Student Types

Ready to embark on your journey at TCC? Select your enrollment category to get started with your application from the below list, or click here to find a full new student checklist.

First Time College Student

Have never attended college such as high school seniors and GED graduates.

Transfer Student 

Transferring from another college or university.

Dual Enrollment Student 

Taking college-level coursework while still in high school or home school.

International Student

International students who want to study in the U.S. or take online classes.

Returning Student

Former TCC students who have not been enrolled within the last 12 months.

Transient Student

Enrolled at one university or college, but taking classes at another that will count toward their degree at their home institution.

Non-Degree Seeking Student

Not seeking a degree, but wish to take classes at TCC.

Continuing Education Student (Workforce)

Enrolling in workforce training or professional development programs.

Veteran Student​​

Active-duty service members, veterans, and their families.

Florida Public Safety Institute

Training in law enforcement, firefighting, corrections, probation, telecommunications and security.

GED (Adult Education)

For GED preparation and testing and English language instruction through Workforce Development.

State of Florida Employee

State employees taking state credit hours.

 

Foster Youth

Current or former Foster Youth living in Florida.

 

New Student Checklist

Click here to download a printable version of this checklist.

Step 1: Apply for Admission

  1. Apply for admission to TCC using our online application
  2. After you submit you will receive a confirmation page with your TCC Identification number, email address and password. Keep this page for your records as you will need this information to log in to TCC Passport and access your TCC email.
  3. If you were not able to upload your residency documents at the time of application, please remember to provide copies of the residency documents (e.g., driver’s license, vehicle registration, voter’s registration card) that reflect an issue date of at least one year prior to the first day of class for the semester you plan to attend to the Office of Admissions and Records.  
NOTE: Transient students who apply to TCC through Florida Shines will need to call our Information Technology Help Desk at (850) 201-8545 and request your username and password for TCC Passport.

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • TCC School Code:  001533
  • Review additional important information about applying for financial aid and available TCC scholarships here.

Step 3: Request High School Transcript or GED Test Scores

Request your official high school transcript or GED test scores be sent to TCC. Admission to the college requires a standard high school diploma or GED. It is important for your records to be sent as soon as possible so that information on your transcript can be used to assist with your first semester course scheduling. Read more here.

Step 4: Request College/University Transcripts (If Applicable)

Request any and all college/universities transcripts, if applicable. Transfer students are required to submit official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. 

Step 5: Review Placement Testing Information

Review the placement testing information and all our free testing resources here.

Step 6: Complete TCC's New Student Orientation

Visit the New Student Orientation page for more information.

First Time in College Students

  1. Complete the Online Orientation (you will need to have your TCC ID number)
    • Be sure to complete SIGI3 during the online orientation
  2. At the end of the online orientation you will be provided instructions on how to sign up for your on-campus orientation. The on-campus orientation is designed for you to meet with an academic adviser who will review your Sigi3 results, high school transcripts, and assist with first semester course registration. It is also a chance to meet other incoming TCC Eagles.

Transfer Student

  1. Complete the Online Orientation (you will need to have your TCC ID number)
  2. Come to the Advising Center (Student Union, second floor) for walk-in advising Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email orientation@tcc.fl.edu for an appointment.  
NOTE:  Transient students, non-degree seeking students, and returning students do not have to attend orientation. Come to the Advising Center (Student Union, second floor) for walk-in advising Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email advisingcenter@tcc.fl.edu.

Step 7: Visit TCC Passport

Familiarize yourself with our online portal TCC Passport where you can access your email, student records, degree audit, registration and much more. Be sure to check your TCC email frequently as that is the College’s official means of communication to students.

Step 8: Check for Upcoming Deadlines

Review the academic calendar and make note of key important dates, including:

  • First Day of Class
  • Last Day to Add a Class
  • Last Day to Drop a Class
  • Fee Payment Due Date

Step 9: Pay Tuition and Fees

Be sure that all of your tuition and fees are paid by the fee payment due date. The due date can be found on the academic calendar and your schedule. 

Options to pay:

Step 10: Get Your Student ID Card

Once you have paid, you are ready to get your TCC Student Identification Card at the Cashier’s Office (Student Union, second floor).

Step 11: Get Books and Supplies

Get your books and supplies for your classes by visiting the TCC Bookstore.

Step 12: Attend Class, Get Involved, and Have a Great Semester!

Learn more about how to get involved by visiting Student Life:

  • Campus Recreation and Sports
  • Clubs and Organizations
  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Student Leadership, Involvement and Civic Engagement (SLICE)
  • Academic Enrichment