Academic advising at the College generally starts in the Counseling Center, and once you are curriculum-placed, advising moves to the appropriate academic division. Below is more information on academic advising for curriculum-placed and non-curriculum-placed students.
Advising for curriculum-placed students
If you are working toward a degree or certificate at John Tyler Community College , you will meet with a member of the Counseling Center during the admission process. During your initial meeting, a member of the counseling staff will review your placement tests, talk about program options and requirements, help with your initial registration for classes using myTyler, and discuss resources at the College to help you transfer, enter the workforce, or change careers.
Once you have chosen a program of study, your counselor will assign you an academic faculty advisor in your department. It is important that you schedule an appointment with your academic faculty advisor during your first semester at JTCC to discuss your goals and plans. Your faculty advisor can help you plan how you will meet the requirements for your academic degree or certificate and explore options for your elective coursework.
At some point in your academic career at JTCC, you and your faculty advisor may agree that you are ready to register without any assistance. But, until that happens, you should plan to meet with your faculty advisor before you register for classes each semester.
If you do not have the name or contact information for your faculty advisor, you can find that information on the Curriculum Placement Form that was given to you during your initial appointment with counseling. You can also access information on your faculty advisor in myTyler.
Advising for non-curriculum-placed students
All students enrolled at John Tyler Community College are eligible to receive academic advising. If you are not curriculum-placed, you may receive advising assistance from a counselor in the Counseling Center.
Learn more about being curriculum-placed.
For more information about academic advising, please contact the Counseling Center.