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Dates and Deadlines

For international students on an F-1 student visa only. 

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Please note: Students transferring from another U.S. institution have until the first day of the quarter to apply.


Application Deadline

Plan to Arrive


Classes Begin

Classes End

Fall 2018

Aug. 15, 2018

Sept. 9-10

Sept. 11-13

Sept. 24

Dec. 13

Winter 2019

Nov. 15, 2018

Dec. 16-17 Dec. 18-19 Jan. 2 Mar. 21

Spring 2019

Feb. 15, 2019

Mar. 24-25 Mar. 26-28 Apr. 1 June 14

Summer 2019

May 15, 2019

June 16-17 June 18-20 June 24 Aug. 15

Fall 2019

Aug. 15, 2019

Sept. TBD Sept. TBD Sept. TBD Dec. TBD

Tuition Payment Deadlines 


Tuition Due (New Students)

Tuition Due (Returning Students)

Fall 2018

Sept. 28, 2018

Sept. 6, 2018

Winter 2019

Jan. 4, 2019

Dec. 13, 2018

Spring 2019

Apr. 5, 2019

Mar. 14, 2019

Summer 2019

June 28, 2019

June 6, 2019

International Student Orientation

All new international students are REQUIRED to attend International Student Orientation. 

On the first day of orientation, please bring your passport, I-20 and admission letter. If you have not been issued a student ID number, please request it here. 

International Student Orientation will cover topics ranging from health insurance, maintaining one's visa status, course registration, and campus safety. Fun activities will also be organized to allow students to meet current TCC international students, ask questions and gain a mentor. 

Winter 2019


Winter Arrival Days (Dec. 16-17) Arrive to SEA-TAC International Airport

New International Student Orientation Building 11, Senate Room

New International Student Orientation Building 11, Senate Room

Spring 2019


Spring Arrival Days (Mar. 24-25)Arrive to SEA-TAC International Airport

New International Student Orientation (Mar. 26-27)Building 11, Student Center

New International Student ExcursionSeattle, WA