College Courses for High School Students

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At TCC, we encourage high school students who meet certain academic and testing requirements to apply for college admissions and complete the enrollment application.

College Admission for High School Students

High School Student College Admission Policy

  • In order to apply for college admission, high school students must meet Oklahoma eligibility requirements.
  • Admission to the College does not guarantee eligibility for course placement.
  • All students must be juniors or seniors (junior status begins in the summer semester after the 10th grade) and eligible to graduate from high school in the spring of their senior year.
  • Students who attend unaccredited high schools and home schools must have completed enough high school coursework to be equivalent to an individual who is classified as a junior or senior at an accredited high school.
  • Students not qualified by grade level may be considered for Opportunity Admissions (policy requirements: Okhighered.org).
  • Receipt of TCC student ID number is the first step of the admission process.
  • College admission is completed when all criteria have been met and the high school transcript and college admission test scores have been vetted by TCC Enrollment Services.
  • PLEASE DO NOT USE A HIGH SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS in online application.

Apply For Admission

Accredited High School Admission Requirements

Must meet at least one of the following criteria:

Accredited High School Composite
Pre-ACT 19 composite
1National ACT 19 composite
1Residual ACT

19 composite

PSAT: 10 or NMSQ 990 composite
SAT 990 composite
Unweighted High School GPA 3.0 unweighted GPA

Unaccredited High School and Home Educated Admission Requirements

Must meet at least one of the following criteria and must have completed enough high school coursework to be equivalent to a junior or senior at an accredited high school:

Unaccredited High School and Home Educated Composite
Pre-ACT 19 composite
1National Act 19 composite
1Residual ACT 19 composite
PSAT: 10 or NMSQ 990 composite
SAT 990 composite

1Although national ACTs may be taken multiple times per year, the residual ACT can only be taken one time per calendar year (from November 1 to October 31) for admission and course placement.

College Enrollment for High School Students

High School Student College Enrollment Policy

  • Zero level courses (intended for remediation or curricular or performance deficiency) and physical education courses are not eligible for high school student enrollment.
  • Maximum combined course load may not exceed 19 credit hours per fall and spring semester or 9 credit hours in the summer.
  • Each high school course (1/2 unit) listed on the semester high school schedule shall be counted as 3 credit hours of course load.
  • Non-academic units are excluded from course load (i.e. athletics, office aid, etc).
  • High School Student College Enrollment Form must be completed and delivered to TCC each semester for course enrollment.
  • Admission to the college does not fulfill enrollment.
  • Submission of the semester's enrollment form does not guarantee enrollment. (See course enrollment requirements below.)
  • Re-enrollment is contingent upon the student maintaining a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in all college work.

Enrollment Requirements

All students must show Reading proficiency to enroll in any course(s) including all Math, English, and Science courses.

Curricular Area Pre-ACT, ACT1 RESIDUAL ACT1 PSAT 10, PSAT NMSQT, SAT
Reading 19 19 510
English 19 19 510
Science 19 19 510
Math2 20 (Math 1513) 20 (Math 1513) 20 (Math 1513)

1Although national ACTs may be taken multiple times per year, the residual ACT can only be taken one time per calendar year (from November 1 to October 31) for admission and course placement.

2Math score requirements vary by course. The six semester unweighted high school GPA may be an option for some math courses. For further information, please contact academic advising.

TCC Accuplacer, Writeplacer & Success Navigator

Admitted students should see academic advising for testing referrals to TCC Accuplacer, Writeplacer and Success Navigator for additional placement testing.

Learn more about Course Placement Testing.

Checklist of Required Materials to Complete High School Student College Admission and Enrollment

  • Current high school transcript
  • Test scores documentation (ACT, PreACT, SAT, PSAT, PSAT10, PSAT NMSQT)
  • TCC Student ID number (received 5-7 days upon completion of online admission application)
  • Photo ID
  • Completed High School Student College Enrollment Form

Once the enrollment application is submitted a student must complete the Schedule Adjustment Form to add, drop, withdraw from courses.

Schedule Adjustment Form

Summer Schedule Adjustment Form

High School Student Tuition Waiver Policy and Procedure

Concurrently-enrolled students first need to read the Tuition Waiver Policy and view the Tuition Waiver Procedure for step-by-step directions to accept the tuition waiver.

Tuition Waiver Policy

Terms and Conditions

Seniors: By Oklahoma statute, each high school senior who meets the eligibility requirements for enrollment shall be entitled to receive a tuition waiver equivalent to the amount of resident tuition for a maximum of eighteen (18) credit hours in their senior year. The senior year begins June 1 following the 11th grade, so the tuition waiver may be used in the summer, fall, or spring of the senior year.

Juniors: In addition to the state of Oklahoma’s senior tuition waiver, Tulsa Community College provides a tuition waiver to each high school junior who meets the eligibility requirements for enrollment. Juniors shall be awarded a tuition waiver equivalent to the amount of resident tuition for a maximum of six (6) credit hours per semester (summer, fall, and spring) during the three semesters of the junior year. The junior year begins June 1 following the 10th grade.

Tuition waivers are awarded for all enrollments unless students drop a class within the college drop period. All hours waived will be counted in the total tuition waiver limits including any grade entered on the transcript: W, AW, I, WN, or A – F grades.

Please take a few minutes right now to confirm that you are enrolled in classes by logging into MyTCC and clicking on the “My Account” link at the top of the page. You are responsible for all college business, including enrollment and payment.

TCC Financial Aid awards and disburses Attend College Early (ACE) tuition waivers after TCC enrollment services has confirmed eligibility and processed your enrollment. Waivers are disbursed after the college drop period for your course.

  1. In order to receive your award, please read the Terms and Conditions and accept your tuition waiver in the Financial Aid Dashboard in MYTCC. The terms and conditions explain the regulations, amount, and timing of your tuition waiver.
  2. To pay course fees and any tuition amount over the waiver limit, you may access the student bursar account information on the MYTCC “my account” and pay by check or credit card. Additionally, you may pay by presenting photo ID to any TCC bursar.

For additional questions, contact the bursar at studentaccounts@tulsacc.edu

Tuition Waiver Procedure

View Tuition Waiver Procedure for steps to accept and receive the tuition waiver.

Counselors Corner: Vital Quick Links

Counselors Corner contains important information for counselors, students, and parents including enrollment and schedule adjustment forms, FAQs and student orientation materials.

Contact TCC Dual Credit Enrollment

Melissa Steadley, Director of Concurrent Enrollment Programs
Phone: (918) 595-7959
Email: lissa.steadley@tulsacc.edu

Deleise Brewer, Coordinator of Concurrent Enrollment Programs
Phone: (918) 595-7961
Email: deleise.brewer@tulsacc.edu

Julie Thompson, Administrative Assistant II for Concurrent Enrollment Programs
Phone: (918) 595-4705
Email: julie.thompson9@tulsacc.edu