Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does TCI accept students that do not have a High School Diploma or GED?

    • No, but they do offer a unique College Prep program to help students prepare to pass the GED test and receive their High School equivalency..
  2. I read that TCI has something called dual Accreditation, what does that mean exactly?

    • TCI spent the time and energy to complete the necessary steps for accreditation by the New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education as well as from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  Due to the school's dual accreditation,TCI has secured articulation agreements with local colleges and universities, and the credits completed at TCI are recognized nationally.
  3. I know some colleges have large auditoriums where they hold some classes, does TCI have any?

    • NO. Although TCI has lots of classrooms, 50% of which are labs, none of the rooms are auditorium style.  As a matter of fact the average class size at TCI is only 20 students.
  4. Going to College is good and all but will I get a job when I graduate?

    • No one can guarantee anything but TCI has a very strong placement rate.  91% of the students that work with the Career Service Department at TCI are placed upon graduation.
  5. The financial aid process seems difficult and I am sure it is hard to get assistance to go to school, right?

    • Actually, the process is fairly easy and TCI has a large staff of financial aid counselors who provide personal assistance in this process.  Some other interesting facts to note are
      • 94% of TCI freshmen receive some type of financial assistance.
      • 79% of TCI freshmen receive the federal Pell grant.
      • 78% of TCI freshmen receive the New York State TAP grant.