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New Student Advising Orientation


TCC's New Student Advising Orientation (NSAO) group session for new and readmitting students lets you connect with other students as we demonstrate our online registration feature and discuss what it takes to get started at TCC.

Who should attend NSAO?

Please plan for at least two hours that day to complete the orientation.

New Students

All new students (except those who have earned a college degree or attended another college for more than one year) must attend a New Student Orientation and Assessment session. Reserve your seat by signing up online at new student orientation or call 253-566-6091. 

NOTE: Running Start and Fresh Start students have their own orientations. If you are in either of these programs, please contact them to find out about their orientation times: Running Start (253-566-6061), Fresh Start (253-566-5086).

If all orientations are FULL, please check back at a later date. We will be posting regularly and as needed.

Returning Students
Returning students who have not attended TCC for one year or longer, are advised to attend an on-campus orientation or complete the online orientation if an on-campus session does not work for you. Go to new student orientation or call 253-566-6091.

Transfer-in and Distance-Learning Students: Advising Support
Students planning to enroll in online courses only, or those who have earned a college degree or attended another college for more than one year, may contact the Advising Center at 253-566-6091 or 253-566-5122 to schedule a phone appointment or by email for assistance.

What to bring to NSAO

  • Assessment (testing) scores (for NSAO)
  • Class options
  • Unofficial copy of your transcript (if you're transferring in from another college)
  • Your calendar (you can schedule a follow-up appointment for education planning, if you wish)
  • Your questions


Counseling and Advising Center


Building 7

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