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Nancy Sprick
Career Counselor


Career Center Offerings

  • Computer lab and study tables
  • Presentations by college representatives
  • College brochures
  • Career resources
  • ACCUPLACER assessment for enrollment at TCC, including Running Start
  • Financial aid information and materials
  • Field trips to local colleges and career events; get permission slips from the career center
  • College and scholarship application assistance
  • Help completing the FAFSA and WASFA
  • Help understanding financial aid award letters

Worksite Learning: Earn Credit for Your Job

See Mr. Sieg
  • Thursdays in room 120 (across from nurse's office)

Update your e-mail in Career Cruising​!

  • Username is tps-####### (your student number prefaced with tps-). 
  • Password is your birthdate in this format: MMDDYYYY. (Example: May 4, 2001 = 05042001) 
  • Enter the e-mail address you check and get notices of events and activities such as:
    • field trips
    • college representative visits
    • job fairs
    • volunteer opportunities



Volunteering, Campus Events, and Other Opportunities 


Whether you’re considering a four-year university, community or technical college, apprenticeship, or military service, advance preparation ensures that you have the chance to explore all the opportunities available to you.​ is Tacoma's one-stop-shop to get you ready for life after high school.

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College Visits to the Career Center

To attend a presentation, sign up and get a permission slip from the bulletin board outside the career center.      

9/18, period 5: Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks,
10/7, p. 3: Willamette Univ. 
10/7, p. 5: Whitman College
10/21, p. 3: Linfield College
10/21, p. 6: Johns Hopkins Univ.  

File Your FAFSA!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-20 school year is open. You will need:
* 2017 income info, including bank statements, W2s, 2017 tax return
* Social Security number or green card
* Additional financial info about child support, TANF benefits, real estate, family business, investments, etc.

Your FSA ID is a username and password you will use to sign your FAFSA electronically. Create your FSA ID.


 Additional Resources​

  • FAFSA and WASFA completion
  • College Bound Scholarship
  • ACCUPLACER practice
  • NCAA Eligibility Center
  • Common Application
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Career exploration websites
  • College Affordability and Transparency Center
  • SAT and PSAT practice with Khan Academy