Student Testing, Advisement, Registration and Transition

All students must attend a START session prior to beginning their first semester. You can complete START at our main campus in Dryden or virtually! You will receive an email to schedule your START appointment.

At START students will: 

  • Meet individually with an academic advisor to discuss their interests, degree program, course placements, or transfer credits.
  • Select their first semester courses.  
  • Learn what careers connect with their academic program.
  • Learn how to use their myTC3 account.
  • Be introduced to important campus resources. 
  • Review their student bill and financial aid package.

Morning, afternoon, and evening sessions are available. You will receive an email to schedule your START session. 

Front door of the Enrollment Services Center
Student taking notes


Prior to attending START, students should:

  • Submit all prior college transcripts and AP score sheets
  • Complete the Pre-Advising Questionnaire (check your email for this)
  • Set up your myTC3 account
  • Complete the English and Math background surveys (if needed - check your email)

After START check your myTC3 account regularly, specifically your myMAIL, for important email updates.



  • Students will receive an email from the college when it's time to schedule their START session.
  • NEW Students enrolling in the Fall, START sessions will begin in April 
  • NEW Students enrolling in the Spring, START sessions will begin in November 

After START check your myTC3 account regularly, specifically your myMAIL, for important email updates. 

Questions about START? Let us know at or call 607.844.6580.