, on-campus and hybrid class options at  Then, register online at using the Student Information System.

    Get step-by-step instructions on how to use the Student Information System to enroll in courses.

    You can also visit the Admissions and Records Office at either campus.

  6. Pay your tuition and fees by the deadline.

    During General Registration, tuition and fees are due by 5:00 p.m. the Friday of the week you register.  After General Registration, tuition and fees are due the day you register.  Refer to the academic calendar at

    See the tuition and fee rates and learn about residency requirements for in-state tuition rates.

    Students can pay their tuition and fees two ways:

  7. Pick up your student ID card.

    Once you are enrolled and have paid your tuition, you can pick up your student ID card from the following locations:

    The card will admit you to certain student-only events and get you discounts at local businesses.

  8. Purchase or rent your books.

    We recommend students get their textbooks before the start of classes. 
    Take a copy of your class schedule to the Bookstore, or order online at  

    Using financial aid? You can charge books starting May 20, 2014.  You’ll need a photo ID and student ID number for your financial aid purchase.

Need help? 
Call the Student Information Center at 804-706-5096 or e-mail

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