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The Admission Process

Take that first step and apply to TCC - it's a great step toward your future. Start your journey today.


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What Quarter Do You Want to Start?

Below you will find new quarter start dates and file completion deadlines.

Quarter You Want To Start Submit Financial Aid Application Class Open Enrollment Begins Tuition Deadline Quarter Begins
Fall 2019: Priority* March 14, 2019 May 20, 2019 September 5, 2019 September 23, 2019
Fall 2019: Final May 23, 2019 May 20, 2019 September 5, 2019 September 23, 2019
Winter 2020 October 3, 2019 November 12, 2019 December 12, 2019 January 2, 2020
Spring 2020 January 23, 2020 February 18, 2020 March 12, 2020 March 30, 2020
Summer 2020 April 2, 2020 May 18, 2020 TBD June 22, 2020

*After the priority deadline, some Financial Aid funds are limited and based on availability only.



Need Money for College? 

We want you here, and we want to help you afford college. We offer many types of aid: 

*May 24, 2018 is a priority deadline to be eligible for financial aid funds for Fall 2018. The earlier you apply, the more eligible you are for funds. If you apply after May 24, and you qualify for financial aid, you may not receive it before fall quarter starts. 

Attend an Admission Information Session

We offer regular monthly Admission Information sessions on our campuses for prospective students to assist with admission, assessment, orientation and financial aid. For additional help, contact Outreach & Recruitment at 253-566-6042 or email them.


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2:30 pm- 3:30 pmBuilding 7, Room 223

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5:30 pm- 6:30 pmBuilding 11, Senate Room

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3 pm- 4 pmBuilding 11, Senate Room

Apply for General Admissions

TCC welcomes all students. If you want to earn a degree or certificate, advance in your career, or embark on a new one, TCC is the place for you. We are more than grades and test scores. We aspire to serve and help you achieve your goals. 

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Apply Online

Fill out your application online if you haven't already done so.

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Readmitting Students

If you've been gone for more than one quarter, call 253.566.5325 to update your application. Exceptions: Running Start, Fresh Start and ABE students must contact those departments.

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Transfer Students

If you're transferring from another college, apply to TCC and learn how to arrange for transcripts. Discover our transfer programs. 


Take the Next Steps


Financial Aid

Find out how to pay for college

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Assessment Testing

Evaluate your skills for course placement

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New Student Advising Orientation

Once you've enrolled, join us at orientation

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Other Admission Processes

Before you get started on your path at TCC, let us help you figure out what application category best suits you. 

Still Have Questions?

Here are some commonly requested resources.

Request Transcripts

Planning to transfer? Applying for scholarships? It's easy to order transcripts.

Residency Requirements

Information to help you understand how much to pay in tuition if you're an in-state or out-of-state resident. 

Additional Guidance

Contact our Outreach & Recruitment at 253-566-6042 or email them

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