What to Know as a New Student
- Check your VCCS student e-mail.
Good stuff comes in your student e-mail, including:
- Financial aid updates
- Class information from your instructors
- Reminders about college deadlines and dates
- Closing and delay notifications
- Notes from your faculty advisor
- Details on student activities and opportunities
Access your VCCS student e-mail in your myTyler account.
- Don’t go it alone. See your advisor.
Academic advisors can help you stay in track by providing:
- Advice on class options and scheduling
- Guidance on meeting your program’s requirements
- Insight into different academic disciplines and careers
- Help with the transfer process
- Motivation and support
- Recommendations for jobs and transfer applications
To make the relationship work, you need to spend time with your advisor. If you are curriculum-placed, you can find your academic advisor using this tutorial.
Only curriculum-placed students have a dedicated academic advisor. Not in a program of study? Learn more about curriculum placement procedures.
- Dates and deadlines matter.
Your GPA and academic standing are important, and dates and deadlines can impact them. Use these tools, and be prepared:
The academic calendar has dates for dropping and withdrawing from classes. (There is a difference.) Protect your GPA and financial aid eligibility, and add these dates to your calendar. The academic calendar also includes handy information like days the College is closed.
The syllabus in each of your classes is also packed with relevant dates and deadlines. Keep it, and refer to it often.
Finally, there is a general college calendar that includes event information, as well as the academic calendar.
- Get involved.
Join a club. Work hard, and earn a spot in the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Take classes through our international education program.
Participate in student activities and events. Have fun. Find out why JTCC is not what you expect.
- We’re here to help.
Our vision statement is a “success story for every student,” and we try to live that idea every day. If you need help, these resources are available:
Disabilities support services
Librarians and online research capabilities
Safety and security information
Student Information Center