Tallahassee Community College welcomes applications for admission to the Fall, Spring and Summer terms. To assist students with their transition to college studies at TCC, the Admissions and Records office provides important services that include, but are not limited to, processing applications for admission, evaluating high school transcripts and college transcripts for transfer credit, granting permission for international students to study at the College, and certifying graduation. The Career and Academic Planning department provides advising and registration assistance for students. Both service areas are located on the second floor of the Student Union.
Admission Policy and Equity Concerns
Tallahassee Community College is a college of equal opportunity and open admission. All applicants for admission and student jobs are considered solely on the basis of individual qualifications, without regard to the applicant’s age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or other protected classes. However, TCC reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant about whom there is evidence the individual may be disruptive or may interfere with the orderly conduct, processes, functions or programs of the College.
The complaint of any student who has reason to believe he or she has been affected by discrimination or harassment will be considered through appropriate procedures - found in District Board of Trustees Policy 03-01 and Administrative Procedure 03-01AP.
The College has designated Renae Tolson, Director of Business Process Improvement, as the College’s Equity Officer and Title IX Coordinator. Ms. Tolson is located in the Administrative Services Suite, room number 239 on the second floor of the Administration Building.
Any student, employee or applicant who believes they have experienced discrimination, sexual misconduct or harassment of any kind should complete and submit TCC’s on-line Complaint Form, or contact the College’s Equity Officer & Title IX Coordinator directly at (850) 201-6074, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or postmark to:
Tallahassee Community College
Attn: Renae Tolson, Equity Officer & Title IX Coordinator
Room 239 Administration Building
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895
Prior Violations Policy
Tallahassee Community College is committed to treating those with a criminal or disciplinary history with dignity and respect. We believe in the value of second chances and the impact education can have on economic and social mobility. All admission decisions are based on balancing those values with ensuring a safe learning environment.
All students who have had a prior legal and/or educational discipline violation must provide this information on the TCC admission application and complete an online disclosure form. This information will be referred to the Student Conduct Office for review.
All violations are reviewed case-by-case and weighted in favor of the safety and welfare of the campus community. When appropriate, the Student Conduct office reserves the right to place conditions on a student’s enrollment, request additional information or documentation or recommend to the Admissions and Records office that the student be denied enrollment. When denied admission, the student may have the right to appeal based on specific criteria or circumstances which will be provided in the denial letter.
Admission Information and Procedures
Enrollment Call Center
The Enrollment Call Center provides information related to enrolling at the college encompassing admission and records, advising and financial aid questions. More information and a list of frequently asked questions is available on the Student Central web portal or by calling the Enrollment Call Center at (850) 201-4444.
As required by section 1008.30(5), Florida Statutes (F.S.), the State Board of Education has established eight meta-major pathways. Meta-majors were developed to advise entering, first-time-in-college students in regard to their intended academic and career goals and align gateway courses. A meta-major is a collection of academic programs that have common or related content. The meta-major pathways are as follows:
- Art, Humanities, Communications, and Design
- Health Sciences
- Industry/Manufacturing and Construction
- Public Safety
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
- Social and Behavioral Sciences and Human Services
Beginning, First-year Students
A student who has never attended college before will be considered a first-year student or a first-time-in-college student. This includes students who took dual enrollment (college credit) classes while in high school.
Florida and non-Florida students applying for associate degree programs or college credit certificate programs may be admitted if they have satisfied one of the following:
- Standard High School Diploma
High school graduates must have earned a standard high school diploma from a regionally accredited high school. An official high school transcript with high school graduation date is required for admission. (Note: Should the quality of the educational program of the institution attended appear unsatisfactory, the Admissions and Records office will have the authority not to accept the document.) High school transcripts should be sent either electronically from the high school to TCC or via U.S. mail directly from the school to TCC. TCC will not accept opened copies of transcripts as official.
- GED Diploma
Students who have earned a state-issued GED diploma are entitled to admission. An official transcript of the GED test scores is required for admission. Official GED transcripts must be submitted electronically from GED.com to TCC or sent via U.S. mail directly from GED.com to TCC. TCC will not accept opened copies of transcripts as official.
- Home-educated Students
Home-educated students must complete the Affidavit for Home Educated Students form verifying high school graduation. Students must certify that their program has satisfied the requirements of section 1002.41, F.S. This form may be obtained from the Admissions and Records office and must be notarized before submission.
- Undocumented Immigrants
Undocumented immigrants who graduate from a regionally accredited high school or earn a state-issued GED diploma are eligible to be admitted but will be considered nonresidents for tuition purposes.
- Out-of-State High School Equivalency Diploma
Students who have earned a High School Equivalency Diploma issued by a state other than Florida are entitled to admission to an associate degree program. Official documentation of state-issued high school equivalency diploma is required for admission.
