First Time in College (FTIC)

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

  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 Workday and access your TCC email. Please, review this Workday Onboarding Chart for instructions on how to complete the Onboarding process.

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 Homeschool 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.

Students who need to take an assessment test for academic advisement may contact the Testing Center at testingcenter@tcc.fl.edu to receive information on how to take the PERT.

Step 7: Visit TCC’s New Student Welcome to Get Started

About TCC's New Student Welcome & Registration:

Due to COVID-19, all on-campus orientations are suspended. TCC is offering virtual advising and New Student Welcome Sessions. During your advising meeting, you will speak with a Career and Academic Advisor who will assist you with course planning/registration. The New Student Welcome is a set of self-paced, virtual modules that are open for new students and are to be completed prior to Fall Convocation and the first semester.

Click here to learn more.

Step 8: Visit TCC Workday

Familiarize yourself with our online portal Workday where you can access your email, 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 helpdesk@tcc.fl.edu. 

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

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 www.tcc.fl.edu under “Student Life”. 

 

Contact

Have any questions? Please contact Admissions at (850) 201-8555 or ar@tcc.fl.edu