TCC campuses and services will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Business hours will resume Tuesday, May 28.

New-to-College Student

You're a New-to-College or First-Time-in-College (FTIC) student if you have not attended a college or university after a high school or equivalent program. Even if you were enrolled in a dual credit program in high school and then graduated, you are still considered a FTIC student when you enroll at TCC.

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Getting Started at TCC

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


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  1. Step 1
    Apply for Admissions & Financial Aid
  2. Step 2
    Submit Supporting Documentation
  3. Step 3
    Meet with a Success Coach
  4. Step 4
    Complete Any Testing Requirement
  5. Step 5
    Meet with an Advisor
  6. Step 6
    Attend New Student Group Advising (NSGA)

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.

New Students

Provide the following documents only if applicable:

High School/Home School Graduates

Provide the following documents only if applicable:

High School Equivalency Recipients

  • Official State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency, or
  • Official GED certificate from issuing state

To submit these documents or for help with high school equivalency report orders, contact an Admissions and Registrar Office.

Non-High School Graduate/Non-GED Recipient

Success Coaches provide support in completing your application, the registration process, and your transition into college.

Meeting with a Success Coach is required for all FTIC students.

With a Success Coach, you will:

  • Review FTIC 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 Assessment (if you’re enrolling in any online courses)

Get started by contacting our Success Coaches.

An 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.

Advisors help you plan out your academic and personal goals.

Meeting with an advisor is required for all FTIC students.

When you meet with an advisor, you:

  • Review your TSI Assessment placement scores and determine which courses will work best
  • Go over your MyPlan results (if you set this up during your Success Coach meeting)
  • Schedule your New Student Group Advisement (NSGA)

Connect with our advisors.

New Student Group Advisement (NSGA) ensures you are registered for your desired classes. All FTIC students are required to attend NSGA.

During your scheduled NSGA session, you will also register for New Student Orientation (NSO). NSO introduces you to TCC and college studies to ensure you have a successful semester.

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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 06, 2024