Note: The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, certain Associate in Science degrees, and certificate programs have additional admission requirements. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to these programs.
Students seeking admission to any of the health-related limited-access programs should visit the Healthcare Professions Division webpage (www.tcc.fl.edu/healthcare) for specific application procedures.
Students who have earned credit at another college or university are considered transfer students. This does not include students who took dual enrollment (college credit) classes while in high school. Transfer students must submit official transcripts from high school and from all colleges and universities previously attended before registering for classes at TCC. Official transcripts should be received and evaluated before the student registers and before financial aid is awarded. This will assist the advisors who will be working with the student to map the education pathway. Official college transcripts should be sent either electronically from the college to TCC or via U.S. mail directly from the school to TCC. TCC will not accept opened copies of transcripts as official.
The Admissions and Records office has the institutional authority to administer the College’s transfer policy. Credit evaluations made by the Admissions and Records office are subject to review by the Provost. TCC will accept transfer coursework taken at regionally accredited colleges and universities. Transfer coursework must be on a level normally included within the first two years of college.
Transfer students who are not eligible for readmission to an institution they previously attended may apply for admission to TCC. The academic records of transfer students will be evaluated and students will be required to follow TCC’s Standards of Academic Progress .
Career and Technical Certificate Programs (Clock-hour Programs)
Admission requirements vary depending on the specific Career and Technical program. Students must review the criteria for the desired program regarding application, placement testing, and the need for a standard high school diploma or GED diploma. Students interested in Career and Technical programs that require a separate program admission application and prerequisite criteria need to complete all admission requirements by the published application deadline. In general, a person wanting to enroll in a Career and Technical program must complete the following:
- Submit an application online for admission to TCC.
- Submit an official high school transcript or an official GED transcript for programs requiring a standard high school diploma, or an official transcript from an accredited college or university attended that provides proof that the diploma has been accepted, as defined in Section 943.22(1), F.S., for entrance into a degree seeking program.
- Take the appropriate placement test as indicated in the program description (see Programs of Study ) or present evidence of allowable substitutes. Allowable substitutes include Associate in Arts, bachelor’s or graduate degree; achievement of required minimum ACT or SAT scores; or successful remediation of any academic deficiencies identified by the Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness (FPERT) Test/College Placement Test and cumulative GPA of 2.5 in college-level coursework.
Note: Persons seeking admission to any of the Florida Public Safety Institute’s programs should visit fpsi.tcc.fl.edu for specific application procedures. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to these programs.
Admission requirements vary by certificate program. Students must contact the appropriate department and/or program chair and review the criteria for the desired program regarding TCC and departmental application, placement testing, need for a standard high school diploma or GED diploma, application deadlines, and required supporting documentation.
Adult Education: GED & ESOL
The Adult Education program delivers GED preparation and testing, English language instruction, and career counseling to facilitate students’ transition into postsecondary education, technical programs and the workforce. Courses are offered in Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED preparation and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The GED test is administered in the TCC Testing Center. To apply:
- Submit an application online for admission to TCC.
- Schedule to take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
- Attend Orientation for GED students.
- Register and pay for classes.
For GED and ESOL information, call (850) 201-8760.
A student taking classes but not seeking a degree or certificate from the College is considered a non-degree student. A non-degree student who wishes to take credit classes must complete the following steps:
- Submit an application online for admission to TCC.
- Submit a complete Residency Declaration and a copy of the eligible documents used to prove residency.
- Submit the Non-degree Registration Request form and unofficial transcript via the DocuSign each term the student wants to enroll.
- A staff member from the Admissions and Records office will approve or deny the non-degree request. The student will be notified of their next steps via their TCC email account.
Incoming - A transient student is a student who is enrolled in a degree-seeking status at another college or university (home institution) but wants to take classes at TCC (host institution) and transfer the credits earned back to his or her home institution.
Florida students must submit a transient application through FloridaShines. Select Succeed in College, then select Take a Course at Another School. Then complete the Transient Student Admission Application.
Students who are earning their degree from another institution but are taking classes at TCC are considered transient students for financial aid purposes. As a transient student,
- You cannot receive financial aid at both schools. Financial aid must be awarded by the institution from which you are earning your degree. This can only be accomplished through a Consortium Agreement issued by the degree-granting school. Students should contact their degree-granting school for further instructions.
- You must pay out-of-pocket for classes at TCC
Out-of-state students should submit a TCC admission application online along with transient letter with approved courses from the home institution.
All students will receive their login information at the time of application; the email will be sent to the email account listed on the transient application.
