2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jan 22, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook

Next Steps - Transfer

Guaranteed Admissions Agreements

Passport Courses

Academic Transcripts

Transfer Institutions on Campus

Transferring to Other Institutions

Coursework in the AA, AAA, AFA, and AS degree programs (majors) at John Tyler Community College will transfer to most four-year colleges and universities. Some four-year schools will accept certain AAS degree programs in transfer, but this policy will vary by institution. Normally, courses in which students have earned grades below a “C” are not accepted at other institutions. The advising center staff is available to help students planning to transfer with gathering information and reviewing alternatives. Each student, however, is responsible for becoming acquainted with the course requirements for an intended major at a transfer institution and for planning a major at John Tyler that meets the four-year institution’s transfer requirements. Working with their academic advisor, students can receive beneficial advice about transfer options in their desired major.

Guaranteed Admissions Agreements

Guaranteed admissions agreements allow John Tyler students who graduate with an associate degree and who meet specific criteria to seamlessly transfer to more than 35 four-year colleges. Information about these transfer agreements may be found at www.jtcc.edu/transfer. Students who have questions about the transferability of certain courses also may find the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) Transfer Tool helpful. This tool provides information on the transferability of more than 60 commonly offered VCCS courses. A link to this tool may be found at www.jtcc.edu/transfer.

Passport Courses

The Passport program is a collection of courses that are transferable and satisfy a lower-division general education requirement at all public colleges and universities in Virginia, with few exceptions as noted. Although Passport is not an academic program from which students can graduate, students planning to transfer to a public college or university in Virginia are advised to select courses from this list, in addition to consulting with an academic advisor or counselor. 

Select one course from each block of courses.

Block I:

  • ENG 111   - English Composition I

Block II:

  • ART 101    - History and Appreciation of Art I
  • ART 102   - History and Appreciation of Art II
  • HIS 111   - History of World Civilization I
  • HIS 112    - History of World Civilization II
  • HIS 121   - United States History I
  • HIS 122    - United States History II

Block III:

  • ECO 201   - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • PLS 135   - American National Politics
  • PLS 211    - U.S. Government I (offered in Dual Enrollment only)
  • PSY 200   - Principles of Psychology
  • SOC 211    - Principles of Anthropology I

Block IV:

  • BIO 101  - General Biology I
  • CHM 101  - Introductory Chemistry I
  • CHM 111    - General Chemistry I

Block V:

* MTH 161 /MTH 162 should only be taken by students preparing for calculus or for four-year degree programs that require study in College Algebra/PreCalculus. PreCalculus may not satisfy general education requirements and may not receive transfer credit for all majors.


JMU does not accept ENG 111 toward satisfaction of general education requirements.

CNU does not accept MTH 154  toward satisfaction of general education requirements.

W&M does not have a college-wide general education composition requirement. ENG 111  will not count toward satisfaction of general education requirements but students will receive generalized credit for the course.

Academic Transcripts

The Admissions and Records office is the repository of all student academic records. Records are retained in accordance with VCCS policy. An academic transcript is the official and permanent record of a student’s academic history. John Tyler Community College permanently retains each student’s academic transcript.

Students may request official copies of their transcripts either online, in person, or by mail. Online requests are made at www.parchment.com. Parchment charges a fee of $3.00 for each transcript sent electronically and $5.50 for each transcript sent via the U.S. Postal Service. In person and mail-in requests are handled by the Admissions and Records office at a charge of $3.00 per transcript. Transcripts are mailed within 7 business days of the receipt of the request.

Unofficial transcripts are not available online to students who have not attended John Tyler within the past three years. Students who have outstanding financial obligations from previous semesters with the John Tyler Community College business office, Bookstore, or Library or have outstanding financial obligations for parking violations are not permitted to register for classes or obtain transcripts until their accounts have been paid in full.

Transfer Institutions on Campus

The College often hosts visiting four-year institutions on campus. The transfer institution representatives may provide materials and one-on-one advising to students. Students are generally informed of these visits through posters, e-boards around campus, and by e-mail from the Student Activities Office.

Old Dominion University Information

John Tyler Community College serves as a host for Old Dominion University’s (ODU) distance learning program. This immersive online program enables students to earn undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees from a fully-accredited university without leaving their area of residence. Students can complete the first two years of coursework through the Virginia Community College System, and then finish the remaining required coursework for one of several undergraduate degrees through ODU’s distance learning program. Courses are offered in either a synchronous (live) web-based conferencing or asynchronous online formats depending on the class. JTCC students and graduates also have the opportunity to transfer to ODU’s main campus in Norfolk, VA. 

Students interested in ODU admission or course registration should contact ODU Online at (800) 968-2638 or https://online.odu.edu/inquiries to speak to an enrollment coach. The site office at John Tyler Community College is located on the Chester Campus in Goyne Hall.