Also: Summer session to offer second year German and Russian languages.
Also: Summer session to offer second year German and Russian languages.
Nursing students are sponsoring a bone marrow registry drive on April 23-24.
Wednesday, April 23
RDMT 122, Dandini Campus
Wednesday, April 23
Outdoor Quad, Dandini Campus
|FAQs by Department/Program|
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The deadline to apply to TMCC for the Fall 2014 semester as a degree seeking student is 5 p.m. Friday, August 15, 2014.
After that date, you may still apply -- as a non-degree seeking student -- and may enroll in up to 9 credits.
No. If you have an advisement hold on your account, please contact Academic Advisement.
TMCC requires all new degree-seeking students to complete the free Required Enrollment Steps (RES) to help ensure their success as new college students. Finishing each required enrollment step will help prepare you for your first semester at TMCC and guide you towards graduation.
All new, degree-seeking students must complete the required enrollment steps: take the ACCUPLACER Placement Test, attend an orientation and attend an advisement workshop.
If you did not declare a major on your application, and you do not plan to earn a degree from TMCC, you should complete the steps to enroll for non-degree-seeking students. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions and Records Office.
There are three ways to pay for your TMCC classes:
The Accounting Services Cashier’s Office accepts payments Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Dandini campus in the Red Mountain Building, room 318. We accept credit cards (before 4 p.m.), cash, check and money orders.
Payments can be mailed to the TMCC Accounting Services Cashier’s Office (7000 Dandini Blvd., RDMT 318, Reno, Nevada 89512-3999) in the form of check or money order. Make checks payable to "Board of Regents" and include your student ID number on the check.
Your TMCC Academic Advisement Report is available via MyTMCC. Once you are logged in, click on "Student Center", click on "My Academics", and click on "View My Advisement Report." The Academic Advisement Report is intended to assist you in tracking your progress toward degree completion, lists all of the courses you have completed and those you must complete to earn a degree. If you need additional assistance, contact Academic Advisement.
You can find this information online:
To complete your registration:
Student Support has a registration tutorial to assist you in registering for your classes.
Refunds for dropped classes are issued after the third week of instruction.
Diploma Sender will mail out transcripts for all HSE in the State of Nevada. The first transcript will be free of charge. Students will need to contact Diploma Sender to verify their mailing address before transcripts mailed. Students who seek additional transcripts and/or verifications may contact Diploma Sender, these requests may be obtained for a fee. Students will be charged $15 if requested online or $21 if requested by phone at 855-313-5799.
A high school diploma or GED is not required to attend TMCC, unless you are applying for special admission or wish to declare a degree program.
You will need to submit an official copy of your transcripts to Admissions and Records or to the Academic Advisement Center. Once you are enrolled in classes at TMCC you may submit a Transfer Credit Evaluation Request in order to have your transcripts officially evaluated.
While you wait to receive your official evaluation, you may review the transfer articulation/course equivalence table to find out how your coursework from another institution transfers to TMCC. If you cannot find your previous courses in this table, please contact Academic Advisement.
Most colleges have transfer articulation access on their websites; you may want to meet with an advisor at the college to which you plan to transfer. We work closely with the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to take the guess work out of class selection at TMCC. You may visit the online transfer centers at both UNR and UNLV to review general education and major specific transfer agreements.
Before attending orientation you must:
Transfer students are only required to complete the steps to enroll for transfer students. If you have any questions, please contact Academic Advisement.
To reserve your seat for a New Student Workshop, please visit Academic Advisement.
If you live within a 50 mile radius from TMCC you must attend a New Student Workshop in person.
If you are a distance education student (outside the 50 mile radius), you can complete the workshop online. Please note that if you do the online orientation you will need to contact TMCC's Academic Advisement Office to receive instructions on how to complete the New Student Workshop online.
All new degree-seeking students are required to meet with an Academic Advisor through a New Student Orientation in order to be able to register for your first semester of classes. Once you have met your initial advisement requirement, you are not obligated to meet with an advisor again.
