New Student Orientation


Participation in orientation is required for all students new to Tacoma Community College. New Student Orientation provides you an overview of programs and services to support you in your time at TCC. In Orientation students will be able to:

  • Explore options to fund your education
  • Evaluate your first quarter classes through our placement center
  • Learn about the registration process
  • Discover resources and services available to support your educational goals

The following program populations are exempt from New Student Orientation: Continuing Education, International Students, Non-credit ABE, ESL, and GED, Running Start and Fresh Start

Get Oriented in 2 Steps

Step #1: Online Orientation

Working your way through the online orientation will provide a solid base to start your academic career at TCC. Make sure to take enough time to understand the material.

Take Online Orientation

Step #2: New Student Survey

This helps us to understand you and your goals and tailor your TCC experience to be what you need. (It also let's us know that you completed the Online Orientation.) After you submit your survey, you will be connected to an academic advisor.

(Please note: we are experiencing longer wait times than normal in advisor assignments. Please expect to receive an email with your advisor assignment in 5-7 working days)

Take New Student Survey


New Student Toolkit

These materials will help you settle into life as a TCC Titan!


TCC Student Portal and Email Tutorial

ctcLink Registration Tutorial

Degree Audit Tutorial


Fall 2021: How Do I Register for Classes?


Advising Center


Building 7

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