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New Student Orientation

Participating in an orientation ensures you're informed about what's happening and how to succeed at TCC. Becoming oriented at TCC is a simple as following steps A-B-C.

A: Before Orientation

New Student Orientation is for first-time college students and students transferring in less than seven credit hours.

Before attending orientation, please complete all of the following admission requirements.

Certain requirements must be completed prior to registering for New Student Orientation and enrolling in classes.

  1. Apply for Admission. 
    New Student Orientation is for first-time college students and students transferring in less than seven credit hours.
  2. Have Test Scores. 
    Submit ACT or SAT scores and take any required course placement exams. If you do not have ACT or SAT scores or if they’re below our requirements for college-level courses, you can come to TCC and take our College Placement Test instead. It’s free! Visit Academic Advising at any campus for placement test referral. If you were a homeschooled student you must submit ACT or SAT scores before taking a placement exam. If you will take the placement test, plan ahead! The Math Accuplacer test CAN NOT be taken on the same day as any other placement test.
  3. Your CWID (college-wide ID).           
    Your CWID is your TCC ID number (it starts with a T). You will need to know your CWID along with your Password, to log on to MyTCC to enroll in classes, check your MyTCC Financial Aid Dashboard, and access your TCC email.

You need test scores before starting New Student Orientation.

  • Submit ACT or SAT scores if you have taken them. Homeschool students are required to take the ACT, SAT, or TCC Course Placement Test.
  • Depending on your ACT or SAT scores you may be required to take our Course Placement Test. If you do not have ACT or SAT scores, take our Course Placement Test. This placement test is free and not timed.
  • Your high school GPA can also be used to determine your placement in courses. We suggest submitting your most recent transcript.

How to submit your transcript

You can submit your high school transcript or GED by contacting the institution you attended and requesting they send it to records@tulsacc.edu. We can also accept them via XAP, Parchment, or postal mail. Note: Transcripts that are emailed must come directly from the institution. We are not able to accept emailed transcripts from the student/family.

How to submit ACT or SAT scores (if you have taken them)

If you have taken the ACT or SAT and have not submitted your ACT or SAT scores to TCC, we suggest taking a picture of your scores and sending them to records@tulsacc.edu. You can submit pictures by taking a screenshot from the official ACT/SAT website OR taking a picture of your official score report ACT/SAT sent via mail. Note: make sure your name, test date, and all scores are visible in the photo. 

Not sure if we have your scores? Email the New Student Orientation Coordinator at nash.mcquarters@tulsacc.edu. Make sure to include your TCC ID number.

Before coming to New Student Orientation, you will need to know how you plan to pay for your classes.

TCC is a great value. Our tuition and fees are among the lowest in the entire region, so while you will experience dynamic faculty, caring staff, and terrific student organizations, you’ll also save money. Your scholarships, grants, and other financial aid support will go further here.

Once you choose your classes and create your schedule, you will have one week to secure your payment and keep those classes on your schedule. If you enroll after August 1, you will have 24 hours to secure your payment.

Don’t worry—we’re here to help. You have several options when it comes to paying for your classes. One of the following is necessary within one week (or 24 hours after August 1) of enrolling to hold your classes:

  1. Complete the FAFSA.
    TCC must receive your FAFSA information from the U.S. Department of Education. This generally takes 3-4 working days after you submit the FAFSA. Be sure to watch your email and submit any requested documentation. We cannot provide financial aid if you do not submit the requested documents. Remember, if you are receiving Oklahoma’s Promise or Tulsa Achieves you must complete the FAFSA. Learn more about completing the FAFSA.
  2. Enroll in an Interest-Free Payment Plan.
    TCC has several payment plans that help spread the cost of college over several months. There is a $35 enrollment service fee if you choose to set up a payment plan with a credit card or a bank account. Learn more about payment methods.
  3. Third-Party Payments.
    If you have a Tribal Grant, Veterans’ Benefits, or Voc Rehab, be sure and let us know so we can hold your enrollment. If you will be using outside scholarships, employer reimbursement, or another type of third-party payment, you will need to provide documentation to our Bursar office before you enroll in your classes.
  4. Pay in Full.
    You can pay the entire amount of your tuition and fees at the time you enroll. You will have one week (24 hours when enrollment occurs after May 1 for summer classes or August 1 for fall classes) to pay your account.

