Registration Policies


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Office of the Registrar
The Registrar’s Office is the official custodian of permanent academic records of all past and currently enrolled students at TCCTC.  Students should consult with this office regarding questions concerning registration records, dropping and adding courses, cancellation of registration, admission applications, withdrawals, financial arrangements, and course locations and meeting times.  Any changes should be reported to the Registrar’s Office (e.g.: permanent and local address, name, social security, enrollment status, selection of major and minor areas of study, etc.). Transcripts are also requested from this office.

Admission Application
All degree-seeking students are required to make application for admission. When application is made a one-time non-refundable application fee will be assessed. This fee should accompany the application.

Semester Registration and Tuition
Students may register online, in person, by phone, or by mail. New students can register during orientation. Transfer students should make an appointment with an academic advisor for assistance with their course selection prior to registration. Fees are listed with each course and vary according to the number of credit hours taken.  Material fees and tuition can change without notice.

Registration and tuition fees are due five business days before scheduled classes. (Registration is not official until the Registrar’s Office receives the semester registration form with payment.)

TCCTC accepts cash, check, Master Card, Visa, American Express, and Discover. To register by mail, complete and mail the registration form with your tuition payment.

Enrollment at TCCTC is contingent upon honoring relationships and covenants.  No grades will be issued for courses, nor will students be permitted to re-enroll, unless accounts are current.  Students are accountable for the courses in which they enroll and the assigned tuition and material fees.  Fees are to be paid during the semester in which classes are taken.

Course Load
Students may attend classes on a full- or part-time basis.  Twelve undergraduate or nine graduate semester hours constitutes a normal full-time load.

An academic advisor must approve a course load of more than twelve undergraduate or nine graduate semester hours.  Students may not register for or receive credit for more than eighteen semester hours within one semester.  Core courses that receive below a grade of B (graduate) or C (undergraduate) must be repeated.

Students are expected to pace themselves to meet their deadlines and maintain a balanced life.  If the course load proves to be too great, students should consult an academic advisor about possible adjustments.

Audit (Personal Growth)/Credit Changes and Drop/Adds
To change the status of a class to credit or audit (personal growth), the student must submit a written request to the Registrar’s Office for approval.  Such changes are handled on a case-by case basis.  Students should discuss these changes with their instructor and academic advisor before making a final decision.

  • Courses may be changed from audit to credit during the first two weeks of class only.
  • Courses may be added during the first two weeks of the semester.
  • Courses may be dropped or changed from credit to audit at any point during the semester, but will not be eligible for a tuition refund after the first two weeks of the semester.

Students will receive credit for courses they complete and in which they are properly registered.  Likewise, students will be held responsible (financially and grade-wise) for every course they register for unless they officially drop the course.  When a student does not come to class and fails to drop the course the student will automatically be given a failing grade.

Tuition refunds for dropped courses are given on a pro-rated basis only within the first two weeks of class. Tuition refunds will not be given after two weeks, and books or course materials will not be reimbursed. Dropped courses will be indicated on the student’s record as DRP.

Withdrawal from TCCTC
Students who withdraw from all classes after the first three weeks of class must submit a request for withdrawal.  Students will receive a Withdrawal/Passing (WD/P) or Withdrawal/ Failing (WD/F) for the course or courses from which they have officially withdrawn.  Students who do not officially withdraw from courses will be assigned a grade of F for those courses.

Students who withdraw from TCCTC will receive a percentage of paid tuition refund according to the following schedule:

  • First week:  100%
  • Second week:  75%
  • Third week:  50%
  • After the third week no refunds will be made

(Textbook, application, and registration fees are not refundable.)

Students who withdraw from TCCTC may apply for reinstatement or readmission and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Students who totally withdraw from an academic program and are readmitted later are subject to the degree requirements of the current catalog at the date of re-enrollment.

Students are responsible for meeting prerequisites for each course in which they enroll.  The student must have any substitutions for prerequisites approved by an academic advisor.

Student Classifications

  • Degree candidate: someone officially admitted as a candidate for a particular degree or diploma
  • Special student: someone taking courses for credit but who has not been admitted to a degree program
  • Auditor: a student taking courses for personal growth without receiving academic credit
  • Full-time student: someone taking twelve (undergraduate) or nine (graduate) credit hours per semester
  • Part-time student: someone taking less than twelve (undergraduate) or  nine (graduate) credit hours per semester

Declaring or Changing Majors
Students who plan to obtain degrees are encouraged to declare their intended major early on and request an academic advisor.  Graduate students must declare majors no later than the second semester of their study.  The declared major is important because it directs students to the appropriate prerequisite courses for that major. Understanding degree requirements is crucial to the smooth progression to graduation. Students may change their major at any time during the semester by contacting their academic advisor.

Undeclared Majors
Students in degree programs are encouraged to make an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss long-term goals.

For additional information please see the Student Handbook.
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