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7 Easy Steps to Enroll at Tyler

  1. Apply for admission. It's free!

    Fill out our online application.  A paper application is also available. 

  2. Apply for financial aid or veterans education benefits.

    To apply for financial aid, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at using Tyler’s FAFSA code: 004004.

    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. Declare a major.

    If you are interested in pursuing a degree or certificate, go to the Advising Center and ask to declare a major.

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

    What are the benefits of declaring a major?

    • You must declare a major to receive financial aid.
    • Students who have declared a major have the added support of an academic advisor.
  4. Determine need for placement tests, and take test, if needed.

  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.

    Pay your tuition and fees by the deadline listed at If you do not pay all tuition and fees by the appropriate date, you may lose some or all of your classes, referred to as having your classes “dropped." 

    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. 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’ll need a photo ID and student ID number for your financial aid purchase. See when you can charge books and supplies to financial aid

Need help?

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


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