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High School Student

John Tyler Community College offers high school students two exciting ways to earn college credit while they are still in high school – concurrent enrollment and dual enrollment.

High school students who take regular college-level courses taught at John Tyler Community College’s Chester or Midlothian Campus are considered concurrently enrolled. Students who enroll in college-level courses taught at their high school are considered dual enrolled.

To be eligible for either option, you must fulfill standard admissions requirements at the College, as well as:

  • be a rising junior or senior
  • meet any applicable college placement testing requirements
  • earn a “C” or better in any prerequisite class and meet John Tyler Community College’s academic requirements for the course
  • obtain letters of permission from your high school principal, as well as your parent or guardian

Concurrent Enrollment
Concurrently enrolled students take regular college-level courses taught at John Tyler Community College’s Chester or Midlothian Campus in addition to taking courses at their local high school. If you are a home-schooled student interested in concurrent enrollment, please read our admissions information for home-schooled students.

If you are interested in concurrent enrollment, you will need to complete the following steps for admission:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the important dates and deadlines for admission.

  2. If you are under the age of 17, you and your parent or guardian must schedule an appointment with the Dean of Students by e-mailing before you apply to the College.

  3. After your meeting, apply online or pick up an Application for Admission.
  4. Schedule your placement tests.
    John Tyler Community College generally requires placement tests in English and mathematics for all new concurrently enrolled students.

    Eligible SAT or ACT scores may also be used for placement purposes. You can find out more about testing requirements as well as testing dates and times on our Testing Centers page.

  5. Obtain letters of permission for concurrent enrollment from both your parent or guardian and your high school principal

  6. Visit the Counseling Center (no appointments necessary).
    When you come for your meeting, you will need to bring two letters with you: one from your parent(s) or guardian(s) and one from your high school principal that give you permission to be concurrently enrolled at JTCC and your high school. During your initial meeting, a member of the counseling staff will talk about course options and help with your initial registration for classes. Please note that concurrently enrolled students cannot enroll online.

  7. Pay your tuition and fees.

    John Tyler Community College does not generate bills for tuition and fees.  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  

    You must pay all mandatory fees – student activity fee, technology fee and student parking fee at the same time. Partial payments (for example, paying for one class out of several classes or only paying a fractional amount of one class) are not sufficient to hold all classes.

    Tuition and fee payments may be made online through myTyler using a credit card. Payments can also be made in person via check, cash, or credit card at the Business Office located in Room A102 in Goyne Hall in Chester or Room B115 in the Administration Building in Midlothian. Please note that students who are not curriculum-placed and seeking a degree or certificate are not eligible for financial aid.

  8. Purchase your textbooks.
    Textbooks for John Tyler Community College are available at

For additional information on concurrent enrollment, contact the Admission and Records Office in Chester at 804-706-5220 or in Midlothian at 804-594-1544. You can also e-mail

Dual Enrollment
The dual enrollment program at JTCC allows high school students to enroll in courses for which they earn both high school and college credit. For example, you could enroll in college biology as a high school student and not only receive high school credit, but also earn eight college credits for BIO 101/102 – General Biology I & II (4 credits each).

Dual enrollment classes maintain the same high-quality educational standards as those courses taught on campus at John Tyler Community College. Instructors are required to have comparable credentials, and the textbooks and course syllabi are aligned with college curriculums.

All dual enrollment classes meet mandatory high school standards of learning, but are also designed to mirror classes taught during a college student’s freshman year.

Dual enrollment classes are typically offered in the following academic areas: English, mathematics, sciences, social sciences, business technology, computer technology, engineering technology, and industrial technology.

If you are interested in taking dual enrollment courses, contact your high school guidance counselor. You can also learn more about dual enrollment at JTCC by contacting Tracey Howell at or 804-706-5170. You can also learn about dual enrollment by clicking here.

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