TCC Terms to Know
TCC's preferred in-house admissions application for all incoming credit and continuing education students (excluding international admissions).
Online admission application to any Texas public university, as well as to participating community and private colleges. You need a valid social security number and an active email address to apply.
How you receive refunds. TCC has partnered with BankMobile Disbursements since October 2012 to give you multiple convenient ways to receive refunds.
Our online student portal where you can, for example, see announcements, access grades and coursework.
Courses and programs that do not apply toward college and university degrees.
- Continuing Education Courses & Programs A-Z: offerings that lead to certifications and industry-recognized credentials and award continuing education units (CEUs)
- Community Education and Engagement (CEE): courses designed for personal enrichment and lifelong learning—including senior education and youth camps
Dual Credit Program
Courses allow you to earn college credit while attending high school, beginning as early as your junior year.
First-Time-in-College student. 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 as a full-time student at TCC.
New Student Group Advisement
New Student Orientation
A tool that helps you determine if distance learning and/or learning in a technology-rich environment will be a good fit for you. You answer questions and complete a few activities. You must take Online Readiness before you can register for an Internet-delivered course.
Scheduled registration period when any student can register for classes.
PAA (Pre-Assessment Activity)
Presentation that new students are required to attend before they take the TSI (Texas Success Initiative) Assessment.
(fall and spring terms) A scheduled period when—if you qualify—you can register for class before registration is opened to all students.
At TCC, if you are currently enrolled in the fall term, you are eligible for priority in the following spring term; if you are currently enrolled in the spring term, you are eligible for priority in the following fall. A date for priority registration is assigned based on the number of TCC hours you have earned, including developmental courses and credit by exam/experience.
FTIC (First-Time-in-College) advisor
Updated January 20, 2023