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Get Oriented

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TCC's New Student & Advising Orientation (NSAO) group session for new and readmitting students lets you connect with other students as we demonstrate our online registration feature and discuss what it takes to get started at TCC.


New students must attend a NSAO to get classes. Plan for at least two hours that day.

What to bring

  • Assessment scores (for NSAO)
  • Class options
  • Unofficial copy of your transcript (if you're transferring in from another college)
  • Your calendar
    (you can schedule a follow-up appointment for education planning, if you wish)
  • Your questions

New Students
All new students (except those who have earned a college degree or attended another college for more than one year) must attend a New Student Orientation and Assessment session. Reserve your seat by signing up online at new student orientation or call 253.566.6091.

Returning Students
Returning students who have not attended TCC for one year or longer, are advised to attend an on-campus orientation or complete the online orientation if an on-campus session does not work for you. Go to new student orientation or call 253.566.6091.

Transfer-in and Distance-Learning Students: Online Orientation
Students planning to enroll in online courses only, or those who have earned a college degree or attended another college for more than one year, may complete the Online Orientation. Online Orientation is also open to returning TCC students who have been gone for less than one year. After you complete Online Orientation, email the advisor for online advising and registration information. Or, feel free to stop by the Counseling and Advising Center in Bldg. 7.

Act now!

Sign up for a New Student Orientation as soon as possible for best course selection!


You're almost there ... what happens next?

photo of pay tuition buttonThe last step to getting started at TCC is Step 7: Paying Your Tuition.

If you are interested in financial aid, please visit the Cost & Aid Web Pages.

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