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Minimesters

Minimesters are short, three-week semesters offered between longer semesters. They're a great way to complete required courses and help you earn your degree sooner.

TCC offers Wintermesters (December–January) and Maymesters (May).

What are important dates/deadlines for Maymester?

Date Event
March 28, 2022 Open registration begins
May 12, 2022 Last day to register/Last day for 100% tuition refund
May 13, 2022 Classes begin
May 16, 2022 Official day of record (Census date)
May 26, 2022 Last day to drop
May 27, 2022 Final exams/Classes end

What is the format for Maymester classes and when do they meet?

Maymester courses are available in three options:

  • Blended, which means you will attend class in person part-time and complete assignments online,
  • In-person, which means you will attend class in-person for the entire course,
  • Online, which means you will take the class fully online (offered only through our TCC Connect Campus)

Find more about your class’s format in the Additional Information area of the course section details.

Which classes are offered during Maymester?

You can view the schedule of Maymester courses by visiting MyTCCTrack.

Follow the instructions for how to find Maymester classes in MyTCCTrack.

Schedule an appointment with an advisor to discuss course offerings and which classes will fit with your degree plan.

Can I use my financial aid for Maymester classes?

No, but you may be eligible for reimbursement.

Minimester hours are combined with the next 16-week semester (Wintermester with spring, Maymester with summer). Financial aid funding is not disbursed until approximately 10 days before the start of your classes for the Spring 2022 term. When your financial aid is disbursed, you may receive enough financial aid money to reimburse the cost of your minimester course.

Financial aid students must pay for their minimester courses at the time they register or set up a payment plan to avoid having their classes dropped.

Learn more about financial aid.

How do I find Maymester classes?

To find the list of Maymester courses, you should:

  1. Go to the Course Catalog: Advanced Search in MyTCCTrack
  2. Choose Summer 2022 for term, 05/13/22 for the Meeting Start Date, and 05/27/2022 for the end date.
  3. Click search.

It should display the Maymester courses and you can narrow down your options using the additional filters.

How many hours can I take during a minimester?

You can only take a maximum of 3 hours during a minimester.

When does Wintermester registration start?

Registration for Wintermester begins at the same time as spring registration. Visit the Academic Calendar for upcoming dates.

Updated March 24, 2022