Foster Youth Student

Steps to TCC

Current or former foster youths living in Florida are eligible for a tuition exemption (free tuition) and fee waivers to attend TCC. Contact your Independent Living worker for more information or for assistance with the tuition exemption.

Students attending TCC may also elect to participate in the Fostering Achievement Fellowship (FAF) Program.

Follow the steps below to get started at TCC or download the full printable checklist.

Apply for Admission

  1. Apply for admission to TCC using our online application
  2. After you submit you will receive a confirmation page with your TCC Identification number, email address and password. Keep this page for your records as you will need this information to log in to TCC Passport and access your TCC email.
  3. If you were not able to upload your residency documents at the time of application, please remember to provide copies of the residency documents (e.g., driver’s license, vehicle registration, voter’s registration card) that reflect an issue date of at least one year prior to the first day of class for the semester you plan to attend to the Office of Admissions and Records.  

Send Transcripts to TCC

Request your official high school transcript or GED test scores be sent to TCC. Admission to the college requires a standard high school diploma or GED. It is important for your records to be sent as soon as possible so that information on your transcript can be used to assist with your first semester course scheduling. Learn more.

Review Placement Testing Information

Complete New Student Orientation

  1. Complete the Online Orientation (you will need to have your TCC ID number)
    • Be sure to complete Sigi3 during the online orientation
  2. At the end of the online orientation you will be provided instructions on how to sign up for your on-campus orientation. The on-campus orientation is designed for you to meet with an academic adviser who will review your Sigi3 results, high school transcripts, and assist with first semester course registration. It is also a chance to meet other incoming TCC Eagles.

Questions? Contact us at (850) 201-8555 or email ar@tcc.fl.edu, or stop by the Admissions Office located on the second floor of the Student Union.