Parents & High School Counselors

Your student is on the brink of something big – their future. And TCC is a great place to start. Whether they know exactly what they want to study or are just starting to think about college, your student’s success is within reach.

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Take us up on it

TCC offers a tool to help your student get ready for college called InsideTCC. In 5 minutes, you or your student can sign up for information that will help no matter what path you choose.

Parents & High School Counselors

Help your student make the best college decision

These pages are a place to find updated info, key dates and the materials you need to keep your student moving on up and forward to their future.

Study up: Convenient insider info for your student

Plan ahead: College enrollment is a process
College enrollment is a process, and it's highly dependent on paperwork and deadlines. To make sure your student has the best start to their time at college, you can help them remember to meet deadlines and follow through on the various enrollment steps, including transcripts and skill assessments, financial aid, and registering for classes.

Give your student their best shot at TCC as their first choice college—or an excellent back-up choice college—by staying ahead of the curve. But it all depends on hitting the deadlines! Find key deadlines in our enrollment steps process.

Know your resources
Over the next few months we will be gathering key information on these pages that will support you as high school counselors, teachers, parents and student advocates in your students’ journey toward college. Read up on important topics on the links at left—we think you’ll find them helpful!  Check back often to learn more.

Contact Us

Well be glad to talk with you about how TCC can help your student reach their educational goals. Give us a call, email, or stop in to say hello!

Outreach & Recruitment Services
Location: Bldg. 7, Room 225 (upstairs in library)
Contact: 253.566.6042 or
Summer hours of Operation: Monday–Thursday, 7:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. (TCC is closed on Fridays)
School Year Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.

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