Get Started in making your First Year a Success

Complete the following steps after applying to TCC and completing your Financial Aid application.

Step 1: Participate in Orientation

All new students should participate in orientation after taking the college's placement tests (if not exempted), applying for Financial Aid and before enrolling in classes. Reserve your space now.

Step 2: Invite Family & Friends to the Information Sessions

Since enrolling in college impacts your family, we encourage you to invite them to join you at Orientation for a special information session.

Family & Friends Information Sessions provide an opportunity for those individuals who are important in the lives of our students to learn more about their transition to TCC.

Step 3: Enroll in a Student Development Course

Student Development (SDV) Courses provide you with the knowledge and resources you need to make your transition to college smoother.

All new students should enroll in one of the following SDV courses, as a part of the first 15 credit hours:

  • SDV 100: College Success Skills (1 credit)
  • SDV 101: Orientation to (Specific Academic Disciplines) (1 credit)
  • SDV 108: College Survival Skills (3 credits)

Step 4: Succeed with SAILS: Early Alert

If you experience academic difficulties, contact your instructor and the Student Assistance and Intervention for Learning Success (SAILS): Early Alert advisor for support and referrals to campus resources.

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