Welcome to the Office of Admissions

Visit Campus

Each semester Tompkins Cortland Community College sponsors an open house for prospective students and parents to see the college firsthand. The next open house will take place on Friday, April 5, 2019.

Campus Tour

Can't attend Open House? No problem. You can still visit us. To set up a visit, call the Admissions office at 607.844.6580, or email

Individual campus visits include a tour with a student ambassador (Main Building and Athletics, with Housing optional) and a follow up with an admissions advisor.


Register for Spring 2019!

Classes start Wednesday, January 23.

  • Need Flexibility? No problem. We've got on campus, online, extension center, and evening sections available.
  • Haven't applied yet? There's still time. Our rolling admissions policy means that applications are still being accepted.
  • Completed coursework elsewhere? Get credit for it! Submit previous high school and college transcripts to see what credits transfer.

Contact or drop by the Admissions Office with any questions. You'll find us in the Enrollment Services Center, room 101, next to the College's main entrance. We're open 8:30 a .m. - 4 p.m. Monday and Friday and 8:30 a m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday.


How to Enroll

First steps (in the following order)

  1. Apply online or, if you prefer, print the admissions application and mail it in.
  2. Have your official transcript(s) sent. Include high school and any colleges you have attended in the past. Electronic transcripts should be sent directly from the institution to Note: students needing a Tompkins Cortland transcript for transfer to another institution visit Academic Records.

Next steps (order is flexible)

Final step

  • Attend Welcome Week events (extended Orientation) and go to class!

Interested in taking just one class?

If you are not officially enrolling in a degree program and are not planning to receive financial aid, then you can register for a class. There are three ways to register: by mail, by fax or in person. Download and complete our registration form. For course information, visit our online course search.

If you are a high school student interested in taking a class through your high school, CollegeNow will guide you through the process.

International Admissions

Students interested in International Admissions work with the College's Office of Global Initiatives on their unique requirements.