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Tacoma Community College

Tacoma Community College

Tacoma Community College


A Place for Every Student

TCC offers a welcoming campus environment with numerous opportunities. A comprehensive state-supported community college serving more than 790,000 residents of the Tacoma-Pierce County area, our service district includes all of Tacoma and the Pierce County portion of the Olympic Peninsula and serves the Tacoma and Peninsula school districts.

Our Mission

As the community college, we create meaningful learning, advance equity, and strengthen student and community success. We do that by offering transfer degrees, professional and technical skills certifications, and specialty programs that serve diverse educational needs. Because we believe college should be open, accessible, and affordable for everyone.

Whether TCC is your first step toward a four-year degree, or you need technical skills to prepare you for the workforce – you’ll discover that no matter who you are or where you want to go, TCC welcomes you.

TCC International Programs

Tacoma Community College (TCC) is committed to the success of each student and is excited to welcome international students from around the globe. Join us to study your...

  • Associate Degree for university transfer (2+2)
  • Improve your English language skills (EAP: English for Academic Purposes)
  • Complete High School and college concurrently (High School Completion)
  • Attain a certificate


International Admissions


  • Applicant must be at least 16 years of age by the program start date
  • High School graduation NOT required

Required Admission Documents:

  • Bank Statement (proof of funding) showing at least USD $22,041.

The "Bank Statement" may include checking or savings accounts, stocks, certificates of deposit, or other easily liquidated assets. Please indicate the relationship between the student and the person listed on the bank statement in the online application. All proof of funding documents must be dated within the last 6 months.

Note: If you are bringing dependents to the US, your bank statement must show an additional US$5000 for each dependent.

  • Copy of High School or College Transcript
  • Copy of Passport Photo Page

If you have no passport at the time of application, you may submit a copy of any government-issued ID (Driver's License, National ID Card).

Note: If you are bringing dependents to the US, including a copy of the passport photo page for each dependent.

  • $50 non-refundable application fee

English Proficiency

English Proficiency is not required for admission. However, students who have taken an English proficiency test within the last two years are encouraged to submit their scores with the online application. The following scores will place a student directly into college-level English (ENG 101).

  • IELTS: 5.5
  • TOEFL: 65 (iBT or iBT Special Home Edition)
  • Duolingo: 90
  • SAT: 470 Reading Score
  • ACT: 19
  • Pearson: 46
  • Cambridge A & O Level Scores: C in English
  • IB Diploma: Completion of full diploma or a score of 3 in English
  • U.S. High School: Completion of two years at a U.S. high school with a 2.5 GPA in English
  • U.S. College: Completion of one year with an overall 2.0 college-level GPA
  • Other Assessment: CEFR B2 Level
  • Native-English proficiency: Ask our team if this applies to you!


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    6501 South 19th Street, 98466, Tacoma