Admission FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about admissions and enrolling at TCC.

Are there admission requirements?

Tarrant County College (TCC) is an open-admission institution. This means any person can be admitted, regardless of their educational background. We do not require standardized tests such as the SAT or ACT, and there is no application fee.

However, foreign nationals who wish to study at TCC under the F-1 visa program have additional requirements which must be met before TCC can issue the federal document they need to apply for this visa. Learn about applying to TCC as an F-1 visa student.

TCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational (including vocational) programs and activities, facilities, or employment policies, procedures and processes.

What if I haven't attended TCC in over a year?

If you haven't registered for a class in over a full year (365 days), you don't need to submit a new application for admission.

Instead, you'll need to reactive your student account.

Reactive Your Student Account

Sign into Hello!TCC and fill out the Returning Student Reactivation form.

Get help finding your username and password.


If you're unable to log in with your username and password but you:

  • Know your TCC student ID number and student email address, submit the TCCD Account Recovery Form.
  • Don't know your TCC student ID number and student email address, call Tech 24/7 at 817-515-8324.

Meet with a Career Advisor

To see how your old credits fit in your new program of study, you may also want to schedule an appointment with a career advisor or use the My Progress link under Student Planning in MyTCCTrack.

What if I'm a home school student?

Home School Graduates

If you're a home school graduate, complete our new-to-college admissions steps.

Current Home School Students

 If you're currently a home school student, you can:

  • Enroll in our dual credit program, which lets you earn high school and college credit at the same time. (Follow steps below.)
  • Take continuing education courses for home-schooled students. To learn more about our non-credit courses for home-schooled students, visit our home school courses page.

What if I only want to take online classes? How do I apply?

Choose one of our admissions categories that's the best fit for you and follow the steps for applying.

Before you can register for classes, you must take the required Online Readiness Assessment.

What if I'm also enrolled at another school? How do I apply?

If you want to attend classes at TCC while being enrolled at another college or university, you are considered a transient or visiting student.

Before you can register for classes, you must

What if I can't find the answer to my question?

Contact an Admissions and Registrar Office for help.

Updated October 23, 2023