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New Dual Credit Students:

 
1Apply to TVCC

Students can apply online through applytexas.org by creating an account, and filling out the application through Apply Texas.  You will receive a confirmation email upon creating your account, as well as a confirmation that we have received your application for TVCC.  A paper application is also available to turn in on any campus, or mail to the registrar's office.  Applications submitted online are typically processed within 3-5 business days; however, be aware that during heavy registration times (July, August, and December) turnover may be higher.  It is best to apply as early as possible, preferably before the registration period for your starting semester has opened.  This allows students ample time to complete the admission process before completing course registration.

Apply Online     Paper Application

 

2Submit your shot record

Texas state law requires all student sunder the age of 22 to submit documentation of their bacterial meningitis vaccination.

Meningitis Documentation

 
3Submit testing (if applicable)

Students hoping to enroll in courses for a 2-year degree with TVCC should submit testing scores.  If you are unsure if you are required to test or if you are unsure if you have already tested, contact your high school counselor.  If student testing is required, TVCC gives the TSI (Texas Success Initiative) exam on the Athens, Palestine, and Terrell campuses, but your high school may also give the TSI on campus. Visit the Testing Center for information on the TSI exam schedule.

Submit Test Scores

Already sure you'll need to test on campus?  Be sure to complete the Pre-Assessment Activity online; print and take your Pre-Assessment Certificate with you on testing day.

 
4Submit your Transcripts

For full admission, students must submit a high school transcript, as well as any transcripts from previously attended institutions of higher learning.  Your high school counselor can provide you with one to submit to TVCC.

 
5Register for Classes

Dual credit registration occurs via the Concurrent Enrollment Form that students fill out with their high school counselor each semester.  This form is what the dual credit department will use to build your schedule.  You, your high school counselor, and your parent will need to sign this form before submission to fully complete enrollment.

 

6Log Into Your Student Portal and Cardinal Email

Now that you are accepted with TVCC, it is time to familiarize yourself with your My Cardinal Connect student portal and Cardinal Email.  The student portal is your resource for most school related tasks, from viewing and accepting your financial aid awards, making tuition payments or installments, registering for classes, and one day applying for your graduation.  To log into your TVCC student portal, My Cardinal Connect, you will need your Cardinal ID username.  TVCC has compiled instructions on how to log in to your portal for the first time, complete with a way to locate your Cardinal ID username and find your password.  Once you have successfully logged in, it is best to take a look around and explore all of the resources and tools you have as a student right at your fingertips.  

Your Cardinal Email will use the same log in information as your student portal.  TVCC provides students with their own emails so that we may communicate with you securely.  Be aware that any communications from TVCC will go this email address; check your Cardinal Email regularly to stay up to date and informed.

 

7Pay Tuition

Payment for tuition and fees is due a week or two before the semester start date; you can find due dates on the TVCC Calendar.  Be sure to double check your statement through your student portal to ensure any financial aid awarded to you is distributed.  There are instructions available for how to set up your tuition payment(s) through your portal.

If you have signed up for housing on campus, be sure to stay alert for these due dates as well.

 

8Get ID and Books

All students are required to carry their student ID on campus.  Student IDs are required for admittance into many school facilities, such as the library, Cardinal Success Center, or our testing centers.  TVCC student ID cards can be obtained at the following locations during normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

Athens - Campus Security, Math/Journalism Building

Palestine - Learning Resource Center

Terrell - Learning Resource Center

Terrell HSC - Please visit the Terrell campus Learning Resource Center

You can acquire a  list of your textbooks at the bookstore website; their are instructions available on how to find your textbooks.  To purchase your textbooks, visit the TVCC bookstore on the campus that is most convenient for you.  If you are enrolling in a campus-specific course, be sure to call ahead and ensure that your required textbooks are available.

 

9Attend Class

TVCC has several locations as well as an abundance of online courses available.  Good luck with your first semester!  Needing assistance getting started in your online courses?  Distance Learning has resources available for first time online students.

 


 

Returning Dual Credit Students:

 

1Register for Classes

Dual credit registration occurs via the Concurrent Enrollment Form that students fill out with their high school counselor each semester.  This form is what the dual credit department will use to build your schedule.  You, your high school counselor, and your parent will need to sign this form before submission to fully complete enrollment.

 
2Pay Tuition

Payment for tuition and fees is due a week or two before the semester start date; you can find due dates on the TVCC Calendar.  Be sure to double check your statement through your student portal to ensure any financial aid awarded to you is distributed.  There are instructions available for how to set up your tuition payment(s) through your portal.

If you have signed up for housing on campus, be sure to stay alert for these due dates as well.

 
3Get ID and Books

All students are required to carry their student ID on campus.  Student IDs are required for admittance into many school facilities, such as the library, Cardinal Success Center, or our testing centers.  TVCC student ID cards can be obtained at the following locations during normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

Athens - Campus Security, Math/Journalism Building

Palestine - Learning Resource Center

Terrell - Learning Resource Center

Terrell HSC - Please visit the Terrell campus Learning Resource Center

You can acquire a  list of your textbooks at the bookstore website; their are instructions available on how to find your textbooks.  To purchase your textbooks, visit the TVCC bookstore on the campus that is most convenient for you.  If you are enrolling in a campus-specific course, be sure to call ahead and ensure that your required textbooks are available.

 

4Attend Class

This part you already know; make it a great semester!  Needing assistance getting started in your online courses?  Distance Learning has resources available for first time online students.

 


 

Homeschooled Students:

Students who homeschool and wish to participate in dual-credit must meet all the same admissions criteria as regular dual credit students, with the exception that your home instructor will be responsibly for the counselor portions of applicable paperwork.