Outgoing - A TCC student who desires to enroll at another college or university should review the requirements for transient student status. Students requesting transient student status for an out-of-state institution must meet with an advisor in the Advising Center to begin the application process.
Students requesting transient status at FAMU or FSU must meet additional requirements:
- Must have completed 50 semester hours or be in their last semester at TCC (exceptions for ROTC)
- Must NOT take courses at FAMU or FSU that are available at TCC
- FSU has strict deadlines of August 1 (Fall), December 1 (Spring) and April 1 (Summer)
Note: The approval of one institution does not bind the other to comply.
The College is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. A student who is not a citizen or permanent resident o and who will require an F-1 student visa to study in the United States will be considered an international student. For assistance, international students may call (850) 201-8258 or visit www.tcc.fl.edu/admissions/apply/international-student. International students must complete the following steps:
- Complete the International Student application online at www.gototcc.com. The application must contain a local and an international mailing address. (Neither address can be a post office box.) Due to the time required to process the application and the student’s need to make a visa appointment and financial arrangements, applications are not normally accepted after the established deadlines. The application for admission and all supporting documents and credentials must be received by the dates indicated below:
Provide official or certified copies of all secondary (high school) and postsecondary (college and/or university) transcripts and other examination results. All academic records must be issued in the native language and be accompanied by a certified English translation.
Beginning first-year students must provide the Admissions and Records office proof of U.S. high school equivalency. Official high school transcripts must be evaluated course-by-course by a certified evaluation agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www.naces.org) All evaluations must be in English.
Transfer students interested in receiving transfer credit for coursework completed at non-U.S. schools must provide a course-by-course evaluation done by a certified evaluation agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www.naces.org) All evaluations must be in English.
- Official minimum TOEFL test scores required for admission are 61 on the internet version, 173 on the computer-based version and 500 on the paper version. For information, visit www.toeflgoanywhere.org. A minimum official IELTS score of 5.5 is required. For information, visit www.ielts.org.
- Exemptions from the requirement to demonstrate English proficiency may be granted after a review of any of the following cases:
- Completed the equivalent of English Composition or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university
- Graduated from an accredited U.S. college or university
- Graduated from an accredited U.S. high school
- Approval of the English Language Proficiency Waiver Request form
- After the student completes the 6th level in Florida State University’s Center for Intensive English Studies (CIES) with a minimum of B average in all coursework, receives a certificate of completion, and a letter of recommendation from the CIES Director, the English language proficiency requirement will be considered satisfied.
- Submit proof of funds, which demonstrates your ability for (or your sponsor’s) to pay for classes, living expenses, and health insurance during your program at TCC. The 2022 annual estimated cost of attendance for international students is $23,850, which includes tuition, books and supplies, personal and living expenses, and health insurance.
- Submit proof of health insurance, to ISS which is required to be able to participate in the on-campus International Student Orientation Program. Information about purchasing health insurance is available in the International Services office or at www.tcc.fl.edu/admissions/apply/international-student.
Upon completion of all admission requirements, a Certificate of Eligibility (form I-20) will be issued to the student.
Since on-campus housing is not available at TCC, international students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements.
Because TCC does not have financial aid for international students and delays of up to 30 days may occur before foreign bank drafts or wire transfers can be deposited, students are urged to bring sufficient funds in U.S. dollars and be prepared to pay for tuition, books and other expenses the first semester as well as to continue to have disposable money in their bank accounts throughout their stay at TCC.
International students must register for a minimum of 12 semester hours and no more than 1 online course per 12 credit hours, during the Fall and Spring semesters in order to maintain their student immigration status.
Admission Steps for College-credit Courses
Students applying for admission for the first time must complete the following steps:
- Submit an application online for admission to TCC.
- Have an official transcript(s) sent to the Admissions and Records office.
- High school seniors must submit transcripts with their official graduation date and diploma type (withdrawal code) posted.
- GED diploma recipients must submit an official copy of their GED transcript.
- Transfer students must request official transcripts from high school and all colleges and universities they have attended.
To complete your admission file, all official transcripts should be submitted before advising and registration for classes.
- Take the appropriate placement tests, if applicable. These tests are used for advising purposes only; they will not be used for selective admission. Students who meet the following criteria are exempt from placement testing:
- A student who entered grade 9 in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma, or a student who is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services.
- Non-degree seeking students
- Note: The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test/College Placement Test may be required for students taking English or math courses for the first time.
