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Men of Distinction

2017-18 men of distinction imageChallenge yourself to reach higher!

Spend 3 intensive weeks this summer with TCC's Men of Distinction program!

Aug. 27, 2018 - Sept. 13, 2018

The Men of Distinction program empowers students to work together to promote personal and academic success.

The Summer Academy provides the opportunity to complete 3 credits of college success course work in the summer to get a jump start on fall classes and includes social events and teambuilding with other young Men.



  • 18-24 years old & Male
  • Young men who are students of color, first generation, and/or low-income are encouraged to apply, but all are welcome
  • High school diploma or GED (by August 24, 2018)
  • Must place at ENGL 85 level or above on the ACCUPLACER test.

To find out if you’re eligible, take the ACCUPLACER test at TCC's Assessment office, Bldg. 7. To prepare for the test, attend one of the FREE Accuplacer Prep workshops, or visit the Accuplacer review website.


Contact TJ Caughell at 253.566.5238 or via email if you have questions.
Complete the following two forms:


  • Oct. 13, 2017: Program Application opens
  • Apr 06, 2018: FAFSA/WASFA application priority deadline
  • May 25, 2018: FAFSA/WASFA application final deadline
  • August 27, 2018: Summer Academy begins
  • September 13, 2018: Rites of Passage

Support Services

The college also provides support services, including:

  • Advising and educational planning
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Tutoring
  • Personal finance, financial planning and money management assistance
  • Time management and personal goal-setting guidance
  • Academic success planning and assistance
  • Computing resources  
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