ApplyFirst Time in College
Steps to TCC
Students who are seniors in high school or have graduated from an accredited high school, have not previously attended college except for high school dual enrollment, and are seeking admission to TCC for the first time are considered "First Time in College" or FTIC. Follow these steps below to get started at TCC.
Download the list of steps here: FTIC Steps to TCC
Step 1: Apply for Admission
Step 2: Submit Residency Declaration
Submit two residency documents online (e.g., driver's license, vehicle registration, and/or voter's registration card) that reflect an issue date of at least one year prior to the first day of class for the semester you plan to attend. Note: Applicants under the age of 24 are required to submit parent or legal guardians documents in order to satisfy their residency requirements.
Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid
Apply for financial aid by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.studentaid.gov.
- 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 to 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.
- Send official ACIE, AP, IB, and CLEP scores.
- Dual enrolled students must submit official college transcripts from the college where dual enrollment credit was earned.
- 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/university transcripts, if applicable. Transfer students are required to submit official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
Step 6: Review Placement Testing Information
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.
- Students with ACT or SAT scores at or above the state minimum: ACT: English 17, Reading 19, Math 19; SAT Reading 24, Writing 25, Math 24. Test results must be less than two years old.
- An approved alternative method may be used to assess readiness for college-level work.
Students who need to take an assessment test for academic advisement may contact the Testing Center at email@example.com to receive information on how to take the PERT.
Step 7: Complete New Student Welcome to Get Started
About TCC's New Student Welcome & Registration:
Complete New Student Welcome to get started. TCC offers in-person and virtual advising meetings, a self-paced Connect2Complete: New Student Orientation course and New Student Welcome Sessions prior to registration.
During your advising meeting, you will speak with a Career and Academic Advisor who will assist you with course planning/registration. The Connect2Complete course is a set of self-paced, virtual modules that provide an overview of significant facets of TCC life. The New Student Welcome sessions give new students a chance to meet faculty and key College staff to help students get oriented to campus and the first day of class. All three new student activities are to be completed prior to Fall Convocation and the first semester. Click here to learn more.
Step 8: Review TCC Workday
Familiarize yourself with our online portal Workday where you can access your student records, academic progress, registration, and much more. Be sure to check your TCC email frequently as that is the College’s official means of communication with students. If you need assistance, contact TCC Help Desk at (850) 201-8545, option 1, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need help navigating through Workday? Take a look at our training guides.
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
Options to pay:
Step 11: Obtain a Digital ID
- Upload your photo
- Photo should be cropped slightly above your head to the middle of your chest
- Photo should be taken against a plain, light background
- Photo must be in color
- You must not be wearing sunglasses or a hat
- You must be positioned directly facing the camera
- Your eyes should be open and looking at the camera
3. Upload a photo of a valid government-issued ID (driver's license, state-issued ID card, military ID, or passport)
Step 12: Purchase 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!
Have any questions? Please contact Admissions at (850) 201 - 8555 or email@example.com