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Entering the Program

Below are the steps to enroll into the Criminal Justice Online program.


 Step 1


​Apply for Admission

If you are a first-time student at Tallahassee Community College, you must submit an online application for admission to the Enrollment Services and Student Success Office.
If you are a returning student who has previously applied to Tallahassee Community College, you must fill out a paper application. Return the completed application to:
Tallahassee Community College
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32304

 Step 2


​Submit Transcript(s)

Submit an official high school and/or college transcript(s) to the Enrollment Services and Student Success office.
GED diploma recipients must submit a copy of their GED test scores. Transfer students must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities they have attended.
All transcripts should be submitted before registration to ensure registration and financial aid issues are resolved before the start of the term. Financial Aid will not be processed until all transcript(s) are received and admission paperwork is completed in its entirety.

 Step 3


​Take the Appropriate Placement Test(s)

These tests are used for placement purposes only; they will not be used for selective admission. Students who meet the following criteria are exempt from placement testing:
  • Non-degree seeking students.

Note: The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test/College Placement Test or unofficial transcripts may be required for students taking English or math courses for the first time.

PERT is a computerized adaptive placement test and may be taken twice. Remediation is required (after the first attempt) from one of the “approved providers.” After the first attempt, the student must wait a minimum of thirty days before the second attempt. Test scores are valid for two years. For more PERT information please visit the Testing Center.

  • 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:
​Enhanced ACT ​SAT I
​Reading = 18 ​Verbal/Critical Reading = 440
​English = 17 ​ ​Mathematics = 440
​Mathematics = 19 ​

Incomplete information may cause a delay in 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 until all procedures are fully met.


 Step 4


​Online Orientation

Distance Learning Requirements:

Students who have not taken an online class at TCC before will need to successfully complete CDL-STU008, Introduction to Distance Learning, before registering for web-based courses. Introduction to Distance Learning is a free, non-credit online workshop that will help distance learning students succeed right from the start.

Introduction to Distance Learning Workshop

This workshop helps students learn skills such as how to access course materials, communicate with classmates and instructors, submit homework, take tests, and much more. Some College policies and procedures also will be reviewed.
The workshop is facilitated over a five-day period. Students are required to complete at least one unit activity per day, and should expect to spend about an hour on each lesson. Students should feel free to work ahead in the workshop. View information about how to register (.pdf) for the workshop.
Important: After registering for this workshop, students can access it through Blackboard on the day that the workshop begins.
For more information on Distance Learning and Online Orientation, please visit the Center for Distance Learning.

 Step 5


​Financial Aid

For students seeking financial aid, visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

 Step 6


​Program of Study


 Step 7


Criminal Justice Portfolio Process

Students should ensure that steps 1-6 are complete before attempting to enter the criminal justice portfolio process. This includes applying to Tallahassee Community College and being accepted into the A.S. in Criminal Justice Technology degree program. 

Step 7A 

Any initial questions and an initial review of eligibility for this process may begin by emailing

Step 7B

Students who are graduates of an approved Florida Police Academy may choose to use the portfolio process for only the following courses: Criminal Law (CJL2100), The Court System (CJL-1500) & Justice Administration (CCJ2452). 

Students who are officers from out of state and graduated from an academy outside of Florida, may choose from courses within the "program courses" for the portfolio process.

Remember: Students should determine which TCC classes you would like to receive portfolio credit for. No more than 25% (16 credit hours) of the total credit hours required for your program may be awarded through this process. General Education courses such as english, mathematics, humanities, social science or science cannot be earned through experiential credit.

Step 7C

Decide Which Learningcounts portfolio course you want to sign up for. There are two options.

Step 7D

For more information or to speak to a LearningCounts Specialist, click here

To register, click here.

Contact Information

For more information contact Criminal Justice Online by e-mail

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