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Timeline/Activities for High School Seniors Planning on Attending TMCC

September

  • Meet with your high school counselor to review your transcript for accuracy.
  • Update your academic and extracurricular portfolios to reflect your courses, accomplishments and activities through your junior year.
  • Plan visits to TMCC. Check the TMCC online calendar for upcoming activities you might be interested in attending.
  • Contact TMCC if you have any questions.

October

  • Watch for and attend college fairs.
  • Apply for admissions to TMCC. For students attending a Washoe County School District high school, talk to your counselor or career technician about attending a TMCC application workshop at your high school.

November

  • Meet with the teacher of any class that you are not doing as well as you would like and find out how you can improve your grade.
  • Begin the Required Enrollment Steps for TMCC.
  • Start your scholarship search now. For additional resources, review the TMCC Scholarship website.

December

  • Meet with your counselor again to review your scholarship application materials prior to submitting.
  • Apply for the electronic PIN in order to submit the FAFSA in January.

January

  • Take the free ACCUPLACER placement exam. For students attending a Washoe County School District high school, TMCC recruitment staff proctor exams on-site several times a semester in the spring.
  • Don't slack off on your class work! The grades from your last term are very important even though the temptation to kick back and enjoy your last days of high school is strong.
  • Complete the income tax process as soon as possible.
  • Work with your parents to fill out the FAFSA, and plan to submit it in early January to obtain the best package for your needs.
  • Check with TMCC's Financial Aid office.
  • Complete scholarship application. TMCC's scholarship application is available online between January 1 and May 1.

February

  • Receive your student aid report (SAR) within four weeks of submitting your FAFSA.
  • Review your SAR carefully for accuracy. Make any necessary corrections and resubmit your FAFSA online.
  • Contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center if you have not received your SAR after four weeks.
  • Complete the scholarship application. TMCC's scholarship application is available online between January 1 and May 1.
  • Check MyTMCC student portal for additional information or to do items from the college.

March

  • Attend New Student Orientation.
  • Enjoy your last few months but don't stop studying!
  • Ask your counselor about new student events held at TMCC.
  • Check MyTMCC student portal for additional information or to do items from the college.
  • Complete scholarshp application. TMCC's scholarship application is available online between January 1 and May 1.

April

  • Visit the Career Center if you are unsure what college majors fit your interests.
  • Review your financial aid award package with your parents to make sure you both understand the requirements and responsibilities of each type of aid.
  • Enroll in classes. At TMCC we use MyTMCC, an online registration system. You can follow the online instructions or come to the Dandini Campus and visit the Admissions and Records office for assistance.
  • Request that your scores from any college entrance (SAT/ACT) or advanced placement exams you took be sent to TMCC.
  • Check MyTMCC student portal for additional information or to do items from the college.
  • Complete scholarshp application. TMCC's scholarship application is available online between January 1 and May 1.

May

  • Work with your parents to plan a budget for your anticipated expenses including books, supplies, transportation and living expenses.
  • Know when fees are due for the classes in which you've enrolled.
  • Check MyTMCC student portal for additional information or to do items from the college.

June

  • Watch for additional information from the college. TMCC posts notifications regarding admission and financial status to MyTMCC or communicates with you through the college email account set up for you.
  • Respond to requests for information or additional forms immediately.
  • Congratulations! You've made it through high school.
  • Check MyTMCC student portal for additional information or to do items from the college.

July

  • Review the TMCC Student Handbook and other materials you received at orientation to make sure you understand dates and deadlines for fee payments, when classes start, how to make changes to your class schedule and college policies and procedures. Contact TMCC if you have any questions.
  • Watch for your packet from the Millennium Scholarship Office, if you are eligible for this award, and follow instructions for accepting the award. If you have questions about this scholarship program visit their website.
  • Notify TMCC's Financial Aid office of any scholarships you may have been awarded from private donors and confirm with the donor that the TMCC financial aid office will have the check by the first week of August.
  • Check MyTMCC student portal for additional information or to do items from the college.

August

  • Pay your fees if you have not already done so.
  • Check MyTMCC for any changes to your fees or schedule; contact us if you have questions.
  • Consider adding a study skills class to your schedule. You are going to be responsible for managing your time, making choices and decisions and this class or a college success class can provide excellent strategies for accepting these new challenges.
  • Confirm your class schedule and locations of your classes. TMCC offers classes throughout the community so make sure you know where your class is being taught.
  • Start classes and make sure that your instructors have your name on their class rosters. If there is any question regarding your enrollment, talk to the staff in the admissions and records office.
  • Get help if you need it. Adjustments to college can be stressful. Processes are different and expectations are different, so don't hesitate to talk to someone about your anxieties or difficulty adjusting. The TMCC Counseling and Career Services office is a terrific resource for listening and helping you learn strategies for coping.
  • Remember that college staff is more than willing to answer any questions you have. Don't assume you know the answers about how to drop or change a class, how refunds work, whether your financial aid was applied correctly. Check your status for new information or to do lists on MyTMCC.
  • Enjoy your first year in college!

See Also: Steps to Enroll

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Calendar of Events

CPR with AED and First Aid

Saturday, July 26
RDMT 404, Dandini Campus

ACCUPLACER Testing

Saturday, July 26
RDMT 115, Dandini Campus