- Transfer students who present transcripts showing a grade of C or better in college-level English and/or mathematics
- Students with ACT or SAT scores at or above the state minimum. Test results must be less than two years old. Listed below are the minimum ACT/SAT scores for college-level placement:
- TCC has adopted multiple measures to assess student readiness for college-level work. Based on the results of the assessment process, students are advised into appropriate coursework. Students may demonstrate readiness by:
- Achieving or exceeding standard test scores, such as, the SAT, ACT, PERT, or other approved test;
ACT: English 17, Reading 19, Math 19
SAT: Reading 24, Writing 25, Math 24
PERT: Writing 103, Reading 106, Math 123
*Test results must be less than two years old
*Students who need to take an assessment test for academic advisement may contact the TCC Testing Center at email@example.com to receive information on how to take the PERT.
2. Performance in high school coursework of an overall unweighted GPA of 3.0 and achieving a grade of “B” or higher in courses of Mathematics and English Language and Literature, or GED Test scores.
3. Earning credit-by-examination (AP, CLEP, IB) for college level coursework.
4. Submit a complete Residency Declaration and a copy of the eligible documents used to prove residence. Review the Florida Residency Declaration for additional information.
Incomplete information will delay admission to the College. False information can result in immediate dismissal without refund of fees paid. Any student who fails to complete the admission process may not be permitted to register for classes until all procedures are fully completed.
Former TCC students who have not been enrolled at TCC within the last two terms must submit an online application for re-admission to the Admissions and Records office. Students who attended TCC prior to 2017 will need to resubmit official transcripts from high school or GED and all colleges and universities attended. Students who last attended TCC after 2017 will need to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended since last term of enrollment. The student will complete requirements for graduation under the catalog in use at the time of re-entry. The application for readmission is available on the College’s website www.tcc.fl.edu.
View information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry .
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Admission
Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program comply with TCC nondiscrimination admission policies for all students. The College has general admissions criteria and procedures for several classifications of BSN applications. These classifications include articulated A.S. graduates, readmitted students and transfer students, as described below.
- Articulated A.S. graduates: Students applying to the BSN program who completed their Associate Degree in Nursing at TCC, have not attended any other college or university since graduating from TCC, and have been enrolled within the past 12 months will complete a change of program objective form identifying them as an Articulated A.S. graduate.
- Re-admission: Students applying to the BSN program who completed their Associate Degree in Nursing at TCC and have not been enrolled within the past two terms will apply to the institution as a readmit student. They must submit an application for readmission and submit official college transcripts for all colleges attended since their last term of enrollment.
- Transfer admission: Students applying to the BSN who completed their Associate Degree in Nursing at another college or university or have attended another college or university since graduating from TCC will be considered transfer students. In accordance with the College’s admission’s policies and procedures, transfer students seeking admission must meet established requirements and provide the following documentation:
- TCC online application for admission
- Official high school and/or college transcript(s)
- Residency declaration
Separate Admission Requirements for the BSN Program
Separate admission requirements for the program, are listed below and available on the College’s website:
- TCC baccalaureate degree application
- Graduation from an accredited Associate in Science Degree in Nursing program
- Valid, unrestricted, unencumbered RN license in the state(s) the student will reside in while completing any portion of the course work
The BSN program is a limited-access program with a limited number of seats per class. Applicants are accepted based on the admission requirements and deadlines.
Dual Enrollment for High School Students
Dual-enrolled students are students who are taking classes at both the high school and TCC. These students may enroll in only those courses that are creditable toward both the high school diploma and the associate or baccalaureate degree or career certificate, in accordance with s. 1007.271, F.S., and State Board of Education Rule 6A-14.064. Only college-credit-level classes will be considered part of the dual enrollment program. This excludes any non-credit or developmental courses and physical education courses. The college class load will be determined by the high school principal or designee and may not exceed 11 hours of college credit per semester.
Students in the dual enrollment program are exempt from paying tuition, matriculation and laboratory fees. TCC does not handle book vouchers or book purchases for dual-enrolled students. Students must work with their high school in regard to the purchase of books. College-credit courses may be conducted at public or private high schools or on the TCC campus, in accordance with terms specified in the dual enrollment articulation agreements. Contact the Admissions and Records office at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional eligibility information.
Requirements and documentation:
- Submit an application for admission to TCC online. (For more information, visit www.tcc.fl.edu/dualenrollment.)
- Submit an official high school transcript indicating the student has an unweighted high school grade point average of 3.0 or better.
- TCC has adopted multiple measures to assess student readiness for college-level work. Based on the results of the assessment process, students are advised into appropriate coursework. Students may demonstrate readiness by submitting satisfactory scores on an approved placement test (SAT, ACT, PERT or state-approved placement test). Scores must be less than two years old and are required before enrollment in any dual enrollment course.
- Submit a completed Dual Enrollment Permission to Register form, indicating the number and type(s) of courses to be completed at TCC.
