TSC Parents FAQ's

We hope this information is useful to you as your student begins their college journey at TSC. While these years represent an important voyage for your student, we believe that it will also be a time of learning and growth for you.

Tips for Parents


Focusing on Your Studies

TSC is consistently ranked as one of the top community colleges in the nation. We are proud to offer over 70 degree and certificate programs that prepare our students to either continue their education at a four-year university or start their careers right away. If your child is unsure which path to take, our Career Center can assist with finding a program and future career that best matches their strengths and passions. With hundreds of class offerings in a variety of formats, including traditional face-to-face, online, hybrid, Friday-only, and Weekend College, we make it easy for our students to succeed. In addition, we offer students many support services and opportunities to enrich their education:

Local Area

Sending your student off to college isn’t easy, but we’re here to give you peace of mind. Tallahassee is often ranked as one of the top college towns in the nation and featured on many lists of good "medium-sized cities" to live in. Upwards of 60,000 domestic and international college students converge here each year to attend TSC, Florida State University (FSU), or Florida A&M University. We also enjoy beautiful canopy roads, historic locations, hiking and biking trails, and more.

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Planning a visit? Check out events, dining, shopping, and adventure opportunities here.


Looking for the perfect place to call home? While we don’t have on-campus housing, affordable student housing options are located just a few minutes from campus. To explore your options, click here to search apartments near campus or contact Student Services at (850) 201-8420 or DOS@tcc.fl.edu.

For information about utilities, public transportation, and more, please visit the City of Tallahassee website.

Legal Information (FERPA)


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. Students have privacy now based on the education rights and privacy act, and they will need to grant 3rd party (parent/legal guardian) access if they so choose. To learn more about FERPA, click


Tallahassee State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.  

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