John Tyler offers eighteen (19) degrees specifically designed for broad transfer to four-year institutions. Another twelve (12) degrees have transfer options to a smaller scope of institutions. These degrees span a wide variety of knowledge bases and career interests. Most of these degrees are found within a relevant career cluster section of this catalog.
In order to transfer seamlessly to a four-year institution, students should consult regularly with their faculty advisor. Each senior institution provides transfer information on their websites with which students should also become acquainted. Each degree page provides notes that clarify questions about transfer-level coursework and specific institution level requirements.
Obtaining an Associate Degree from the College opens the door to many opportunities for transfer to four-year institutions. The College has also negotiated articulation agreements with four-year institutions that specify requirements such as minimum GPA and/or transfer course requirements. Students should also verify whether an institution requests a Letter of Intent (or Interest) prior to transfer. Each four-year institution publishes a calendar with application deadlines especially for transfer students. Students must be aware of the requirements of agreements in order to successfully transfer. Students must entirely complete programs here at John Tyler to earn the benefit of these agreements.
Guaranteed Admission Agreements: The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) has negotiated broad transfer agreements with institutions within the Commonwealth and beyond. These agreements allow for general admission to an institution but may not provide for guaranteed admission to programs with special entry requirements.
Articulation Agreements: John Tyler has entered into formal agreements with certain institutions allowing for seamless admission to certain disciplines and degree programs at that four-year institution. Schools and departments within an institution set specific entry requirements for their degrees, and John Tyler has developed degree programs that provide students with a solid foundation for success in the senior institution’s programs. Students should follow the degree plan under the guidance of their faculty advisor to ensure admission to their desired program.
Detailed information about these agreements can be found on our website at: http://www.jtcc.edu/transfer.
Two degrees and one certificate that provide the broad foundation of many bachelor’s degree programs are found in this catalog section. Students should consult with their faculty advisor for advice regarding the appropriate elective choices depending on their four institution’s requirements and their academic and career interests.