Fall 2021 Information

Attention Students,

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Fall 2021 Calendar

2021 Baccalaureate Service

Friday, May 14, 2021
11:00 A.M. CST

See below for additional information surrounding the 2021 Baccalaureate Service.



Saturday, May 15, 2021
11:00 A.M. CST

See below for additional information surrounding 2021 Commencement.





The coronavirus that is spreading globally throughout the world is actually a family of viruses.  The name comes from the shape of the virus, which has little spikes coming out of its edges, like a sun’s corona. But this new strain, commonly referred to as the novel coronavirus, is one that hasn’t been recognized before.  Health officials believe that the virus likely started in animals before it was spread to humans.  Its symptoms are similar to the flu. A minor case would leave someone with sneezing, coughing, fever and aches. More extreme cases are similar to pneumonia and could be fatal.

While the number of national coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continues to rise, the safety of the Texas College family is our primary concern.  Proactive steps should be taken by all of us to prevent the spread of contagious diseases by practicing personal health and hygiene each day.  We urge faculty, staff, and students who have plans to travel either internationally or to areas already affected in the U.S. to reconsider their travel and to share your travel plans with your Vice President, Division Chair, or Supervisor.

Effective immediately, international travel will require you to self-quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to work or school; travel to affected areas in the United States, may require you to self-quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to work or school. 

Following federal guidelines and for the well-being of our faculty, staff and students, effective immediately:

There will be no college meetings of groups of 10 or more - on campus or off campus.

All college travel is cancelled; personal discretionary travel is discouraged and if taken will result in a 14-day self-quarantine period.

Outside visitors to the campus are barred from admittance, unless prior approval is granted from administration; maintenance and construction personnel will be allowed.

The only students allowed entrance are those who did not leave the dorms for Spring Break.  For more information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), please click on the links below.


Texas Department of State Health

World Health Organization (WHO)

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Whitehouse Announcements


Registration Begins April 23 for Summer and Fall 2020

Dear Students,

As we continue to pray for you and your family members, we are also working diligently to help you press forward with your academic and vocational goals.

Course schedules are now available in JICS for online summer sessions and for Fall 2020 pre-registration. We have attached step-by-step instructions for online registration in an email to each of you, and we will gladly assist you with advising and course selection. If you need assistance with the registration process, you must email your Division Chair with your name, student ID, and the semester you plan to enroll. Division Chairs can be reached at the following addresses: 


Division of Business and Social Sciences:   
Dr. Ali hali@texascollege.edu

Division of Education:      
Ms. Brown obrown@texascollege.edu

Division of General Education and Humanities:    
Dr. Locke clocke@texascollege.edu

Division of Natural and Computational Sciences:    
Ms. Linda Johnson lljohnson@texascollege.edu



Registration Now Open for Winter 2021 Mini-Mester & Spring 2021 Semester




Please note that registration for both the Winter 2021 Mini-Mester 2021 and Spring 2021 Semester is now open.


What are the steps for registering for classes?

  • Review of the “Degree Plan” for your major;
  • Review of the Course Schedule for the semester
  • Complete the online registration form, sign and submit electronically.

Note that once the registration form has been successfully completed, an acknowledgement letter will be sent by the Office of the Registrar. Your course schedule for the semester however will be sent to you by the Business Office once your courses have been fully processed.


Our advisors will gladly help you complete your schedule right away. For more information, please call 903-593-8311, ext. 2215, or email the Division Chairperson for your major listed below.


Contact information for Division Chairpersons:

Division of Business and Social Sciences:
Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Social Work  
Dr. Ali   hali@texascollege.edu

Division of Education:      
Ms. Brown   obrown@texascollege.edu

Division of General Education and Humanities: 
English, Religion, Music, Liberal Studies  
Dr. Locke   clocke@texascollege.edu

Division of Natural and Computational Sciences:
Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology  
Ms. Linda Johnson  lljohnson@texascollege.edu

Winter 2021 Mini-Mester

The Winter 2021 Mini-Mester term is a three week mini semester that provides students an additional opportunity, outside the traditional academic terms, to expeditiously continue their college degree pursuits. Students are able to enroll in up to 6 credit hours during the term. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Winter 2021 Mini-Mester is offered to both returning and new students.


Spring 2021 Semester

Given the COVID-19 pandemic’s continued surge throughout the surrounding communities, across the state, U.S., and abroad, the Spring 2021 academic term will be hosted in a virtual landscape. However, following extensive assessment, as well as comprehensive safety implementations, Texas College will offer students on-campus residential options for the upcoming spring semester. Interested students are encouraged to reserve their dorm as soon as possible.


Attention Graduating Seniors:

Texas College cares deeply about your health and safety, and we are praying for you and your families. Considering the widespread impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have officially cancelled next month’s Baccalaureate Services, Graduate Banquet, and Commencement Exercises.

Please remember that prospective graduates must fulfill all academic, financial, and institutional requirements. You must also complete the application process for graduation and pay your one-time, non-refundable fee.

