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New Student ​Orientation

**Please note that there are no additional orientations scheduled for Spring 2015 sessions.  For new students applying to the College, you may apply for Summer or Fall 2015.  Orientation dates for both semesters will be posted on this page soon.  If you have any additional questions, please contact Admissions and Enrollment Services via email at


Congratulations and welcome to Tallahassee Community College!  

You are now a member of the Tallahassee Community College family. Your next step in the journey is to attend New Student Orientation. 

During orientation you'll learn about:  

  • Campus resources
  • Accessing your student information
  • Advising and registration
  • Setting your educational and career goals
  • Financial aid and paying for your college classes

An on-campus orientation is required for all new, degree seeking students attending Tallahassee Community College.  We find that our most successful students are those who are best informed. That's why we believe that our new student orientation program is so important.   


Developmental Education Exemption​

Recent legislative revisions to section 1008.30, Florida Statutes, may apply to you and your requirements for placement testing and developmental education enrollment.   

Spring 2015 New Student Orientation Information
The last orientations for Spring 2015 February and March Express sessions will be February 5, 6 and 9th.  New students should register for their preferred orientation session.  Information regarding what you will need to do before you attend an orientation session and instructions on how to register for orientation are mailed via U.S. Mail to your local mailing address.  Make sure the Admissions and Enrollment Services office has your current mailing address.  Sample letters can be found below. 

First Time in College (Freshman) Students

FTIC (Freshman) students are students who are high school graduates or soon to be high school graduates from an accredited public or private high school or a student who has obtained a GED. First time in college students have not previously attended another college as a degree seeking student. High school dual enrolled students that graduate are considered first time in college students. Instructions for FTIC students on how to register for an orientation session can be found in the orientation letter provided here (pdf).

Transfer Students

Transfer students are students with prior college credits from a private college or public community college or a state or private university. Instructions for Transfer students on how to register for an orientation session can be found in the orientation letter provided here (pdf).

Complete your admission file PRIOR to attending orientation.

This includes submitting ACT, SAT or FPERT scores, an official high school or GED transcript and if applicable, official college or university transcripts. For general questions related to New Student Orientation or your admission file, contact Admissions and Enrollment Services at (850) 201-8555 or


Complete your Smarter Measure readiness assessment and SIGI3 career profile PRIOR to attending orientation.  After completing the SIGI3 FastStart career survey and your Smarter Measure assessment, print out your results and then bring them to orientation. You will need these results during your advising session at orientation.      

Complete your Smarter Measure assessment before you attend New Student Orientation. This exercise will assess your readiness for learning in an online and/or technology rich environment. This tool is  intended to be a guide for you and your advisor to determine what classes and modes of learning are appropriate for you.


Follow these instructions on How to get started with SmarterMeasure(.pdf)




All students participating in New Student Orientation must complete the SIGI3.  The SIGI3 is a comprehensive, interactive, computer-assisted career guidance program designed to assist you in making career choices.  SIGI3 combines personal and occupational characteristics to identify career options.  It has all the tools you need to help identify your future major and career path.  SIGI3 is available online at SIGI3.   Follow these instructions on How to Get Started with SIGI3(pdf)
Distance Learning Note:
Students enrolled in the AS programs listed here will need to complete CDL-STU007, an online orientation program designed for them. These programs are: Criminal Justice Technology (2138), Early Childhood Development, Education and Management (2123), Environmental Science Technology (2162) and Paralegal and Legal Studies (2112). Email to enroll in CDL-STU007.

**If you need ADA accommodations when completing TCC's orientation program, please contact the Disability Support Services at (850) 201-8430 or via e-mail at

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