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Men of Distinction

2017-18 men of distinction imageChallenge yourself
reach higher!

Spend 8 intensive weeks
this summer with TCC's
of Distinction program!

June 25, 2018-Aug. 16, 2018

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

The program provides the opportunity to complete developmental course work in the summer. Students are then prepared to begin college-level work in the fall. Depending on initial assessment scores, students may earn 11-13 credits.


  • 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 June 25, 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.


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
  • June 21, 2018: Program Orientation
  • June 25, 2018: Summer Academy begins
  • Aug. 17, 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  

Questions? Contact TJ Caughell at 253.566.5238 or via email.

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