TMCC College Catalog
Admission to the College
Community College Admission-General Policy
In the admission of students, community colleges
shall not discriminate on the basis of a person’s age, disability,
ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual
All applicants must qualify for admission by satisfying at
least one of the following:
a. a graduate of a high school or its equivalent; or
b. a qualified international student.
A student who does not meet the community college
requirements for admission established in subsection 2 may
apply to be admitted under alternate criteria or test scores that
demonstrate college readiness. Each college shall establish
procedures and requirements for such alternate admission.
When admitting a student, the institution may consider
the student’s standing at a previously attended institution,
including, but not limited to, records of disciplinary action.
All applicants for admission shall complete such tests,
furnish such information, and meet such deadlines as required
by the regulations published in the admissions sections of
the catalog governing the semester of initial enrollment. The
initial semester of enrollment shall be considered the date of
matriculation except where otherwise defined by the institution.
Admission to an NSHE community college implies general
admission to the college only and does not constitute admission
to a specific curriculum or courses that may require additional
admission criteria, as published in the college catalog governing
the semester of initial enrollment.
Programs designed as limited entry require fulfillment of
selective admissions criteria as contained in the institutional
catalog and other appropriate college documents. Continuation
in selective admissions programs is likewise contingent upon
fulfillment of conditions specified by the institution and
contained in official institutional documents.
Admission Criteria for Students Less Than 18Years Old
Student under 18 years old can be considered for special
Admission is for one semester only.
Students must reapply each semester until they graduate
from high school or turn 18.
Registrations are processed through the Admissions and
Records office, 7000 Dandini Blvd., RDMT 319, Phone 775-673-
Early Admission for Juniors and Seniors
Juniors with a 3.0 GPA and seniors with a 2.5 GPA can take
any class for which they meet the prerequisites.
Juniors and seniors who do not meet the minimum GPA
requirements may only take occupational or community service
TMCC orWCSDDual Credit Program
Students requesting dual credit should indicate dual credit
by marking the box.
Credits apply as high school electives only.
Student’s signature on application form allows TMCC to
release transcript to home high school at the end of the term.
Students must be eligible high school juniors (GPA 3.0) or
seniors (GPA 2.5).
Student must meet all course prerequisites.
Students pay for all costs of college enrollment, including
the application fee, class fees and textbook costs.
Students Below Junior Level
Students below the junior level may register in workforce
development classes for audit.
Academically talented students below junior level may
take academic classes on a case-by-case basis upon review of
transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, grade reports or other evidence
of academic aptitude. Evidence is reviewed and student is
interviewed by the director of advising for approval.
Students Excused from Compulsory Attendance
Students provide a letter from the school district stating
they have been excused from compulsory attendance and proof
of level of education (grade level).
Students below junior level follow same criteria as listed
above. See “Students Below Junior Level.”
Students who do not qualify for any of the above programs
or who have special circumstances can be considered for
admission on a case-by-case basis by presenting grades, test
scores, courses taken, recommendations, etc. to the director of
Admissions and Records and director of advising.
TMCC High School
TMCC High School students must follow the
admissions procedure and complete the admission form at
For more information,
contact TMCC High School at 775-674-7660.
Community College Admission of International
To qualify for admission to a community college, an
international student must satisfy the following conditions:
Official evidence of an educational level equivalent to
graduation from an accredited United States high school;
a. Official evidence of an educational level equivalent to
graduation from an accredited United States high school.
Official transcripts of permanent academic records (must
be in English). For prospective students, one copy each of
the secondary school record and all post-secondary study is
required. Applicants should have their transcripts certified or
notarized by an appropriate official prior to submitting them
Competency in the English language as defined in the
college catalog governing the semester of initial enrollment;
a. Students who speak English as a second language should be
able to demonstrate English preparedness for college classes
by having completed one of the following.
i. Minimum score of 500 (paper-based test) or 61 (internet-based
test) on the International TOEFL examination. The official score
report must be sent directly to TMCC from ETS (Educational
Testing Service). Copies are not acceptable.
ii. Receive recommendation for academic study from the Intensive
English Language Center (IELC) at UNR.
iii. Completion of Freshman Composition (ENG 101, 113 or
equivalent) at a U.S. school.