What is TMC3?
TMC3 is an innovative new three-year degree program that enables motivated undergraduate students in pursuit of a bachelor's degree a traditional college experience and an extra year of earning power. Qualified students can save both time and money by completing a traditional four-year bachelor's degree in just three years at a very competitive tuition rate.
How Does it Work?
The three-year degree is completed during the course of eight semesters. While TMC3 compresses the time frame for degree attainment by an entire year, the classes themselves are not accelerated. The structure of TMC3 is year-round, with students generally taking 18 hours in the fall and spring semesters and 12 hours in two summer terms. You can take courses pertaining to your major in the fall and spring semesters and complete general education (core curriculum) requirements during the summer terms. Should you want to opt out and not continue in the compressed track, you have the option of moving to the normal four-year track at Thomas More College any time during the program.
How Do You Qualify?
To be considered for the program, you must have a 3.0 G.P.A. in your high school coursework and a 26 ACT composite score or 1170 SAT score. (Education and nursing majors are not eligible for the three-year degree due to the time constraints of clinicals and student teaching requirements.) The program is designed for traditional-aged students and well-suited for those who have earned AP or dual credit. Although the credit will not reduce the required number of semesters, it can reduce your course load.
Like the four-year degree program, the coursework reflects a strong emphasis on liberal arts. It's an ideal program for students who want to gain entry into medical or law school a year earlier than their peers or for motivated students who want a head start in the workplace.
Information about the eligibility requirements, applications process and tuition pricing can be obtained through the links at the top of the page. For more information about this specialized program at Thomas More College contact the Office of Admissions at 859-344-3332.