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Application Process

Application Deadlines

  • Fall and Winter Quarters (full-time): Accepting applications June 1-July 1
  • Spring Quarter (full-time): Accepting applications Dec. 1-Jan. 7
  • Winter Quarter - LPN to RN applicants (full-time only): Accepting applications July 1-October 1

BEFORE applying to the Nursing Program

  1. Review the nursing program packet and attend a Nursing Information Session
  2. Assess that you have a cumulative college-level GPA of 2.5
  3. Complete all Prerequisites
  4. Complete an ATI TEAS Testing Exam
  5. Apply to be a student at Tacoma Community College.
    Readmitting Students: Call 253.566.5325 to update your application.
  6. Submit official transcripts for prerequisite work completed at other colleges to be sent to Enrollment Services by the published deadline or sooner. Transcripts do not have to be evaluated by the deadline, just SUBMITTED by the deadline.
  7. Compile any health care certifications or licenses.

Applying to TCC's Nursing Program

TCC's nursing program uses an online admission process. To apply you must be an admitted or registered student at Tacoma Community College, have access to the student portal and have a TCC student email account.

How to access the application

  1. Sign in to the TCC portal
  2. Go to your Quick Links area.
  3. Expand the More Quick Links by pressing the + sign. Locate and expand the Academics tab by pressing the + sign.
  4. Select Allied Health/Nursing and Nursing Application and choose the appropriate application:
    Nursing - Generic Entry (offered fall, winter, spring quarters)
    Nursing - Advanced Standing LPN (offered fall quarter)
  5. Complete the nursing application and make your selections. You do not fill out a lengthy application, it is a quick and simple process!
  6. Upload TEAS test results, any health care certifications or licenses as prompted (or a blank page). and upload proof of military service (or a blank page). You must upload 3 documents per instructions.
  7. Click Submit and you are finished.

When you have completed the application the system will send a confirmation email to your TCC email. Do not delete this email, keep it as reference that you have completed the online application.

AFTER Applying

In the first few weeks following a deadline, applications are evaluated for accuracy and weighted items are scored.

If your application is disqualified for any reason, you will be notified by TCC student email prior to the lottery taking place. It is your responsibility to check your email for any communication regarding your application.

If you have qualified, your lottery ID (last 6 digits of student ID) will be posted along with your weighted score on the website prior to the lottery drawing date.

Qualified applicants are entered into the TCC nursing lottery, which selects students to fill program openings.

If Not Selected

If you are not selected, and wish to be considered for future drawings, you must reapply. You do not need to resubmit transcripts. It is your responsibility to stay current on changes to our program admission requirements.

You may also wish to explore a Pre-Nursing transfer degree or other allied health program offerings at TCC. Feel free to contact an advisor at 253.566.6091 or by email.

Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Beth Brooks, Title II and Title IX, 253-566-5054; Shema Hannebutte, Section 504 Officer, 253-566-6006.


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