Your professors will help you complete remaining coursework online, and your advisors will work with you through emails.  Please make every effort to use whatever technology is available to you as you work to complete your academic requirements.  If you have questions, please contact your Division Chairs through the information below:

Division of Business and Social Sciences:
Dr. Ali 

Division of Education:
Ms. Brown 

Division of General Education and Humanities:
Dr. Locke 

Division of Natural and Computational Sciences:
Ms. Linda Johnson 


April 12, 2020


Dear students:

During these unprecedented times in which we’re currently living, I hope that each of you are doing your best to remain safe and healthy. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to quickly spread across the United States and the East Texas area, the administration had to take proactive steps in mid-March to ensure the health and safety of the campus community. While there still remains a great deal of uncertainty as to the “What, When, and How,” the shelter in place mandate calls for all of us to stay inside our homes and away from others (only leaving for essential reasons) in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Many of you left the campus simply to enjoy Spring Break, not realizing that you would not be able to return. For those campus-based students who were unable to retrieve your items from the residence halls, please know that your items are securely locked away, and the campus is secure. Also, if you’re planning to reside in campus housing next semester, you may leave your items there and have the same room during the fall. While there has not been a definite date set for re-opening the campus, the administration continues to monitor the situation and will inform the campus community with updates.

Lastly, in accordance with what’s being reinforced by our governing officials, the administration will continue to do everything we can to protect and maintain the health of the college community. Remember: continue to practice and adhere to social distancing.


Cynthia M. Marshall-Biggins, Ed.D.

Vice President Student Affairs

Memorial Day Holiday

Texas College will observe the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31, 2021.

Offices will close at the end of the work day on Friday, May 28. Offices will be closed and there will be no classes on Monday, May 31. Classes will resume and offices will reopen on Tuesday, June 1, at their regularly scheduled times.

2021 Summer I Course Offerings

Students can now register Summer I 2021 courses.

Click here to see Summer I registration information.




Texas College is an historic post-secondary institution located in the heart of the East Texas city of Tyler, which provides a unique college experience for the students it serves. The College was founded in 1894 by a group of ministers of the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church who were interested in offering a quality education to African American youth. In the spring of 1894, Texas College received its original charter from the State of Texas and the teaching and learning process became a reality. The first class began in a four-room frame house with six students. From these meager beginnings, Texas College has evolved for 120 years into an institution with a rich heritage that is committed to its mission. The mission of Texas College is to ensure that graduates experience a balanced intellectual, psycho-social and spiritual development aimed at making them active and productive members of society. 

The College recognizes the dynamic nature of the modern world and, hence, the need to integrate faith with technological and scientific advancements to improve the human condition. 

Today, with its diverse student, faculty and staff populations, Texas College admits students of any race, color, gender, religious affiliation, or national or ethnic origin. The College is an affiliate of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, and has a modified open admissions policy that permits it to serve a broad-based traditional and non-traditional student clientele. 

To fulfill its mission, the following core values are ensued: 
Academic excellence— to develop a culture of curiosity and creativity that will 

• challenge the frontiers of teaching/learning, 
• stimulate research, 
• raise the level of analytical reasoning and inquiry, and 
• enable students to acquire leadership, human relations, communication, and technology skills; 

Integrity — to instill the pursuit of character, honesty, and sincerity of purpose as the moral rubrics upon which the behaviors of our graduates and College family are anchored; 

Perseverance — to implant diligence, enterprise, and pride in the application of skills, knowledge, and abilities developed during the course of study at Texas College; 

Social responsibility — to promote in the College community a conscious awareness that we are all stewards of the resources entrusted to our care; 

Tolerance — to emphasize an openness to divergent points of view, applying an eclectic approach to rational and analytical thinking; and 

Community service — to encourage self-extension in service to others as the heart and soul of our educational enterprise. 

All departments, administrative units, and support functions are unrelenting in implementing the strategies aimed at achieving the mission of Texas College


Here is a brief video on navigating TC Web Portal/Jics








  Students: Here is how to check your syllabus and assignments On the Web Portal
1. Please click on 'My Courses' link on the left side of the page.
2. Then click on one of the courses you want to see syllabus and assignments
3. Click on 'Syllabus' link on the left side of the page to see your syllabus. You should be able to see your syllabus document on the top right corner.
4. Click on 'Coursework' link on the left side of the page to see your assignments.
Some faculties send syllabus and assignments to your Texas College Student emails. Please check your student emails regularly. Always communicate with your instructors.
  IT helpdesk contact: 903 593 8311 ext 2315, support@texascollege.edu

Loan Management Tips

Ten Commandments Of Student Loan Management And Default Aversion
1 . Do not lose copies of your loan documents and repayment schedule(And note amount, overall cost and interest rate). 
2 . Be aware that you can switch to different payment plans(Budget your student loan payments). 
3 . Note the billing cycles of your loans monthly/quarterly.
4 . Remember to give lenders your correct billing address before leaving school.
5 . Remember to update all your lenders/billing service providers with address changes. 
6 . Know the correct billing service provider for each lender. 
7 . Promptly update your lender with any status changes(e.g. school status, unemployment) prior to your payment due date. Look for written acknowledge.
8 . If you return to school, follow up with each lender to insure that they have received your enrollment verification or deferment. Look for written acknowledge. 
9 . Keep track of who is holding your loan(s) and record the loan officer's phone numbers(If in doubt call your state guarantee agency). Please see your loan Default Manager for this  information if you do not have it. 
10 . Keep deferment status current with each lender. 


Title Description

We now direct all student loan calculator links in the curriculum to go to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Federal Student Aid Repayment Estimator. These links previously had gone to the USA Funds Student Loan Repayment Calculator, which is being retired.