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Checklist for Continuing Students

It is the responsibility of each student to obtain advising and approval for their course selections from their academic advisor prior to registering. Registering for classes that your advisor has not approved can seriously compromise your ability to fulfill degree requirements and may have unintended financial consequences. Students must also obtain permission from the course instructor for any course listed in the Schedule of Classes as requiring instructor approval.

Override forms for waivers of prerequisites, corequisites, major restriction, degree restriction, or closed classes must be authorized in writing and recorded by the Office of the Registrar. All approvals/overrides must be recorded before you can register. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for more information.

Failure to resolve holds on your account can result in late payment penalties. An initial Late Payment Fee of $50 will be charged on any outstanding balance during the first billing period. A one and one-third percent monthly (16 percent annually) Late Payment Penalty will be assessed on any outstanding balance thereafter. In addition, failure to make timely payment of housing charges violates the dormitory agreement and may result in eviction. Furthermore, unpaid accounts can be referred to a collection agency. For the most up-to-date information about holds, please contact the Office of the Bursar.

The financial planning process should begin well before you are admitted to the institution and continue throughout your academic career. Please contact the Office of the Bursar, located at 133 Thompson Hall, for information about payment options and important deadlines concerning Tuition and Student Fees. Students that live in the Residential Halls, please contact Residential Services concerning payment options for Housing.

You may register online via the myTC portal (see "Courses" tab) or in-person at the Office of the Registrar located in 324 Thorndike Hall.