Student Types

Ready to embark on your journey at TCC? Select your enrollment category to get started with your application from the below list, or find a full new student checklist.

First Time College Student

High school or GED graduates who have not attended college after graduation. Students who earned college credit through high school dual enrollment should choose this option.

Transfer Student 

Transferring from another college or university. Students who are only transferring high school dual enrollment credits should select First Time College Student.

Dual Enrollment Student 

Gadsden, Leon or Wakulla county students who want to take college-level coursework while still in high school or home school.

International Student

International students who want to study in the U.S. or take online classes. DACA students should select the appropriate application type (e.g. First Time College Student, Transfer Student, etc.)

Returning Student

Former TCC students who have not been enrolled within the last 12 months.

Transient Student

Enrolled at one university or college, but taking classes at another that will count toward their degree at their home institution.

Non-Degree Seeking Student

Not seeking a degree, but wish to take classes at TCC.

Continuing Education Student

Enrolling in workforce training or professional development programs.

Veteran Student​​

Active-duty service members, veterans, and their families.

Florida Public Safety Institute

Training in law enforcement, firefighting, corrections, probation, telecommunications and security.

Adult Education (GED®/ESOL)

For GED® test prep and to learn English (ESOL) through Workforce Development.

State of Florida Employee

State employees taking state credit hours.


Foster Youth

Current or former Foster Youth living in Florida.


New Student Checklist

Click here to download a printable version of this checklist.

Step 1: Apply for Admission

  1. Apply for admission to TCC using our online application
  2. After you submit you will receive a confirmation page with your TCC Identification number, email address and password. Keep this page for your records as you will need this information to log in to TCC Passport and access your TCC email.

Step 2: Submit Residency Declaration

Submit your residency documents (e.g., driver’s license, vehicle registration, voter’s registration card) online. All documents must reflect an issue date of at least one year prior to the first day of class for the semester you plan to attend.

Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • TCC School Code:  001533
  • Review additional important information about applying for financial aid and available TCC scholarships here.

Step 4: Request High School Transcript or GED Test Scores

Request your official high school transcript or GED test scores be sent to TCC. Admission to the college requires a standard high school diploma or GED. It is important for your records to be sent as soon as possible so that information on your transcript can be used to assist with your first semester course scheduling. Home educated students must complete the Affidavit of Home School Completion​​ form.

Step 5: Request College/University Transcripts (If Applicable)

Request any and all college/universities transcripts, if applicable. Transfer students are required to submit official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. 

Step 6: Review Placement Testing Information

Review the placement testing information and all our free testing resources here.

Step 7: Visit TCC EagleNet to Check Your Admission File and Hold Status

Familiarize yourself with our online portal TCC EagleNet where you can access your email, student records, degree audit and view your admission file and hold status.  We ask that you check your hold status to be sure you are clear to attend your orientation advising appointment and to register for classes. If you have a hold, you should view this holds chart to help you resolve it.

Be sure to check your TCC email frequently as that is the College’s official means of communication to students. Learn more about Online Orientation.

Step 8: Complete TCC's New Student Orientation

When you schedule your mandatory on-campus advising appointment, you will gain automatic access to the Online Orientation course in Canvas. Please allow 2 hours from the time you register for the course to appear. You will need your Student ID and PIN to begin.

Online Orientation, located on Canvas, will take approximately one to two hours to complete. In order to pass, you must receive a grade of 100. You will need your TCC eAccount Username and Password to begin.

NOTE: Transient students, non-degree seeking students, and returning students do not have to attend orientation. Returning students must meet with an advisor in the Advising Center (Student Union, second floor) for walk-in advising Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email

Familiarize yourself with our online portal TCC EagleNet where you can access your email, student records, degree audit, registration and much more. Be sure to check your TCC email frequently as that is the College’s official means of communication to students.

Step 9: Check for Upcoming Deadlines

Review the academic calendar and make note of key important dates, including:

  • First Day of Class
  • Last Day to Add a Class
  • Last Day to Drop a Class
  • Fee Payment Due Date

Step 10: Pay Tuition and Fees

Be sure that all of your tuition and fees are paid by the fee payment due date. The due date can be found on the academic calendar and your schedule. 

Options to pay:

Step 11: Get Your Student ID Card

Once you have paid, you are ready to get your TCC Student Identification Card at the Cashier’s Office (Student Union, second floor).

Step 12: Get Books and Supplies

Get your books and supplies for your classes by visiting the TCC Bookstore.

Step 13: Attend Class, Get Involved, and Have a Great Semester!

Learn more about how to get involved by visiting :

  • Campus Recreation and Sports
  • Clubs and Organizations
  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Student Leadership, Involvement and Civic Engagement (SLICE)
  • Academic Enrichment