Tacoma Community College (TCC)

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Ranked as one of the top 50 community colleges in the United States, Tacoma Community College is committed to the success of each student and excited to welcome international students from around the globe. Join us in the beautiful Puget Sound region! TCC offers:

  • 29 Associate Degrees
  • 26 Professional and Certificate Certificates
  • 52 Areas of study to prepare you for transfer to a four-year university
  • Easy online application process
  • Excellent student support services, including free tutoring, student-sponsored activities, and more
  • A dedicated and friendly International Programs staff who will support your needs and make you feel at home
  • Beautiful, safe and conveniently located campus, near public transit, restaurants, shopping and more

  • Email: international@tacomacc.edu

  • Phone: (253) 566-5190

  • Location: Washington, United States

  • Year founded: 1965

  • Worldwide rank: (not reported)

  • International students: 400+

  • Total Students: 6000

  • Percentage of foreign students: 7%


Application Statistics

  • Undergraduate acceptance rate:

  • 100%

Free tuition for foreign students

Scholarship for foreigners?

Application process

Step 1: Apply Online

Step 2: Submit all supporting documents

- Bank Statement in English demonstrating sufficient funds

-Copy of High School or College Transcript

-Copy of Passport Photo Page

Step 3: Pay $55 application fee

That's it! Provided all of above steps are completed prior to the application deadline, students will be admitted to TCC for the upcoming quarter. We guarantee to process an I-20 within 2-business days of completing the application. 


Application Deadlines:

Fall Quarter: August 15

Winter Quarter: November 15

Spring Quarter: February 15

Summer Quarter: May 15

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Standardized Test Requirements

Students are NOT required to submit an IELTs or TOEFL score for admission.


Minimum score required for direct placement into English 101 goes as follows:

IELTS: 6.0

TOEFL (internet-based): 70


Cost of attendance

Tuition and Fees $12,000
Housing $6000

Application Fee


Provides sim card to foreign students

Provides guidance to foreign students for housing


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