2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
1. File a separate application for
2. Complete the curriculum
requirements for each degree,
emphasis, or certificate.
3. Complete 15 semester credits within
TMCC. All graduates must have a
minimum of 15 credits in residence
or through distance education at
TMCC. Challenge examinations,
nontraditional credit, etc., do
not count as resident credit. This
applies to all associate degrees and
certificates of achievement. Residency
credits must be degree applicable.
4. Satisfy all additional requirements for
All graduating students are encouraged
to participate in commencement exercises
held at the close of the spring semester
each year. At that time, all associate
degrees and certificates of achievement
are conferred upon the fall, spring and
summer graduates for the year. Diplomas
are not handedout at theCommencement
The Student Right to Know and Campus
Security Act requires that TMCC make
available to current and prospective
students the persistence and graduation
rates of first-time full-time, degree-seeking
students. The average percentage of first-
time, full-time students who graduate
within three years of matriculating is 17
percent and 21 percent have transferred
to another institution.
Since the majority of our students are
not full time (only 27 percent take 12 or
more credits a semester) and we know
that graduation is not the only measure
of success for our students, these rates do
not necessarily reflect the success of all of
Methods of Payment
To find out how much you owe, log in
to MyTMCC. During the early registration
period, you must pay your fees by the
published deadline. If you enroll after
the early registration period you must
pay your fees two days after you register.
If you do not, TMCC reserves the right
to offer the seat in the class to the next
TMCC 3-Pay Payment Plan
TMCC offers a 3-pay payment plan to
any student who owes $200 or more of
eligible charges on their student account
(current semester charges). The plan
divides the balance into three equal
installments. Your enrollment may be
cancelled or late fees may be charged if
any payment is not made on time. Please
log in to MyTMCC to sign up.
Credit, Debit Card and E-Check
Credit and Debit Card (Visa, Mastercard,
Discover or American Express) payments
and e-check payments may be made
online. Log in to MyTMCC and follow the
instructions carefully. Declined credit
card transactions are reversed from the
student’s account, leaving the balance due
and payable immediately. Outstanding
balances are subject to the unpaid fees
and delinquent accounts policy and may
result in a student being dropped from
Payment by Personal Check
Personal check payments (not made
online) are accepted. Make the check
payable to the BOARD OF REGENTS and
write the student’s NSHE ID number on
the check. TMCC assesses a $25 collection
fee on returned checks.
Pay by mail. Checks must be received
by the controller’s office in time to be
processed by the aforementioned due
dates and times. Mail to: Controller’s
Office, Truckee Meadows Community
College, 7000 Dandini Blvd., RDMT 318,
Reno, NV 89512.
Payment in Person
Bring your payment to the controller’s
office or the TMCC drop box to avoid lines.
The drop box is located on the Dandini
Campus at: Controller’s Office, room 318,
Red Mountain Building.
Unpaid Fees andDelinquent
All fees must be paid by the due date.
Any balance due that is not covered by
a payment plan or awaiting anticipated
aid may be subject to a penalty fee of a
minimum of $10 up to a maximum of $100
per semester. If you owe any money to
the NSHE, you are ineligible to register or
receive a transcript, diploma or certificate.
Delinquent accounts may be forwarded to
a collection agency.
You must submit the payment
authorization from the paying party to the
controller’s office on or before the Friday
of the week you register.
Change of Name, Address or
Degree, Emphasis, Certificate
Students can process a change of
NAME by bringing legal documentation
supporting the name change to the
Admissions and Records office. A change
of ADDRESS can be made on the Web,
in-person at the Admissions and Records
office, by mail or by fax (775-673-7028). To
be official, a change of Degree, Emphasis
or Certificate must be submitted to the
Admissions and Records office.
While it is critical that all students
keep the Admissions and Records office
apprised of any changes, it is required
of students who receive federal financial
aid or veterans’ benefits to keep name,
address and degree, emphasis or
certificate information current. Failure to
do so could affect eligibility for continued
benefits. Changes in degree, emphasis
or certificate also affect advisement and
course catalog choice for graduation.
When the Admissions and Records office
becomes aware of an incorrect address
through returned mail, a registration hold
will be placed on the student until the
address is corrected. Contact Admissions
and Records to remove address holds.
Classification of Students
A student who has earned
fewer than 30 credits.
A student who has earned
30 credits or more, but has not completed
all courses and requirements for an
A student who has never
attended an institution of higher
A student who has not
previously attended TMCC but has
attended other institutions of higher
A student who has
previously attended TMCC.
Truckee Meadows Community College
has authorized the National Student
Clearinghouse to act as our agent for all
verifications of student enrollment. Please
visit the Clearinghouse online at www.
them by phone at 703-742-4200.
for a challenge examination in certain
courses approved by the college. The credit
by examination petition may be obtained