Dual Enrollment for Home-educated Students
Students who do not attend a high school but receive instruction at home are considered home-educated students. The TCC Home School Dual Enrollment program offers home-educated students the opportunity to earn college credit before high school graduation.
Students participating in dual enrollment take classes that will satisfy high school graduation requirements and are creditable toward the associate or baccalaureate degree or career certificate, in accordance with s. 1007.271, F.S., and State Board of Education Rule 6A-14.064. The college class load may not exceed 11 credit hours per semester. Only college-credit classes will be considered part of the dual enrollment program. This excludes any noncredit or developmental courses and physical education courses. TCC waives tuition, matriculation and laboratory fees for all courses through the high school/home education dual enrollment program. TCC, through the college bookstore, shall provide access to textbooks for students enrolled in courses at TCC through the Home School Dual Enrollment Program. Students are responsible for transportation to the TCC campus.
Home-educated students are eligible to dual enroll for a maximum of three semesters per grade level (including summers) from the time they enter the program. Students will matriculate through the dual enrollment program based on an equivalent public school cohort. Contact the Admissions and Records office at email@example.com for additional eligibility information.
Requirements and documentation:
- Submit an application for admission to TCC online. (For more information, visit www.tcc.fl.edu/dualenrollment.)
- Submit qualifying scores on the SAT, ACT, PERT or state-approved placement test. Scores must be less than two years old and are required before registration for any dual enrollment course.
- Submit a Dual Enrollment Permission to Register form signed by both the home-education administrator (parent) and the appropriate county official.
- Submit a completed Home Education Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement, outlining the requirements and parameters of the home education dual enrollment program.
- Submit the Permission to Access Home Education Records form.
- Submit the Tallahassee Community College Campus Bookstore Agreement.
Early Admission Dual Enrollment
An early admission student is an eligible high school senior who enrolls on a full-time basis in courses at TCC that are creditable toward the high school diploma and a career certificate or an associate or baccalaureate degree. Early admission students must be recommended by their high school or home-educated administrator giving permission for the student to enroll at TCC. Students enroll in a minimum of 12, but no more than 15, credit hours per semester. Students enrolled in this program are exempt from paying registration, matriculation and laboratory fees. TCC does not handle book vouchers or book purchase for early admission students. Students must work with their school district in regards to the purchase of books. Contact the Dual Enrollment Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Requirements and documentation:
- Submit an application for admission to TCC online. (For more information, visit www.tcc.fl.edu/dualenrollment.)
- Submit an official high school transcript reflecting an unweighted high school grade point average of 3.5 or better (determined by school district articulation agreement.)
TCC has adopted multiple measures to assess student readiness for college-level work. Based on the results of the assessment process, students are advised into appropriate coursework. Students may demonstrate readiness by submitting satisfactory scores on an approved placement test (SAT, ACT, PERT or state-approved placement test). Scores must be less than two years old and are required before enrollment in any dual enrollment course.
Submit a completed Dual Enrollment Permission to Register form, indicating the number and type(s) of courses to be completed at TCC.
- Submit a completed Permission for Early Admission form.
Dual Enrollment and FERPA
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is the federal law that protects students’ rights to privacy regarding their student records. It governs the release of education records maintained by an educational institution and access to these records. All college students have rights under FERPA, even those who are younger than 18 years of age. FERPA protects the education records of a student who is attending or who has attended the institution and all records that relate directly to a student and that are maintained by the institution. A record is directly related to a student if it contains personally identifiable information about the student.
Collegiate High School
According to F.S. 1007.273, each Florida College System institution shall work with each district school board in its designated service area to establish one or more collegiate high school programs. At a minimum, the collegiate high school program must include an option for public high school students in grades 11 or 12 participating in the program, for at least one full school year, and to successfully complete 30 credit hours through the dual enrollment program under s. 1007.271 toward the first year of college for an associate degree or baccalaureate degree while enrolled in the program.
TCC2FAMU and TCC2FSU Programs
The TCC2FAMU and TCC2FSU Programs are an excellent pathway for TCC students who wish to attend Florida A & M University or Florida State University. Students in the TCC2FAMU and TCC2FSU Programs attend special workshops for their chosen university and benefit from personalized advising focused on meeting all transfer requirements.
Academic, social and transfer student support services are provided, including benefits to enhance continued efforts of expanding the transfer experience. Personalized advising and electronic tools help show students exactly which classes should be completed while at TCC. Such classes will not only transfer to FSU or FAMU, but will directly apply to transfer major, making it possible to start at as a junior with at least 60 credit hours (also known as “units”).
How to Apply to TCC2FAMU Program
- Must submit a TCC Admissions Application and mark the TCC2 transfer program of choice to agree to the Terms of Acknowledgement.
