How can TCC students register to take classes as a transient student at another college?

Before you get started:

  1. TCC students must be currently enrolled and have at least a 2.0 TCC and overall grade point average.
  2. Have the course information ready (including course prefix, number, credit hours, and title). Note: Course(s) from the Distance Learning Catalog will be pre-populated in the application.
  3. Complete an application for course(s) at a single institution. If you wish to take courses from different institutions, separate applications are required for each institution.
  4. Check the institution's admission deadline for the desired term and year (check the institution's website to determine deadlines).
  5. Students requesting transient status at FAMU and FSU must meet the following requirements:
    1. Must have completed 50 semester hours or be in their last semester at TCC (exceptions for ROTC)
    2. Must NOT take courses at FAMU or FSU that are available at TCC
    3. NOTE: FSU has strict deadlines of August 1 (Fall), December 1 (Spring), and April 1 (Summer).

Steps to be a Transient Student:

  1. Go to Florida Shines
  2. Hover over Succeed in College
  3. Click on Take a course at another school
  4. Read the important information on this page and then at the bottom of the page, click on Apply or Check Application Status Now
  5. Now log-in using your TCC Student ID number number to create an account.

The form will be submitted electronically to our Advising Center, then the Financial Aid Office and lastly to the Admissions and Record’s Office for verification. Subsequently, the transient application will then be electronically transmitted to your host (transient) institution. You will receive confirmation through your TCC email account. Finally, you may check the status of your transient application anytime by logging back into your account through Florida Shines

Florida Shines Help Desk: 1-877-506-2210 or

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