Fall semester begins August 23!
Fall semester begins August 23!
Partnership with Washoe County Regional Animal Services benefits students and animals.
Friday, August 1
Friday, August 1
Dandini Campus, various locations
|FAQs by Department/Program|
Listed below are some of our more popular Frequently Asked Questions. If you can't find what you are looking for, please use the drop down list above to view FAQs by department or program. Once a topic is selected from the list, you will be taken to that department's FAQ page.
TMCC does not have an application deadline for the Fall 2014 term. We encourage students to apply as early as possible to ensure they can complete the needed Steps to Enroll and get their preferred classes. In addition, we want you to be successful! Research shows students who apply well in advance of the first class meeting have much better success rates.
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.
Degree-seeking students are required to attend an On Track to Graduate workshop before registering for second semester courses.
On Track is a group advising service designed to introduce you to all the advisement tools available on our website and through your MyTMCC student center. Understanding these tools will empower you to make informed decisions about how to meet your educational goals in an enjoyable and efficient manner.
After you have successfully completed the workshop, the enrollment hold will be removed.
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 (formerly GED) transcripts in the State of Nevada.
The first transcript is free of charge; additional transcripts and/or verifications may be obtained for a fee.
No, a high school diploma or HSE (formerly GED) is not required to attend TMCC, unless you are applying for special admission or wish to declare a degree program.
Students must request official transcripts from their previously attended institution to be sent to TMCC Admissions & Records.
In order to have the transcript evaluated, a student must be admitted as a degree or certificate seeking student at TMCC and submit a Transfer Credit Evaluation Request form to Admissions & Records.
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.
Transfer students have Steps to Enroll as well, but do not need to follow the same requirements as new, degree-seeking students do.
All newly-admitted students have access to Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) online. SOAR will introduce you to valuable information regarding TMCC.
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.
No, not at this time; however, 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.
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.
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.
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.
When dealing with technology there may be problems. Please plan ahead. If you are having a problem with the course material contact your instructor. Contact information for your instructor will be listed in the syllabus. If you are having a technical problem, please contact TMCC's WebCollege for assistance.
Parking is free at all TMCC campuses and educational centers. No permits are required.