- Sign into Workday
- Click on Apps
- Click on TCC Forms & choose Submit New Form
- Scroll down to TCC2 & submit TCC2 Program Application
How to Apply to TCC2FSU Program
- Apply for admission to TCC using our online application at http://www.tcc.fl.edu/admissions/apply/ (NOTE: there is no application fee at TCC)
- Select the TCC2FSU program on your application
If you were not able to choose to join TCC2FSU on the TCC Admissions Application, please follow the steps listed below to make FSU your Intended Transfer Institution. (note: students must first activate their TCC email account)
- Log into your Workday account: From your dashboard, click on “TCC Academics”
- Go to the “Tasks” section on the right side of the screen and expand it to show all tasks, then click on “Add My Intended Transfer Institution and Program of Study”
- FIRST, fill in the box marked “Educational Institution” and SECOND, “Program of Study” (choose your major) in that order.
- Then click the “OK” button at the bottom of the window. When prompted, click “Done.”
- After confirming the changes, you can click “View My Intended Transfer Institution and Program of Study” to review these items.
- Once you indicate FSU as your Transfer Institution, you can begin to participate in any or all TCC2FSU events and advising.
Any TCC student on the Associate of Arts degree-seeking pathway interested in transferring to FSU or FAMU who has up to 30 credits (also known as “units”) completed and meets standards of academic progress is eligible for these programs. Students who apply with more than 30 units will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the TCC2FSU & TC2FAMU representative.
How to Maintain TCC2FSU and TCC2FAMU Status:
- Meet Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP)
- Attend at least one TCC2FSU Advising Workshop per 30 credit hours or unit completion
- Complete assigned Career-Readiness Courses for TCC2 Pathway students.
Note: Students must enroll as a degree-seeking student with plans to transfer to FSU or FAMU after earning the A.A. degree. The programs do not apply to students who transfer before earning the A.A. degree at TCC. Participation in these programs do not guarantee transfer to limited access programs at FSU or FAMU but can increase the probability of transfer admittance.
For information, questions or comments, please email email@example.com.
Academic Enrichment Programs
Global Gateway Program
The Global Gateway program is open to all interested students at TCC. It is designed to prepare students to live and work effectively in a global community. Participants develop a global perspective through traditional and nontraditional learning experiences. Students earn a Global Gateway designation on their transcript by completing 15 credit hours in courses designated as Global Learning, attending and/or participating in five Global Learning experiences, and completing a three-credit-hour interdisciplinary seminar course. Students are encouraged to participate in campus clubs such as the International Student Organization and Model United Nations and to take advantage of opportunities for domestic/overseas travel and study as part of the program.
For more information, visit the Global Gateway webpage.
The Honors Program is a community of scholars dedicated to academic excellence. We provide an enriching experience by emphasizing rigor, research, engagement, scholarship, and community. The Honors Program brings together a diverse group of exceptional undergraduate students, faculty, and staff to provide an environment for advanced academic growth.
- Smaller class sizes and engaging professors
- Access to the Pankowski Family Honors Lounge
- One-on-one specialized advising
- Opportunity to attend academic conferences
- Priority registration
- Service learning and volunteer opportunities
- Potential scholarship
- Access to exclusive honors events
- Research opportunities
- Leadership development
Honors Program Admission Criteria
Interested students should complete the following steps:
- Submit an application for admission to TCC online.
- Complete the online application to the Honors Program.
- Submit an Honors Program application essay.
Graduating High School/First-time-in-college Students
Graduating high school students/incoming first-year students must provide proof of two of the following:
- Minimum SAT score of 1170 (combined critical reading and mathematics) prior to June 27, 2016
- Minimum SAT Redesign score of 1240 (evidenced-based reading, writing and mathematics)
- Minimum ACT score of 25
- Minimum 3.5 unweighted cumulative high school GPA
- Graduation in the top 10% of high school class
Current, Dual-enrolled, Returning and Transfer Students
Current, dual-enrolled, returning and transfer students must show:
- Minimum 3.25 cumulative college GPA
- A minimum of 12 hours of earned college credit and a maximum of 30 credit hours
- Dual-enrolled students will be evaluated on an individual basis and will be admitted based on a combination of high school academic performance (3.5 unweighted GPA or higher) and academic performance (3.25 GPA or higher) in any courses taken at TCC.
- GED students must have scored a 165 or higher or any of the four subsections of the GED test.
Graduation from the Honors Program
Successful completion of a minimum of 18 honors units as follows
- Honors coursework: at least 15 credit hours
- Honors seminar: 3 credit hours
- Overall minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 in all honors coursework
A program diploma will be issued for the Honors Program graduate and the award so designated on the graduate’s transcript.
