What is a transient student at TCC?

A transient student, "guest student", is a student who is enrolled at one college, but taking classes at another that will count toward their degree at their home institution. Generally, this happens when students don't live near their home college over the summer, but want to take a class or two to speed up the obtainment of their degree, or if for some reason they can't take a class at their home institution that they need to graduate. Follow these below steps to get started at TCC.

Transient Student instructions can be found at: Transient Student Instructions

1. Apply for Admission:

First-time, OUT-OF-STATE or students attending a private Florida college or university students should complete the online admission application. Apply - Transient Student

IN-STATE students should apply through the Florida Department of Education portal at FloridaShines. The state of Florida has a portal for electronic submission through the Florida Department of Education web page located at www.floridashines.org.  To get started, select "Take a course at another school" and follow the prompts. 

2. Submit a Transient Letter (Out-Of-State or Private Schools):

Students currently enrolled at an Out-Of-State instituition or a Florida private college or university should follow these transient student instructions and submit a transient letter from the college you are currently attending (home institution) which will list the course(s) you have been approved to take at TCC (host institution). Contact your institution to find out an requirements they may have for transient study.

3. Visit the Advising Center and Register for Classes:

Come to the Advising Center (Student Union, second floor) for walk-in advising Mondays through Thursdays, 8a.m. to 6p.m. and Fridays from 9a.m. to 5p.m., or email advisingcenter@tcc.fl.edu for an appointment. You may register for your classes once your transient application has been approved at both schools.


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