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Take that first step and apply to TCC - it's a great step toward your future. Start the admission process today. 

Before You Apply 

What Type of Student Are You?  

Before you get started on your path at TCC, let us help you figure out what application category best suits you. Have you taken classes at TCC in the past? If it has been less than 1 year since you last attended TCC, please email with your your full name, date of birth, and student/ctcLink ID number to see if you need to complete the application.

What to Study 

Exploring TCC’s 60+ degrees and certificate programs, excellent faculty and staff at TCC’s own supportive environment will change and inspire you. We have an academic pathway that’s right for you. Explore TCC’s programs by career path or degree/certificate.

What Quarter Do You Want to Start?

Below you will find new quarter start dates and file completion deadlines.

Quarter You Want To Start Financial Aid File Completion Date (deadline date) Class Open Enrollment Begins Tuition is Due Quarter Begins
2023-2024 School Year
Fall 2023 May 25, 2023 May 22, 2023 September 7, 2023 September 25, 2023
Winter 2024 October 5, 2023 November 14, 2023 December 14, 2023 January 3, 2024
Spring 2024 January 25, 2024 February 20, 2024 March 14, 2024 April 1, 2024
Summer 2024 April 4, 2024 May 20, 2024 June 6, 2024 June 24, 2024

Step 1: Apply Now

Take the first step and click on the button to start the free application. 


Need additional help with your application? Email

International Student Admissions

Take the Next Steps

Completing your online application is the first step. After submitting your application, you will receive an email on your next steps within 3 business days. Next, keep an eye on important dates, complete the new student orientation, explore how to pay for college, get placed in English and math, meet with your academic advisor and enroll in classes at TCC.


Need help getting started at TCC? Join us at our new Welcome Center! 

Stop by Building 8 to get one-on-one admissions support! We can help with the admissions application, new student orientation, placement, funding, connecting with your advisor, enrolling in classes, and more.

What Type of Student Are You?

Before you get started on your path at TCC, let us help you figure out what application category best suits you. 



Interested in starting at TCC? 

Our Entry Services team is here to help answer questions and guide you through the admissions process!

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm

Location: Welcome Center, Building 8, Room 9

Address: Building 8, 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma, WA 98466

Call us at 253-566-6042

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