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Orientation, Registration, and Enrollment

A wise placement process requires a little extra work from everyone but is essential for mutual success. The enrollment process to hold a seat is basically: register each student, enroll in classes, submit placement materials, receive placement approval, and then make initial payment. The whole process takes 1-2 weeks. If at any time you have questions during the process, please contact us using live chat from our website or email to [email protected].

Do Your Homework First 🙂

Do your research and get your questions answered before you enroll. We have many courses and plenty of seating, so you do not have to rush to hold seats while you are deciding. We want your enrollment to be an well-informed no-pressure experience that builds a successful enduring partnership between you and TPS.

  • We offer New Family Enrollment Meetings by phone to help first-time enrolling families choose courses and navigate the enrollment and placement process. Please use this New Family Meeting Information form (to download the form document, right-click the link and “Save link as…”) to make the request.
  • TPS Diploma students are each assigned a dedicated adviser to assist with with course planning, enrollment management, and more. Diploma students also have some fees waived with no added fees. To learn more, please review our Diploma Plan benefits. If you are considering full-time enrollment, let us know this before you enroll so we may save you time and money. Please use this Academic Advising Background Information form (to download the form document, right-click the link and “Save link as…”) to make the initial request.
  • Our extensive web site information is browsable and searchable, and we have expert staff available all day to answer your questions in chat (we may also offer you a phone call for extended discussions to support your enrollment). Familiarize yourself with some critical information:
  • Our Course Catalog (which supports filtered searching and browsing) provides crucial information for every course, including prerequisites, placement tests, fees, class schedules, required texts and materials, sample classes, testimonials, and more.
  • Prior to proceeding with enrollment, please carefully review the Enrollment Agreement.

Enroll Students in Classes

  • Please do all your research and settle your plans and schedule before you enroll. We have many courses and plenty of seating, so you should not rush to hold seats as contingencies or while you are deciding.
  • Create your family accountset your time zone, and add your students.
    • Creating a family account is totally free, and it also gets you on our mailing list.
    • Setting your time zone displays all class times in your local time when you are searching or browsing TPS courses.
    • Adding students allows you to enroll them in classes.
  • Login to your family account, add students (if you have not already), add classes to and remove classes from your Cart until you have a schedule you like, then enroll in them with a single click.
    • Detailed steps for enrolling a student in a class.
    • You may add more classes anytime.
    • You may drop a class yourself within the first week of enrolling in that class, or request TPS Support to drop it after that.
  • Immediately after you enroll, you will receive two automated emails for each course.
    • One email discusses scheduling and payment for that specific seat. Please review it to verify correct class and time.
    • One email discusses placement and Teacher Approval for the course. Please carefully follow any guidance to submit placement information, tests, essays or other work specified.
  • Please do not pay until you have a Held Seat with Teacher Approval.

Placement Approval and Initial Payment

  • Note: You must be enrolled in a course prior to submitting placement materials for that course.
  • Submit Teacher Approval materials and placement tests, due within one week of enrolling in a course (no extensions, sorry!).
  • After you have Teacher Approval for a Held Seat in a class, make your first payment by eCheck (preferred) or credit card. You may also request a Special Payment Plan by emailing [email protected].
    • Please do not pay for a Wait List seat (there is never a fee for a Wait List seat).
    • Please do not pay for a Held Seat in a course until you have Teacher Approval for that course.
  • Detailed steps for paying for classes.

Getting Ready for Class

  • Shortly before the course begins, order your textbooks and other materials. Make sure to order by ISBN, to make sure you get the right editions and versions. The required list can be found in the Resources section of the course details for each course.
  • The week before the course begins, we will send preparation instructions for getting to class. Please make sure to follow the instructions well before your first class.
  • Everything else you need — including assignments, grades, class messages, and more — will be provided, explained and demonstrated in class after the start of the course.

If at any time you have questions during the process, please contact us using live chat from our website or email to [email protected].