How to Enroll at TCCC
Get Started in 9 Easy Steps
Step 1 - Will I be able to get in?
The College operates under an Open Door admission policy, which means we are flexible enough that anyone who wants to improve their education will have the opportunity. Some programs have special admissions requirements, so take a look at our program offerings online or in the General Catalog and Student Handbook available on campus.
Step 2 - How do I apply?
- Apply online, download an application, or visit one of our campuses.
- Choose one of TCCC’s many programs of study.
- Submit your application or complete the downloaded version and mail it or bring it to campus.
Step 3 - What do I need to do to complete the admissions process?
- Have official transcripts (high school, GED, or other college), and SAT or ACT scores sent to TCCC.
- Any high school or college level courses completed at an institution located outside of the United States requires special transcript analysis by the World Education Services (WES) www.wes.org. It is the student's responsibility to obtain this analysis from WES.
- Take the College Placement Test and meet with staff to discuss your scores.
- High school students taking on-campus classes must complete a Concurrent Enrollment Form. High school “Learn and Earn” online students should register with their guidance counselor or designated representative.
Step 4 - Do you offer help with the cost?
- TCCC offers financial assistance through grants, scholarships, loans, and the Federal Work-Study program.
- Apply for financial aid online for free at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- Obtain a FAFSA PIN number http://www.pin.ed.gov/PINWebApp/pinindex.jsp
- Have your FAFSA information sent to TCCC. Our school code is 009430.
- Correspond promptly with the TCCC financial aid staff if you need help or have questions.
Step 5 - How do I decide what classes to take?
- Once you have been admitted to TCCC and declared a program of study, you will be assigned an academic advisor.
- Meet with your assigned academic advisor and discuss your program of study and its requirements.
- Work closely with your advisor to develop a schedule that meets your needs. You can choose traditional on-campus classes, online classes, hybrid classes, or a combination of all three.
Step 6 - How do I register for classes?
- TCCC holds two registration periods: Early Registration, which takes place near the end of the current semester, and Regular Registration, which is held in the days just before the new semester begins.
- During Early Registration, make an appointment with your advisor. During Regular Registration, visit your advisor in their office, but understand you may have to wait to see your advisor because of the increased number of students.
- Returning students can register online with WebAdvisor. This can be accessed from TCCC's home page. A student tutorial is available with instructions for registering. New students MUST meet with their advisor to register for the first time.
- Determine what classes to take, but remember classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is best to plan for alternate classes.
- Obtain your printed Registration Statement, which lists your classes and their locations.
Step 7 - Where and how do I pay for classes?
- If you are paying your own tuition, you must pay in person at the Business Office or online via WebAdvisor. After logging into WebAdvisor, follow the links to "Make a Payment" under Financial Information.
- If you have financial aid (scholarships, loans, or grants, including Pell), you must take your Registration Statement to the Harper Help Desk for verification of your award.
- If you have other sources of funding (out of state waiver, ESC authorization letter, TEACH, etc.), you should go to the Business Office for your balance and payment.
Step 8 - Where and how do I pay for my books?
- You may get your books and class supplies from any legitimate source, however, there is a TCCC bookstore in the Harper Building on the Main Campus; at the Graham County Center; or online at www.tricountybookstore.com
- If you are paying for classes yourself, you can purchase books at any time.
- If you are planning to pay for books using financial aid, you must wait until the Regular Registration period.
Step 9 - What else do I need to do?
- Pick up a valid parking decal from the Business Office (have current vehicle information ready).
- Make sure you have a current student ID.
- If you are a new student, attend the new student orientation to learn more about college services.
- Attend the first day of class. If you receive financial aid and do not attend the first day, your check may be delayed.
- If you are taking an online class, log on to Moodle and submit your first assignment prior to the due date to prevent being withdrawn from the class.
- If you decide not to attend a class for which you have registered, please contact your advisor immediately to officially withdraw so that your academic standing and financial aid will not be jeopardized in the future.