Questions?

For questions about your application status and submitting your test scores and transcripts email the New Student Orientation office at orientation@tulsacc.edu. Make sure to include your TCC ID number.

B: Complete Orientation

Right now, all students can do the Online New Student Orientation. 

  • Complete it anytime on a computer, phone, or tablet
  • It takes about 45-60 minutes
  • Pass the quiz at the end to remove your orientation

After that, you'll get a link to meet with an academic advisor on Zoom. If you want, you can meet with an advisor in person too.

Registration for the summer and fall orientations will open on March 1st. 

In the meantime, it is highly encouraged that students do the following: 

Attend Orientation

Complete New Student Orientation, meet with an academic advisor, and enroll in courses.

Register for Orientation

C: After Orientation

Now that you have completed orientation, our goal is to answer your questions and make your transition to TCC as smooth as possible. So don't be shy, shoot us a text about any questions or concerns you have.

NSO Student Leaders pose together at TCC Southeast Campus

Justin Moua

Text: 539-217-0059

Justin Moua, TCC New Student Orientation Leader

Major: Computer Information Systems, Sophomore, Full-time         
Hometown & Language: Owasso / Speaks English, and Hmong         
Campus: Metro, Northeast, and Southeast         
Involvement: Tulsa Achieves, Honors Program, First Generation, Work-Study, and Student Organizations


Alice Vu

Text: 539-208-1813

Alice Vu, TCC New Student Orientation Leader

Major: Pre- Nursing, Freshman, Full-time         
Hometown & Language: Tulsa / Speaks English, and Vietnamese         
Campus: Northeast & Southeast         
Involvement: International Student, TRIO


Joaquim “JP” Paulo

Text: 539-208-1795

Joaquim "JP" Paulo, TCC New Student Orientation Leader

Major: Computer Engineering, Freshman, Full-time         
Hometown & Language: Angola / Speaks English, and Portuguese         
Campus: Metro, Northeast, and Southeast         
Involvement: International Student


Leonildo Culenda

Text: 539-208-1690

Leonildo Culenda, TCC New Student Orientation Leader

Major: Computer Information Systems, Sophomore, Full-time         
Hometown & Language: Angola / Speaks English and Portuguese         
Campus: Southeast, Metro, Northeast, and Online         
Involvement: International Student


Brenda Yao

Text: 539-208-1664

Brenda Yao, TCC New Student Orientation Leader

Major: Liberal Arts, Freshman, Full-time         
Hometown & Language: Tulsa / English, Mandarin, & French         
Campus: Southeast, Metro, Northeast, & Online         
Involvement: International Student, and Student Organizations


Lyric Ward

Text: 539-766-9115

Lyric Ward, TCC New Student Orientation Leader

Major: Nursing, Freshman, Full-time         
Hometown & Language: Pleasanton, TX / Speaks English         
Campus: Southeast         
Involvement:  First Generation, Parent


Hunter Blevins

Text: 539-766-8943

Hunter Blevins, TCC New Student Orientation Leader

Major: Environmental Sciences & Natural Resources, Part-Time         
Hometown & Language: Sand Springs / Speaks English         
Campus: West, Metro, and Online         
Involvement: Work-study, Over 26 years old


Sean Tonquest

Text: 539-208-1575

Sean Tonquest, TCC New Student Orientation Leader

Major: Psychology, Freshman, Full-time         
Hometown & Language: Tulsa / Speaks English         
Campus: Southeast         
Involvement: Tulsa Achieves, Work-study


Jasmine Essink

Text: 539-208-1713

Jasmine Essink, TCC New Student Orientation Leader

Major: Theatre, Freshman, Full-time         
Hometown & Language: Jenks / Speaks English         
Campus: Southeast         
Involvement: Tulsa Achieves, Student Organizations