However, it is strongly recommended that you meet with an advisor before registration each semester to ensure that you are taking degree-applicable classes, to determine whether or not there have been changes to your program of study, and to map out an educational plan that will keep you on track for graduation.
Apply using the online FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) using your computer or one of TMCC's student computer kiosks located on the Dandini Campus.
Or, if you prefer, go to the Financial Aid Office in room 315 of the Red Mountain Building.
When you fill out this application, you will need to provide your tax information; if you are under 24 years of age and do not meet the criteria for independent status, you will also need your parents' tax information.
Log in to MyTMCC. Click on "Student Center". You can find your financial aid award by reviewing your award letter in the communication center. You can also find what financial aid documents you are missing by reviewing your MyTMCC "To Do List".
Set up your Direct Deposit online:
Refunds are usually processed once a week, after financial aid funds have been applied to your student account, and only if funds remain available for a refund.
You can obtain a copy of you placement scores by logging in to MyTMCC. Your scores can be found in the "other academic" drop down menu in the Academics Section of the Student Center. You can also visit the TMCC Testing Services department and paying the $10 transcript fee. You will need your placement scores in order to register for your new student advisement workshop.
The placement scores are different for each language. See below:
|Course||CAPE Placement Cut-off|
|* CHIN 1st year I||0-199|
|* CHIN 1st year II||200-399|
|* CHIN 2nd year I||400-599|
* NOTE: currently TMCC does not offer Chinese, therefore the placement cutoffs shown with ( * ) are only guidelines and do not indicate placement into any TMCC foreign language courses.
Individuals who wish to take the ACCUPLACER must first complete the Application for Admission to Truckee Meadows Community College and receive their student identification number, prior to testing
For all other exams, please see our Schedule an Exam page for availability, dates and times tests will be offered.
Please visit the ACCUPLACER website for more information about this exam.
All students are encouraged to take this test to ensure that, with the help of an Academic Advisor, they register for the correct classes. The ACCUPLACER placement test is available to all current TMCC students and who provide valid government-issued photo identification.
ACCUPLACER is a pre-requisite for placement into TMCC English and math classes. ACT or SAT scores that are less than two years old, or grades from pre-requisite classes can be used instead.
Students who need accommodations must have ADA documentation and make prior arrangements with the Disability Resource Center.
Parking is free at all TMCC campuses and educational centers. No permits are required.
No, not at this time.
Enrolled students may opt for voluntary health insurance.
Students should determine which plan best meets their personal needs, since each plan has significant differences in coverage, options, and premium amounts. Students are encouraged to review their options carefully before purchasing any insurance plan.
Students may consider one of the voluntary plans listed below, or seek other options elsewhere. Students submit payments directly to the selected vendor; payment of insurance premiums is not processed through TMCC.
Note: TMCC does NOT endorse these companies, but provides the information as a courtesy to students.
Financial Aid Impact
If the premium amount of a student's insurance exceeds the amount that is currently included in that student's financial aid package, the student may request an increase in their budget by providing the TMCC Financial Aid office with verification of payment.
Tutoring is offered at the TMCC Tutoring and Learning Center.
Try the online faculty and staff directory first, or call TMCC's main information number at 775-673-7000.
Part-time instructors do not have assigned offices, although messages can be dropped off in the Red Mountain Building, room 315, or left at the main information phone number at 775-673-7000.
For emergencies, dial 911.
Non-emergency crime reports should be made to the TMCC Police Department by calling 775-674-7900. To report a crime anonymously, contact Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.
Other information can be found on the TMCC Police Department Web page.
Visit the Veterans' Educational Benefits website for information on how to use your veterans' benefits.
Visit the Fitness Center Web page for information.
The TMCC Bookstore in the Red Mountain Building has all the textbooks sorted by class. Refer to the class schedule for the bookstore's hours of operation or call 775-673-7172.
Visit the computer labs hours Web page.
Contact TMCC's WebCollege for assistance.