Veteran and Military-Connected Student

You're a veteran or military-connected student if you or a guardian spent time in one of the branches of the United States armed forces.

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Getting Started at TCC

Our steps walk you through the process, from applying for admission to starting classes at TCC.

We recommend starting your request to use military benefits at least 2 months before your intended semester start date to begin the funding process.


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  1. Step 1
    Apply for Educational Benefits
  2. Step 2
    Apply for Admissions & Financial Aid
  3. Step 3
    Submit Supporting Documents
  4. Step 4
    Meet with a TCC Veterans Counselor/Advisor
  5. Step 5
    Complete Any Testing Requirements
  6. Step 6
    Register for Classes

Before applying to TCC, apply for your veteran/military educational benefits.

If you have more questions about your benefits, contact one of the VA VetSuccess counselors.

Apply for Admission

How do I apply to TCC?

Complete and submit an application for admission.

Apply now with ApplyTCC.

You can apply online with ApplyTCC (use Chrome or Firefox for the best experience), or use ApplyTexas as an alternate online application method.

What's the deadline to apply to TCC?

The admissions application deadline is 7 days before the start of the term. Submit your application at least 7 days before the start of the term.

Find deadlines and important dates in the applicable academic calendar:

When will I know if I'm accepted to TCC?

Check your personal email within 24–48 hours.

You will receive emails about your acceptance, instructions on activating your student email, submitting any supporting documentation, and next steps.

If you applied through ApplyTexas, please allow additional time for processing.

Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid and scholarships as early as possible for the best chance of receiving funds.

Learn more about how to apply for financial aid.

You can also apply for our available scholarships.

After you've applied for admission and been accepted, you'll need to submit your supporting documents.

Visit the pages linked below to learn how to submit your documents.

Non-Military Documents

Military Documents

If using VA Benefits

Find forms and documents required for the certification process.

If using other veteran or military benefits

Get information about other educational benefits and their requirements.

Our TCC veterans counselors and advisors provide support in completing your application, understanding your benefits, the registration process, and your transition into college.

With a TCC veteran counselor/advisor, you will:

  • Review new student requirements
  • Complete the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA)
  • Obtain a TSI Assessment referral
  • Create a MyPlan referral (if your major is undecided)
  • Take the Online Readiness Test (if you're enrolling in any online courses)

Get started by contacting one of our Veterans Resource Centers.

Your TCC veterans counselor/advisor will let you know which tests you're required to complete before registering for classes.

Common test requirements include, but are not limited to:

For more information on other tests, visit Testing Services.

Exemptions and Waivers for TSI Assessment

If you were honorably discharged, retired, released from active duty or are currently on active duty, you  may be exempt from taking the TSI Assessment.

Learn more about military-related TSI exemptions and waivers.

Be sure you know how your veteran and military education benefits work before you register.

If you have questions about your benefits, contact our Veterans Resource Centers.

Ready to register? Learn how to get started registering for classes.

Trademark Notice

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site.

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Annual Security Report

Tarrant County College Police Department prepares the Annual Security Report in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported Clery Act crimes that occurred on campus, in certain non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the Tarrant County College District, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The Annual Security Report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and policies regarding alcohol, drug and tobacco use.

You can receive a printed or accessible copy of the Annual Security Report by visiting one of our campus police departments or calling 817-515-5500.

Read the Annual Security Report (PDF)

Updated February 05, 2024