Trinity Valley Community College



Athens Campus
Sheila Jones, MS
Director of Student Pathways and Success

100 Cardinal Drive
Athens, TX 75751
(903) 675-6383

Palestine Campus
Dr. Jeffrey Watson
Vicki Dossett, LPC
2970 N. St. Hwy 19
P.O. Box 2530
Palestine, TX 75802
(903) 723-7046

Terrell Campus
Dr. Algia Allen
Luanne Bourland
1200 E. I-20
P.O. Box 668
Terrell, TX 75160
(972) 563-4904

Health Science Center
Dr. Helen Reid
Jeffrey Ballom, NCC
800 Ed. Hall Drive
Kaufman, TX 75142
(972) 932-4309

Posted: 10/11/2013 12:16:39 PM
With the right information, a few important tools and the assistance of your academic advisor, transferring credit can be a smooth and seamless process. Here are some links to information and tools you may find useful


Resources for Transfer Students

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Transfer Tools

Transferring from Trinity Valley Community College to a University? Click here to explore your possibilities!

  • University Transfer using the Texas Common Course Numbering System The Texas Common Course Numbering System is a voluntary, co-operative effort among Texas community colleges and universities to facilitate transfer of freshman and sophomore level general academic coursework
  • Request a Transcript If you want to transfer from TVCC to a university, you’ll need to request your transcript.
  • Transfer 101
  • Transfer Timeline
    If possible, you should begin planning your transfer about one year before you intend to start attending classes at a four-year college or university.  Here is a basic timeline designed to give you an overview of the steps you will need to take at each stage in the process.
    June – October
    -----Research schools.
    -----Research scholarships.
    -----Write a general personal essay/statement of academic and career goals.
    -----Write your resume.
    -----Build your budget.  Start estimating your expenses at the new school and how you will pay for them.
    -----Ask for letters of recommendation.
    -----Make a first visit to the schools that interest you.  Take a tour and gather basic information.
    November – February
    -----Apply for scholarships.
    -----Ask for letters of recommendation.
    -----Request official transcripts from all colleges you have attended.
    -----Apply to your top three choices.
    -----Make a second visit to schools.  Visit financial aid and scholarship offices, and meet with an   
            academic  advisor.
    -----Do your taxes and apply for financial aid.
    -----Review your budget and determine how much money you will need to save.
    March – June
    -----Watch your mail for admission and scholarship notification letters.
    -----Make a third visit to schools.
    -----Decide which school you will attend and notify that institution.
    -----Review your budget and revise if needed.
    -----Get confirmation of admission, housing, scholarships, financial aid, etc.
    June – August
    -----Work, save money, and get ready.
    -----Attend orientation at your new school.
    -----Register for fall classes.
    -----Pay for tuition and housing for the first semester.
    -----Start work on campus or start applying for it.
    -----Find your apartment and roommates if you will live off-campus.

Texas University Tools


Other College and University Tools

  •, a website that is being built by the U.S. Department of Education with the help of students, has information and links to resources that can help you with these challenges. Check it out!
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information.
  • Tips for Transfer