2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
Admission to the College
Effective fall 2012, prospective students
must meet the new TMCC admission
policy. The policy states that to be
enrolled as a degree-seeking student,
students must meet one of the following
criteria: be a graduate of a high school or
its equivalent (certificate of attendance is
not equivalent to high school graduation);
or be a qualified international student.
Students who do not meet the above
criteria will be admitted, but they will
be assigned the status of non-degree
seeking. Students who are non-degree
seeking are not eligible to receive financial
aid and some scholarships.
To qualify, students must meet the
following criteria: Provide proof of
satisfactory completion of 6 credits
of college-level courses equivalent to
general education as established in the
Board of Regents Handbook Title 4,
Chapter 16, Section 25. This includes:
Constitution, Human Relations, Social
Science/Humanities or Science; or take
the ACCUPLACER placement test and
score a minimum course placement of
English 98R, or English 112 and Math 95;
or request and present official ACT or
SAT transcripts. Transcripts must show a
minimum course placement of English 101
and Math 120; or take the GED exam and
present evidence of official GED transcript
showing successful completion.
StudentsWhoDoNot Qualify for
Students who are not high school
graduates or its equivalent or who are
not qualified international students and
score below English 98R or English 112
and Math 95 in the ACCUPLACER, will
remain admitted as non-degree seeking.
These students will be referred to: Math
Skills Center in RDMT 124 and/or English
Skills Center in VSTA B106; or Adult Basic
Education and/or English as Second
Language Community program located at
the TMCC Meadowood Center S220, 775-
The health science programs include:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
RDMT 417, 673-7115
Dental Assisting and
RDMT 415/417, 674-4845
Emergency Medical Service
(EMS) and Paramedic
RTC 219-N, 789-5511
RDMT 324, 674-7657
RC-B 100, 850-4003
Admission to any of these programs is
limited and requires special procedures.
In order to be considered for selection
into any of these programs, the applicant
and submit the necessary application
forms to the specific departments. The
admission policies for the health science
programs are listed alphabetically with
the worksheets that begin on page B-1.
Specific information about admission
to these programs may be obtained on
the program’s web page or from the
listed department. Monthly information
sessions are held. Call departments for
dates and times.
The following programs may have
specific immunization requirements:
Dental Assisting and Dental
RDMT 415/417, 674-4845
Early Childhood Education
SIER 202, 673-7185
Emergency Medical Services
RTC 214-N, 789-5511
RDMT 417, 673-7115
RDMT 324, 674-7657
Immunizations that may be required are
hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella,
tetanus and diphtheria. Contact the
departments for further information on
specific program requirements.
TMCC PRIVACY NOTICE FOR PRINTEDMATERIALS
In accordance with institutional policy and the U.S. Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), Truckee Meadows Community
College vigorously protects the privacy of student education records. The institution does not release private records of individual students,
such as grades and class schedules, without prior written consent of the student or as specifically authorized by FERP. Some of the exceptions
to the prior written consent exceptions are reviewed below and are also found in Appendix G of the college catalog.
As permitted under federal law, the sole exception to the above practice is the release of “directory” information considered to be public
in nature and not generally deemed to be an invasion of privacy. At Truckee Meadows Community College the following categories are
defined as “directory” information: student name, address, telephone number, semesters of enrollment, full-time/part-time status, degree(s)
awarded, emphasis field(s) and date(s) of graduation.
Students have the right to request non-disclosure of directory information. If they do not restrict release of this information, it is probable
that the information will be released and disclosed. Truckee Meadows Community College uses directory information for non-commercial,
educational purposes, such as tomail notices to students about changes in policies, services or opportunities. Directory informationmay also
be provided by commercial purposes to businesses affiliated with the institution, honor societies, the alumni association and foundation,
or other individuals for purposes that may be beneficial to students. The institution exercises discretion in responding to requests for
directory information and may or may not provide such information when requested, depending on the intended purpose of the request.
The institution does not sell or rent student information for a fee.
It is important to consider carefully the potential consequences of restricting the release of directory information. If a student restricts
release for non-commercial educational purposes, the institution will be unable to place the student’s name in publications such as honors
and graduation programs; to confirm graduation and dates of attendance to potential employers; to verify enrollment with organizations
such as insurance companies; or to send notifications about specialized scholarships without the express written authorization of the
If, after due consideration, you wish to restrict the release of directory information, complete this form and submit it to the office
of Admissions and Records. This directive will apply permanently to your record until you choose to reverse it by submitting a written
Printed name _ __________________________________
SSN or ID number_ _______________________________
Do not disclose my information for commercial purposes.
Do not disclose my information for non-commercial, education purposes.
Do not disclose my information for both commercial and non-commercial purposes.