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We value your role as parents and as the primary supporters of students.  We hope you’ll partner with us to make strong initial connections with your son or daughter, too, so they can begin to decide how TCC might fit in their educational journey. 

Sending a student to college is a major life event for both families and students.  Tacoma Community College (TCC) is committed to supporting parents and students to navigate a path to the college that fits the student best.  We can do this by providing information about campus programs, important deadlines and not-to-be-missed events.

Click on the links below to find ways that Outreach is reaching out to better support your student in their decision about future next steps:

·         Admission Info Sessions
1.5 hour info sessions hosted by Outreach intended to jump-start students’ progress through the enrollment steps to becoming a student at TCC.  Highly recommended and very popular for students who need guidance on next steps.

·         ACCUPLACER Prep Workshops
1.5 hour sessions taught by TCC faculty on the Tacoma campus which help students prepare for or improve their scores on the ACCUPLACER placement test (offered in both Math and English).  Very popular and provide student with much-needed brush up on core skills.

·         Ways2Pay4College
Popular and comprehensive workshops for students, parents and counselors (earn clock hours!) to learn about scholarship options, how to navigate the financial aid process, receive FAFSA help, free tax preparation help for low income families, and other options for paying for college.

·         TCC Career Fair
A fun hands-on day for students to discover career training program options at TCC.  Plan to bring a group of high school students for a full 5 hours of exploring campus, participate in the highly interactive and popular mini-health fair, learn what it takes to study in certain careers at the career fair, attend workshops on topics including ACCUPLACER Prep, How to Transfer to a 4-year, Hot Careers, and more.  Have your student ask their counselor or teacher if they can bring a group!

·         Presentation @ students’ school

We want your students to be informed and prepared.  We are often in the schools presenting on the following topics.  Ask your student’s counselor to invite us and we’ll be there!:

  • Tacoma Community College: What we have to offer
  • The 2 Year Experience: Community and technical colleges
  • Paying for College: Financial aid and Scholarship Options
  • Seniors Enrollment Steps: Become a TCC student
  • ACCUPLACER: Placement test and prep resources
  • Dual Credit options: Running Start, and beyond
  • Any workshop tailored to fit your population!

Contact us at or by phone at 253.566.6042 see if we’re in your student’s school in the near future!  TCC Outreach Calendar coming soon….

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