main photo


How do I apply?


STEP 1: Sign up for and attend an Information Session

Students MUST bring:

  • Transcripts (can be unofficial)
  • State Test Scores (if applicable)
  • IEP/504 Plan (if applicable)
  • Immunization Records
  • Some form of Identification

Interested students who do not bring required materials will be asked to attend the next Info Session.

STEP 2: Paperwork, Essay, and TCC Application

Upon attending an Information Session, students will be given Enrollment Paperwork and an Essay to complete. Once students turn in the Paperwork and Essay, they will be given a waiver to take the Accuplacer Test.

STEP 3: Take the ACCUPLACER assessment test

  • The 1.5-2 hour test will include basic English and Math questions, and will determine which classes the student will take first. Students need to place at least at the English 85 for admittance into the program.
  • You do not need an appointment to take the TCC assessment test. Call 253.566.5158 to confirm dates and times for testing. You will need your photo ID to confirm your identity.
  • For more information about assessment go to Assessment at TCC.

STEP 4: Complete Steps to Enrollment

Once students complete the Accuplacer Test and are determined eligible based on test scores, students will sit for a one-on-one interview.

The interview will last about 60 minutes. After the interview, students will receive a letter indicating whether they have been invited to attend Mental Toughness.

Mental Toughness is a mandatory 3-day pre-quarter event designed to prepare students for college. New students will also be required to attend the Fresh Start Orientation prior to the start of the quarter.


Please contact the Fresh Start Office if you did not successfully pass your first quarter or are a returning student who has sat out one or more quarters and would like to reapply.



Please consider rating the content on this page:
Poor Outstanding
Your comments about the content on this page:

If you would like us to get back with you, please share your email address (optional):