Admission to the College
TMCC follows the Community College Admission – General Policy outlined in the NSHE Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 18. Students wishing to enroll at TMCC must complete an Application for Admission, which includes a one-time $20 non-refundable fee (even if classes are full or you dropped or canceled your classes) and follow the Steps to Enroll.
- New Degree-Seeking Student – You are seeking a degree and have never been to college, including TMCC.
- New Transfer Student – You have never been to TMCC, but have completed credits at another college or university.
- Returning Student – You are a previous TMCC student who stopped taking classes for at least two years and are returning.
- Non Degree-Seeking Student – You are not seeking a degree but are interested in taking classes for personal enrichment or career skills enhancement; you will not be eligible for financial aid, veterans education benefits, or some scholarships.
- Military/Veteran Student – You are a new or returning TMCC student, currently or previously active in the armed forces.
- High School Student – You are currently enrolled in high school and wish to enroll in one of TMCC’s signature programs for high school students.
- International Student – You are a new student from any country besides the United States and will have an F1 visa. International Students with F1 visas who are on TMCC I-20s must satisfy the conditions outlined in the NSHE Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 19.
To be admitted to TMCC as a degree-seeking student, students must meet one of the following criteria: be a graduate of a high school or its equivalent (certificate of attendance is not equivalent to high school graduation), or be a qualified international student.
Students who do not meet the above criteria will be admitted, but they will be assigned the status of non degree-seeking. Students who are non degree-seeking are not eligible to receive financial aid or some scholarships.
Continuous Enrollment in Math and English Courses
Please consult the Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 1 for the most current information. Contact Academic Advisement for degree- or certificate-specific allowable Math and English classes.
Students Who Do Not Qualify for Degree-Seeking Status
Students who are not high school graduates or its equivalent or international students who do not meet the ACCUPLACER requirements for ENG 101* and MATH 120 without MATH 20 corequisite support, will remain admitted as non degree-seeking. These students will be referred to:
Changing From Non Degree-Seeking to Degree-Seeking
To qualify for degree-seeking status, students must:
- Provide official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution demonstrating successful completion of six college units in English, math, or other general education courses, or take the equivalent at TMCC; or
- Request and present official ACT or SAT transcripts. Transcripts must show a minimum course placement of ENG 101* and MATH 120 without MATH 20 corequisite support; or
- Take one of the two state-approved High School Equivalency (HSE) exams and present evidence of an official HSE transcript showing successful completion.
* Placement into ENG 100 does not qualify as placement directly into ENG 101.
Time Limitation for Degree-Seeking Undeclared/Undecided
Students are limited to “Degree-Seeking Undeclared/ Undecided” for two semesters, after which they must declare a degree or certificate. Fall, Spring, and Summer each count as one semester. Those who do not declare a degree or certificate will be placed into non degree status. Students who are non degree seeking are not eligible to receive financial aid, veterans education benefits, and some scholarships.