Change in Hours & Services on May 2 - Most College offices will only be open to the public from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2. Hours will vary in the Academic Resource Center, the Admissions and Records Office, the Advising Centers, the Bookstore, the Libraries, and the Testing Centers. More.

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7 Easy Steps to Enroll at Tyler

  1. Apply for admission.

    Fill out our quick and simple online application.

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

    • 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.
  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 guarantee dates for submitting a completed FAFSA application are:

    • March 31, 2015 for Summer 2015
    • July 2, 2015 for Fall 2015
    • November 3, 2015 for Spring 2016
    • March 31, 2016 for Summer 2016

    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 EMPLID number when they arrive to take the placement tests.

    • If you have taken SATs or ACTs in the past two years, your scores may exempt you from placement tests.  If you have a score of 500 or higher on the SAT Reading and the Writing tests and 520 or higher on the SAT Math test, you do not have to take placement tests. If you have a score of 18 or higher on both the ACT English and Reading Test and 22 or higher on the ACT Math test, you do not have to take placement tests. 
    • Practice with full practice testspractice questions and answers, and the VPT MathSite.
  4. 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.
  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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