Taking a course for college credit
If your taxable income did not exceed $23,850 in the year before you are seeking enrollment, you may enroll and earn college credit.
Auditing a course
Audited courses do not carry credit and are not counted as part of any academic record. You are eligible to audit courses regardless of your income, but you must enroll in TCC and obtain permission to audit.
Taking a non-credit course
Courses offered through the Center for Workforce Solutions and Center for Military and Veterans Education don't offer college credit. You are eligible to enroll in these courses regardless of income.
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Apply to TCC using our free online application. You can save your application and finish it later.
After you complete the application, you will receive a confirmation email with immediate feedback on your application status and a link to set up your student account through the myTCC portal.
Adult learners without a high school diploma or a GED: You may still apply to the college. You will be required to take the placement tests to determine your ability to benefit from attending TCC. (The minimum scores are listed below.) Under current federal guidelines, you will not be eligible for federal financial aid.
If you want to audit a class – meaning you will pay full tuition and won't receive college credit – you must
You can browse available class schedules and register for classes through the Student Information System, located in myTCC.
Once you have registered, pay your tuition by the tuition deadline to avoid being dropped from your classes. You can find payment options and deadlines at tcc.edu/pay
If the course you want to take has a pre-requisite, you can demonstrate that you have met it by completing the Pre-Requisite Waiver form.
Senior registration is on a space-available basis. You may register for any open course three business days before the session starts between 12 a.m. (midnight) and 11:59 p.m.
Computers are available for your use on all TCC campuses.
The academic calendar contains registration dates and deadlines.
If you wish to take a class for college credit and take advantage of the senior tuition waiver:
Complete and submit the Student Assistance for Senior Citizens form at any campus business office immediately after registering for classes.
The college may ask to see your photo ID and proof of income.
If you are enrolled in a degree program and receiving financial aid, your Senior Citizens Fee Waiver may affect your eligibility for certain types of aid: COMA, PTAP, SEOG, VCCS Grant, and Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized).
You must pay course expenses other than tuition, such as laboratory and art supply fees.
Fees must be paid by 5 p.m. the next business day after registration.
Check your student account balance in the Student Information System (SIS) Student Center after you activate your student email account.
Regular office hours are:
Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.