I have a high school diploma or GED and want to attend college for the the first time.
If you fit this criteria, please follow the steps below:
Submit a free application online.
In order to be eligible for Financial Aid or Tri-C scholarships and grants you must fill out a FAFSA. Learn more about the Financial Aid and Scholarship process at Tri-C.
Have your official* high school transcript, GED, other college transcript(s) and/or military credit sent to the Registrar's office:
Cuyahoga Community College
Office of the Registrar
PO Box 5966
Cleveland OH 44101-0966
*An official transcript must be printed within the last year and sent directly from the institution in a sealed envelope and is designated "official" in writing or by virtue of transcript format. Official transcripts can be hand delivered to any Enrollment Center office as long as the transcript is in a sealed envelope. Faxed transcripts are not accepted.
For more information view Transcript information.
As soon as you apply to Tri-C, the College will generate your my Tri-C space account. Here, you will obtain important information regarding registration, financial aid and course planning. Within my Tri-C space, you will also have an email account. Remember to check your email regularly for important updates. Login to my Tri-C space.
Testing is mandatory to determine the level of Math and English courses approved for registration.
- Take the Placement Test two-hour preparation course review session.
- Go to the nearest Placement Testing Center and take the test. View the Placement Center hours and campus locations.
All new students will be required to attend the MANDATORY:
- Meet with a Student Success Specialist for a New Student Review to review tuition and enrollment requirements and to schedule your New Student Orientation.
- In-person New Student Orientation. During orientation, you will meet with a counselor and schedule your classes.
- Attend New Student Convocation
- Schedule your First Year Experience Success Seminar (FYE)
Call your campus Counseling Office at 216-987-6000 (option 4) to schedule an orientation.
You can register for classes on the Registration Tab of my Tri-C space or in person at the Enrollment Center. In order to register for courses, you must first complete the preparation session, testing, and orientation.
Your registration is not complete until you pay your tuition and fees. There is a payment deadline for each term. Pay your bill or make other arrangements with the Enrollment Center by the payment deadline.
You will need your My Tri-C identification card to conduct business on any Tri-C campus. You can get your picture taken and have your card printed at the Enrollment Center after you have registered for courses.
Buy your books at the campus bookstore or online (see your printed class schedule) before the start of classes. The bookstore offers rentals, e-books, used books and new books. Visit the Tri-C bookstore.