Becoming a TCC Student
Complete the Online Application for admission if you haven't already done so. Students may apply online or in person at the admissions counter in Bldg. 7. Within 5 days, the Admissions Office will mail you a letter acknowledging receipt of your application. You will also be assigned a permanent student ID number and be able to set up your student email account and TCC Student Portal. Keep track of your Student ID Number and Login Information as you will be using it quite a bit.
*Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Contact the Financial Aid office in Bldg.14 for more information or call 253.566.5080. Financial aid forms must be completed upwards of 3-6 months prior to your expected start date, please apply early.
Skill Level Assessment
Students must be assessed at college-level in English and reading before they can begin the Human Services program.
To find out what level you are assessed at, you will take an Entry Skills Assessment (ACCUPLACER).
- Available on campus
- $18.50 fee
- Picture ID required
- Call 253.566.5158 for testing dates and times
Check these online resources which are available to help you prepare for taking this assessment.
Testing may be waived if you have completed college-level math and English at another college or if you have taken the Asset, Compass, or CPT assessment test at another college within the past two years. Contact the Assessment Center for details.
Transferring Credits from a prior college
You may have already taken some college courses that would count towards fulfilling all or some degree requirements here at TCC. If you plan to transfer credits from another college you must provide an official, sealed transcript to the Records and Registration Office in Bldg 7. Credit evaluations usually take 2-4 weeks. You will we able to check on your transcript evaluation results through My E-Services in your TCC Student Portal.
PLEASE NOTE: The admission, assessment, and transcript review process will take time, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time before the start of the quarter you plan to begin (at least 4-6 weeks). For more detailed information regarding admission requirements please go to: http://www.tacomacc.edu/gettingstarted/theenrollmentprocess/