For information, contact Dr. Nicholas Vick at (850) 201-8195 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phi Theta Kappa
The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders. Members of Phi Theta Kappa engage in honors, leadership, service and fellowship activities.
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TCC has several programs that are designed to assist students majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Students who participate in these programs have use of TCC’s Dr. Lei Wang STEM Center, a multipurpose study space for students majoring in a STEM discipline. Eligible students also qualify for scholarships and internships. Please visit TCC’s STEM Center in AC133 to receive more information about the programs available to STEM students.
Students at TCC may participate in ROTC programs conducted at Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Florida State University (FSU).
Basic and intermediate Army ROTC classes are offered through FAMU and FSU. A program in Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC) is available at FSU, and the Naval Science Program (NROTC) is conducted at FAMU.
Army ROTC is conducted by the Departments of Military Science at both FSU and FAMU. The first two years of the program are open to any full-time student at TCC by registering for the appropriate course. This can be determined by contacting the Army ROTC program. These classes are designed to introduce students to Army leadership and management techniques. The classes include a leadership lab and an hour of physical fitness training. The classes are taught at TCC; however, the locations for lab and physical training vary between TCC, FSU and FAMU. While there is no military obligation for students who enroll in these courses, they will qualify students for the advanced ROTC programs at FSU or FAMU. Uniforms and textbooks for military sciences are provided free of charge. All students who enroll in Army ROTC must have a medical fitness statement from a physician. This form can be obtained through the Army ROTC office at FSU or FAMU.
Scholarships paying full tuition, fees and allowance for textbooks and $300 per month for subsistence are available on a competitive merit basis. The scholarships also provide an option between free room and board and free tuition. Out-of-state fee waivers are also available. All Army ROTC students, whether on scholarship or not, will receive a $450 a month allowance once they begin the advanced program in their junior year. Special programs are also available for veterans and graduate students hoping to enroll in the Army ROTC two-year program.
For more information on these programs and scholarship opportunities, contact the Department of Military Science at FSU: (850) 644-1016; or at FAMU: (850) 599-3515. Dual enrollment is not necessary and the ROTC classes taken at TCC transfer to either FSU or FAMU.
Air Force ROTC
Air Force ROTC is conducted by the Department of Aerospace Studies at FSU.
The first two years of the program (the General Military Course, or GMC) are open to any student at TCC. All courses are held on the FSU campus.
No commitment for military service is required and students can learn about the Air Force while deciding if they want to pursue a commission as an Air Force officer. Uniforms and textbooks are provided free of charge. Scholarships paying full TCC tuition, fees, allowances for textbooks and a $300 per month stipend are available on a competitive basis and are later transferable to FSU or FAMU for students who remain in the AFROTC program.
Admission to the second two years of the AFROTC Professional Officer Course (POC) is on a competitive basis and requires full-time attendance at FSU or FAMU. Completion of the POC combined with receipt of a college degree results in commissioning and entry into active duty as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Application for the POC must be made by the end of the sophomore year. All POC students receive $450 for juniors or $500 for seniors per month once contracted, regardless of scholarship status.
Full details on this program may be obtained by contacting the Department of Aerospace Studies (AFROTC) located on the FSU campus in Harpe-Johnson Hall, room 212: (850) 644-3461; www.fsu.edu/~rotc.
Florida A&M University hosts a Navy and Marine Corps ROTC Unit that services FAMU, FSU, and TCC. This program instills academic, professional, and military excellence, and culminates in a Commission as a Navy Ensign or Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenant. The first two years of the program are open to any full-time student at TCC through the NROTC College Program option and the Transient Student Process. College Program students receive free Naval Science textbooks and uniforms, and take Naval Science courses on FAMU’s campus.
Full scholarships are available on a competitive basis, and cover full tuition and fees, textbooks, and exciting summer training programs at various Naval installations. They also provide a stipend of up to $400 per month. If not selected for a scholarship before the start of their baccalaureate program at FAMU or FSU, students could be selected for Advanced Standing, which pays the stipend of up to $400 per month.
For further information about the Naval ROTC program, please see https://cafs.famu.edu/departments-and-centers/navy-rotc/index.php or call the office in the Perry-Paige agriculture building at (850) 599-3980.
Assessment of Academic Preparation
Before entering the for-credit instructional programs of the College, students are assessed in the areas of communication and computation skills using test instruments approved by the State Articulation Coordinating Committee or other assessments of academic preparation. Alternative assessments may include high school grade point average, math and English courses completed in high school, and length of time between high school graduation and enrollment in college courses. Based on the results of the assessment process, students are advised into appropriate coursework. Depending upon test scores and other relevant data, individual students who are not exempt from placement testing may be required to enroll in developmental coursework to remedy specific communication and/or computation skills deficiencies. (Learn more .) Students seeking entry to limited-access healthcare professions programs are additionally assessed using the means outlined in the admission criteria established for each instructional program.
