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International Admissions

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Before starting your application, please have the following items:

  • Bank Statement (in English) showing at least $18,426 available for the first year of study
  • Copy of High School or College Transcript (in English)
  • Copy of Passport Photo Page


  • Student must be at least 16 years of age

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Application Processing

After your completed application is received, an admissions package will be created within two-business days. In the event that your application was submitted incomplete, please use the following resources to finalize your submission.


Missed a supporting document when completing the online application? Submit additional documents:

  • Online: Submit Supporting Documents
  • Mail to:
    International Programs, Tacoma Community College
    6501 South 19th Street - Bldg. 11, 2nd Floor
    Tacoma, WA 98466 - USA


For all applications, there is a $50 application fee and $50 express mail fee. Students can pay fees:

  • When submitting their online application
  • Through the Online Payment Form (please select International in the type of payment field)
  • With a check from an American bank, bank draft or Cashier's check
  • Via Money order from the postal service (not Western Union)


Admissions Packet

After your application is received, an acceptance package will be created for you within two-business days. This package contains:

  • TCC Admission letter
  • A Consulate letter (supporting your request for a student visa)
  • A High School Completion Dual Degree letter (for students who have not graduated High School)
  • Your I-20 (this document confirms your acceptance as an international student in the U.S.)

I-20 and Visa Interview

You will need to pay a SEVIS and visa fee, make an interview appointment with the U.S. Consular Office in your home country and present the complete admissions package to them during your interview.

Be sure to keep your documents safe! If you lose any of your documents, please notify us immediately.

Find a U.S. Consulate near you

U.S. State Department Website

Contact International Admissions

International Programs
Tacoma Community College
Building 11, 2nd Floor
6501 South 19th Street
Tacoma, WA 98466-6100
Phone/Fax: 253-566-5190