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Recruitment and Access Center Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to Recruitment and Access Center's most commonly asked questions.

FAQ Questions


Yes! TMCC's Student Ambassadors provide tours of the Dandini Campus. Also check out our online virtual tour!

The CTE College Credit Program offers college-level and elective high school credit at a student's home high school or at the Regional Technical Institute.

A student can enroll at TMCC High School, a comprehensive high school on TMCC's Dandini Campus.

Dual credit is also an option if the student is interested in staying at their high school earning elective high school credit but wants to earn college credit at TMCC.

Finally, if the student is not interested in earning elective high school credit while earning college credit, they can complete the "Permission to Enroll: Early Admission" application.

No, SAT/ACT is not required for admission. As a community college, we have an open door policy, which means that all adults are welcome to enroll at TMCC.

Please see TMCC's Steps to Enroll for more information.

Yes. The Success First Program provides educational support to students who will be the first in their family to graduate with a bachelor's degree. The program requires that students interested in participating in the program complete the required enrollment steps and a separate online program application.

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Yes, TMCC High School is one of Washoe County School District's comprehensive high schools and is located at the TMCC Dandini Campus. Students attending TMCC High School take a combination of college and high school classes. The school is junior/senior standing and requires a completed application to be considered for admission.

The college admissions process may seem confusing and overwhelming. A TMCC recruiter is a free resource who can assist you in reviewing your options regarding higher education and the steps you need to take to complete the enrollment process at TMCC.

There are many opportunities to meet with a recruiter in your high school, community or at a special event at TMCC. Recruiters also may be contacted by email or by phone to answer questions or set up an appointment to discuss any issue you may have regarding the admission process.

It is never too early to start discussing your options after you graduate high school. Whether you are a middle school or high school student, or someone who has taken time off before starting college, you are  welcome to contact a recruiter to discuss your next steps.

Family and friends of prospective students face many questions and challenges regarding the admission process for college. TMCC has put together a resource page for parents/families to help answer your questions.

TMCC's Success First Program is for first-time, first-generation, income-qualified students.

The program includes a "Summer Bridge" that gives students a jump start to college, helping them gain information about science, technology, math, engineering and growing career fields, and providing academic/motivational support during their first year at TMCC.

For complete information, please visit our Success First Program website.

If you are a new degree-seeking student there are three required steps, assessment, orientation and advising that you must complete before you can enroll in classes. Check out the required enrollment steps to help guide in completing these important requirements.

Several types of financial aid are available to students including grants, loans, work-study and scholarships. For more information, visit the Financial Aid Office.

The recruitment staff at TMCC have a variety of services to support counselors and career technicians in educating and assisting students in moving on to postsecondary education. Contact a recruiter for more information.

Academic Placement Testing (ACCUPLACER) is a required enrollment step for new, degree-seeking students. 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.

Contact the Admissions and Records Office or the Recruitment and Access Center for further information.

Academic advisors are available throughout the year to help students explore options for educational programs, majors, transfer procedures, class selection and other information about the College.

If you are a new student to TMCC, you will receive helpful information as you complete SOAR—Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration.


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.

Please begin by reviewing TMCC's Steps to Enroll. Once you have been admitted to TMCC, you will receive your student ID number, username, and password.

Then, prior to enrolling in classes, you will be asked to complete Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) online.

If you have more questions, please feel free to contact the Admissions and Records Office.

Cost to attend full time at TMCC is considerably less than attending a university. See the tuition and fees section for current information.

Opportunities in Biology

The BioPrep workshop is a 5-week Summer program for students interested in science-related careers.

During the workshop, students learn standard molecular biology techniques such as DNA isolation, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and cloning in addition to common laboratory practices and means of scientific communication.

This competitive program is for students who have completed the Success First Program prior to beginning their first semester at TMCC; however, students who have not gone through the program may be considered if spots are available after the initial application process.

Interested students should contact the Biology Department.