New Student Programs and Welcomes
TCC’s new student programs are designed to encourage student success by promoting the intellectual, social and personal development of students through programming, academic planning and self-assessment activities.
New Student Programs has three offerings:
An Advising and Registration Help session with an advisor, is designed for students to learn about their major and register for classes. Sign up here.
An online Connect2Complete orientation course that students complete after being registered for the first semester.
A live New Student Welcome event to engage and introduce students to the steps for connection and success. Students will meet administrators, faculty, and staff as well as learn about campus resources and what to expect in the first days of life at TCC.
As part of getting registered for classes TCC also assists students in meeting their educational and career goals. One tool used to help students achieve their career and educational goals is the Super Strong Assessment. The assessment is a comprehensive, interactive, computer-assisted career guidance program designed to assist students in making career choices. It combines personal and occupational characteristics to identify career options. It has all the tools students need to help identify their future major and career path. New students will complete the assessment before registration to help guide meaningful academic and career choices.
For information on New Student Programs, visit www.tcc.fl.edu/academic-advising or call (850) 201-9967.
Online Learning Note: Students enrolled in the following Associate in Science degree programs are required to complete a separate orientation.
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TCC is committed to providing students with appropriate guidance in planning their educational program. The College’s advising system is designed to do the following:
- Help students develop educational plans
- Inform students about academic progression and degree requirements
- Help students understand academic policies and procedures
- Provide resources to help students become academically successful
- Enhance student retention and success by connecting students to the College through personal interactions
To accomplish this, the College uses online advising tools through Workday. This system allows students and advisors to share the responsibility of developing academic plans that help students meet their educational and career goals. The system also provides opportunities for students to refine their academic and life skills and become independent learners. To learn more about TCC’s advising system, visit www.tcc.fl.edu/academics/academic-advising.
TCC students register for classes through Workday, the student portal system at workday.tcc.fl.edu.
- Action Items - Tasks students must complete prior to registration, enrollment, and financial aid disbursement.
- Developmental Courses - The Developmental Program is designed to improve student performance in the college-entry skills of reading, writing and mathematics. Recent legislative revisions to section 1008.30, Florida Statutes, provide an exemption to the developmental course requirements for students who graduated from a Florida public high school system in the 2003-2004 academic year or later and earned a standard Florida high school diploma, or who are active service members.
- Express Sessions - These accelerated sections of courses are offered each semester and range from 4 to 10 weeks in length. Express sessions give students more opportunities to take courses.
- Class Schedule - A class schedule can be obtained through Workday.
- Onboarding - Workday inbox items students are required to acknowledge and complete each semester.
- Online Courses - Online courses are accessed through tcc.instructure.com or through the Canvas quick link on TCC’s home page. Lecture material, assignments and other course materials are also available online. Students have access to the instructor and other class members through email and class discussion boards. Students considering an online course must be self-motivated and have good time-management skills. Students need basic computer skills, along with adequate computer hardware and software, to successfully participate in an online course. Registration for web-based courses occurs during regular registration periods.
- Registration Hold - A registration hold is placed on a student’s record to prevent registration until an issue is resolved with the appropriate department. Some of the departments that can place registration holds on a student’s record include Campus Life and Civic Engagement, Cashier’s office, Admissions and Records office, Advising and Retention, Financial Aid, Library and Campus Police. Students must contact the department that placed the hold on their record to avoid registration delays.
- Student ID Number - TCC student ID numbers are automatically generated for students upon completion of the online admission application and is emailed to your personal email account. This is the official ID number used by all TCC offices and departments to identify students.
The Importance of Registration before Classes begin
Tallahassee Community College values the first day of class and understands the importance of students registering for classes before the start of a term. Research shows that “late registration correlates with lower grades and lower re-enrollment the following term” (CCSSE, Promising Practices for Promoting Community College Student Success, 2014).
Benefits of Registering Early
- Best course selection for the days/times that fit into a student’s life
- Having enough time to apply for Financial Aid to pay for courses.
- Ability to review class schedule and locations so students can get to class on the first day on time and ready to learn
- Being able to purchase books and materials in a timely fashion
- Make any needed class changes during the published add and drop dates
- Meet your faculty on the 1st day when they review the course syllabi and expectations
- Participate in Welcome Week activities and get connected to the TCC community
Alternate Registration Opportunities
We understand that sometimes life happens and you may not be able to meet the deadlines for our main 16-week sessions so to help students who may apply late for admission and financial aid TCC offers several Express Sessions that begin at various points in the term. See the academic calendar for those dates.