Apply to Tunxis in 5 Easy Steps
New and transfer students interested in registering for classes at Tunxis Community College must complete the Application for Admission. Complete and return the application with the $20 nonrefundable application fee and required documents (see below) to the Admissions Office. Students who have been away from Tunxis for more than two years must submit an updated application, but do not have to pay the application fee. Students who have attended another Connecticut Community College must also submit an application and related documents, but do not have to pay the application fee.
NOTE: International students seeking a student visa (F-1) read this.
Application materials should be hand delivered or mailed to:
Tunxis Community College
271 Scott Swamp Rd.
Farmington, CT 06032
A. Submit proof of high school completion by submitting a copy of your high school diploma, transcripts that include your graduation date, or your GED certificate. Students who have a college or university degree may submit proof of their degree completion in lieu of a high school diploma. NOTE: Students currently in high school can submit the application prior to graduation but must submit proof of graduation prior to registering for classes.
B. Connecticut state law requires that students enrolled in a degree or certificate program, or those who are enrolling full-time must submit proof of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox); two doses of each immunization are required. This documentation must be on file with the College prior to registering for classes; you will not be able to register for classes until these documents are submitted. Exemptions to this requirement are detailed on our Immunization Form.
All students new to Tunxis Community College must take the college placement assessment, Accu-placer. You are exempt from this requirement if you have previously completed a transferable college-level English composition and math course; courses must have a grade of “C” or better. An unofficial transcript may be used for advising and prerequisite compliance purposes, but an official transcript is required if you wish to transfer coursework to Tunxis. Students may also be exempt from testing based on their SAT or ACT scores. Schedule your placement test, or to see if you are exempt from testing based on your SAT or ACT scores and to complete a testing waiver form. Your application must be on file with the College prior to scheduling your placement assessment.
While it is optional, students are encouraged to apply for financial aid. To be eligible for financial aid you must enroll, either full-time or part-time, in a degree program or approved certificate. If you are interested in applying for financial aid, you should complete the online Free Application for Tunxis Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The school code for Tunxis Community College is 009764. Visit the Financial Aid web page for additional information.
As a new or transfer student, you will be contacted by the Admissions Office regarding course enrollment opportunities. Readmitting students (those away two or more years), can call the Academic Advising Center at 860.773.1510, to schedule an advising appointment. Readmitting students should have their application on file prior to scheduling an advising appointment. Transfer students should bring an unofficial transcript to the registration session.
Summer/Winter Registration Guide
If you are taking summer/winter credit courses with a goal of transferring them to another college, here are the steps you should take:
- Prior to registering for the course, you will want to confirm with the receiving college that your Tunxis courses will be accepted toward your studies.
- Application for admission (if you haven’t taken courses at TCC in the past two years) – Those students who are transferring TCC courses to their home college should apply as non-degree students.
- Search for courses
- Registration form
- Proof of prerequisites that may be needed to take the TCC course. (unofficial transcript is sufficient)
Here are the ways to submit your paperwork.
- Mail completed forms, unofficial transcripts and full payment to
Records Office (Registrar), Summer/Winter Registration
271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT 06032
- Email materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fax completed registration form and credit card payment to the Records Office/Registrar at 860.606.9766.
- Online: (https://www.online.commnet.edu/pls/j/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon)
- In-person (Records Office hours are Mon-Thur 8:30a-5p, Fri 8:30a-1p)
Please call or email the office to inquire about adjusted hours during the summer.
Summer registrations will be processed beginning on April 1, winter registrations on November 1, however you are welcome to mail or email your registration prior to this date.
After you complete the course and final grades are entered, you can log into your Tunxis student portal (my.commnet.edu) to request to have your official transcript sent. Tunxis now uses etranscripts.
High School Seniors
We encourage you to work with your guidance counselor during the application process as they like to keep track of where their students intend to continue their education. You may apply online or use our traditional application (see above). Upon graduation and prior to course registration, you are required to provide a copy of your diploma or a completed transcript that shows your graduation date.
Students applying to Tunxis Community College after having attended another college or university should also apply as outlined above. Additionally, students intending to transfer to TCC should arrange to have an “official copy” of their transcripts sent directly to the Admissions Office at Tunxis from their previous school(s). Transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be submitted in English with an accompanying evaluation to U.S. equivalencies to be considered for transfer purposes. Students wishing to have their credit evaluated for transfer into Tunxis must complete a Transfer Evaluation Form.
Not A High School Graduate? Home Schooled?
If you do not have a high school diploma, you may still attend Tunxis Community College, but only as a part-time, non-degree seeking student. Those who are not high school graduates should apply as outlined above and additionally, must complete placement testing as a part of the application process. Applicants who do not hold a high school diploma or GED are not eligible for federal or state-sponsored financial aid programs. Home-schooled students must schedule an appointment with a representative of the Admissions Office to discuss their intended plan of study. Please call 860.773.1490 to schedule an appointment.
Tuition & Fees
For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 860.773.1490 or via email email@example.com.