Frequently Asked Questions

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

    • No, but students can take the GED test and once they pass, they can come to TCI College. For more information, click here.
    • To locate a GED Testing Center, click here
  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 students can work with the Career Services Department. Obtaining a degree can help with your job search but does not guarantee placement, placement in a particular position, or a specific salary.
  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.


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