Transition to College Success: STSC 0111

Do first-time-in-college (FTIC) students have to take the Student Transition to College Success Course (STSC 0111)?


If you are a first-time-in-college (FTIC) student who, through the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), is required to take one or more developmental courses, you must:

  • Enroll in STSC and
  • Successfully complete it with a grade of “C” or better

You are also required to attend New Trailblazer Orientation (NTO).

What is STSC 0111?

STSC-0111: Transition to College Success is a 1-hour noncredit course that teaches important skills to help you become college-ready and succeed.

Topics covered include:

  • Memory
  • Learning styles
  • Strategic learning
  • Self-regulation
  • Goal setting
  • Time management
  • Education and career planning

STSC 0111 also covers study techniques:

  • Time management
  • Listening
  • Note taking
  • Text marking
  • Library and research skills
  • Preparing for examinations
  • Using learning resources

What if I don’t enroll in STSC during my first semester at TCC?

You will be required to meet with an advisor before you can register for the following semester.

Updated November 02, 2023