Ethan Buckman

Text: 539-208-1571

Ethan Buckman, TCC New Student Orientation Leader

Major: Psychology, TCC Alumn         
Hometown & Language: Tulsa / Speaks English         
Campus: Metro         
Involvement: Tulsa Achieves, TRiO, First Generation, and Work-Study


Ethan Clegg

Text: 539-217-0284

Ethan Clegg, TCC New Student Orientation Leader

Major: Electrical Engineering, Freshman         
Hometown & Language: Tulsa / Speaks English         
Campus: Northeast, and Metro         
Involvement: Tulsa Achieves, Work-study, Honors Program


Kaylyn Davenport

Text: 539-766-9236

Kaylyn Davenport, TCC New Student Orientation Leader

Major: Business Administration (Marketing), Freshman, Part-time         
Hometown & Language: Broken Arrow / Speaks English         
Campus: Southeast & Online         
Involvement: Tulsa Achieves


Sarah Cook-Jeffries

Text: 539-208-1588

Sarah Cook-Jeffries, TCC New Student Orientation Leader

Major: Enterprise Development (Economics), Sophomore, Full-time         
Hometown & Language: Tulsa / Speaks English         
Campus: Southeast, Online, & Metro         
Involvement: First Generation, Over 26 years old, True Blue Lead, Parent

Nash McQuarters

Nash McQuarters, TCC New Student Orientation Coordinator

NSO Coordinator
nash.mcquarters@tulsacc.edu

Trent Gleason

Trent Gleason, TCC New Student Orientation Specialist

NSO Specialist
trent.gleason@tulsacc.edu

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NSO Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all students who are new to college and degree-seeking are required to attend New Student Orientation.

Concurrently-enrolled student who are not yet graduating high school DO NOT need to attend New Student Orientation.

However, graduating seniors and high school graduates who participated in Concurrent Enrollment are required to attend New Student Orientation if you are a college freshman and seeking a degree from TCC.

No, all new degree-seeking students have an Advising and New Student Orientation hold that will be removed when you enroll in classes at New Student Orientation.

  • A government issued photo ID such as a driver's license or passport is required for check-in.
  • A form of payment (Completed FAFSA, Tulsa Achieves Agreement Form, Third-Party Scholarship, Payment plan, or Full payment).
  • ACT, SAT, or placement test scores are required for course placement. If you have not previously submitted these scores to TCC, please bring them to your New Student Orientation session.

New Student Orientation is about preparing you for success at TCC. You will be introduced to TCC resources, student services, and college enrichment opportunities. You will meet other new students at TCC. You will also meet one-on-one with an academic advisor, review your degree plan, review your MyTCC Financial Aid Dashboard, and enroll in your classes.

Yes! We welcome guests at New Student Orientation and even have a special Family Orientation session for them to attend. To accommodate everyone, we ask that you limit to one guest. We do not provide childcare.

Yes, will meet with an academic advisor, review your intended major and your degree plan so you will know what classes to choose. Then you will enroll in your classes.

No, if you happen to arrive late or leave before the completion of your orientation session, your holds will remain and it will be necessary to register for another session. It is important to arrive on time for check in, and stay in attendance for the entire session.

Yes. Email us at orientation@tulsacc.edu or call 918-595-7660 to let us know you cannot make your scheduled orientation and then register for a new session.

Bring your documents to New Student Orientation and turn them in at the appropriate student services office before your orientation start time. If you are not sure where to turn in your documents call us before at 918-595-8000.

While we prefer our students attend an in-person New Student Orientation session, we do allow for students over the age of 25, students who participated in Concurrent Enrollment, and residing out-of-state to complete the online orientation.

If you have a circumstance that prohibits you from attending in person, please contact us at orientation@tulsacc.edu.

Yes, however you will need to take our Course Placement Test before attending New Student Orientation.

No, you are free to attend New Student Orientation at whichever campus or date is most convenient for you.