New Thomas Nelson Students

Step 1: Apply to Thomas Nelson

Applying to the College is free. Before you apply, please review our How to Apply page.

The completed application will indicate your domicile status, Student ID number, and MyTNCC username and temporary password. Make sure to keep this information handy.

College Application

Step 2: Sign in to MyTNCC

After completing the College application, set up your MyTNCC account using your MyTNCC username and temporary password.

MyTNCC provides access to important student information and your College email account. Check your College email account and Student Center regularly.

Sign in to MyTNCC

Step 3: Navigate your Next Steps

Use your MyTNCC username and password to sign in to Navigate, which will guide you through your next steps, including:

  • Applying for Financial Aid & VA Benefits
  • Completing the Virginia Placement Test
  • Meeting with an Academic Advisor
  • Selecting Classes to Register for in MyTNCC
  • Paying Tuition

Sign in to Navigate

Next Steps

Placement Testing

This is not an admissions test. The test will place you in the appropriate level English and math classes.

» Testing Center

New Student Orientation

Attend orientation and learn about programs of study, transferring to a four-year institution, campus resources, and meet with advisors and staff.

» New Student Orientation

Academic Advising

Speak to an advisor before registering for classes. Select classes thoughtfully to ensure success in completing your goals.

» Academic Advising

Register for Classes

Register for classes online through MyTNCC.

» Register for Classes


Pay Tuition

Pay for all tuition and fees on time to ensure you aren't dropped from classes. Buy books before the first day of class.

» Tuition and Fees

» Bookstore

Student ID and Parking Permit

All Thomas Nelson students are required to have a student ID and valid parking permit. The cost is included in your tuition and fees.

» Student ID and Parking Permit

In this Section

  • JumpStart is an exciting 4-day intensive orientation to college life and Thomas Nelson specifically.

  • New Student Orientation is a fun and interactive way to learn about programs, academic and student resources, transferring to a four-year institution, and student life.

  • Visit our New Student Success Center and explore possible career pathways and programs offered at the College.

  • A mentoring program that matches successful and experienced students with new students.