Academic Advisement assists new, continuing, transfer, and international students in identifying, planning for, and achieving educational and personal goals. In addition to meeting with an advisor during New Student Orientation, students will meet with an advisor during their first semester at an On-Track advising session where students learn how to use my.tmcc.edu and other campus systems to help plan future semesters and graduate. It is recommended that students seek academic advisement before registering each semester, before transferring to another college or university, and/or before graduation to assist in:
- Creating an educational plan
- Identifying courses needed towards graduation
- Understanding transfer information and procedures
- Navigating and understanding campus tools and resources
New Student Orientation
Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) is designed around you, helping to uncover answers to the questions you have and introducing you to resources, programs and services. SOAR is a two-part process.
SOAR (Part I) is online and covers information and resources you need to start your education at TMCC on the track to success. Once you have been officially admitted to TMCC and have received your student ID number, username and password, you will be able to access SOAR in TMCC's online learning management system, Canvas. You will be able to access the valuable information during part one throughout your first year at TMCC.
SOAR (Part II) is your chance to meet with the advising staff, prepare a first semester class schedule and register. Once you have completed all the modules in Part I, you will be given access to schedule a SOAR Part II session.
The Academic Advisement Office offers these sessions at various times including evenings and weekends. For more information, please visit the New Student Orientation website.
Links to the system transfer agreements are available online at transfer.tmcc.edu. Transfer agreements provide information on how TMCC courses and programs transfer to the various colleges and/or majors at the NSHE universities or state college. Advisors are available to discuss course transfer options to other four-year colleges and universities.
Students should contact the admissions office of the college to which they wish to transfer for information regarding the acceptability of any community college course.
Students planning to transfer should select courses using the current catalog for the institution they plan to attend.
International Student Advisement Center
F-1 visa students who are on TMCC I-20s must meet admission requirements listed in Admission to the College.
New international students must attend an orientation prior to their first semester at TMCC. This session will provide academic advisement, international student rules, regulations and responsibilities and information about services and programs at TMCC. New international students must bring their passport with a valid visa and their I-94 to International Student Services.
Each semester before registering for classes, all international students on TMCC I-20s must meet with the international student advisor to determine their academic schedule and enroll in a minimum of 12 units. Students who are not U.S. citizens or immigrants who are interested in attending TMCC on an F-1 visa must follow special application procedures as outlined in Admission to the College.