Tacoma Community College (TCC)


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:

  • 2+2 Bachelor's Degree (in 25+ areas of study)
  • English language preparation (English for Academic Purposes)
  • Certificate programs
  • Study Abroad (3, 6 or 9 months)

Benefits of choosing Tacoma Community College include:

  • Easy online application process
  • No TOEFL or IELTS required for admission
  • Low cost, but high quality education
  • Small, tight-knit international student community
  • Excellent student support services, including free tutoring and counselling
  • Multicultural city/location
  • Beautiful and safe campus, near public transit, restaurants, shopping and more

  • Email: international@tacomacc.edu

  • Phone: (253) 566-5190

  • Type of University: Community college

  • Year founded: 1965

  • Total Students: 4,000 full-time

  • Percentage of foreign students: 6%

  • No. of undergraduate students: 100%

  • International students: 250

  • No. of postgraduate students: 0%


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 demonstrating sufficient funds

- Copy of High School or College Transcript

- Copy of Passport Photo Page

Step 3: Pay $50 application fee and $50 mailing 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 and documents will be expressed mailed to your home.


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): 65

SAT: 470 (reading score)

ACT: 19

Pearson: 46

Cambridge A & O Level Scores: A, B or C in English 101 


Cost of attendance

Tuition and Fees$12,000

Application Fee


Provides sim card to foreign students

Provides guidance to foreign students for housing


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