Welcome to Trident University Student Orientation

Here's how to get started quickly and effectively:


  1. Read through Getting Started
    Go to this link for a simple over view of how the Trident teaching method works, how each course is structured, and what you are expected to do in each course.

  2. Student Orientation Overview
    For an overview on navigation within Trident’s MyTLC Portal and to learn how to manage your Student Account please view the following videos:
    Navigating the TLC Portal
    Managing Student Account

    From your TLC Classroom in the MyTLC Portal there are more in-depth tutorials on how to access your course materials and how to submit assignments, click on the “my TLC Courses” link under the “Online classroom” from the MyTLC Portal page.

    To access more in-depth tutorials on Trident portals and Library, please review our Student Support page: http://support.trident.edu

  3. Write your assignment
    Click here to download the Student Guide to Writing a High Quality Academic Paper. (Note: After you click Download, then select Open with Adobe Acrobat and click OK.) Learning the basics of a well written and well constructed argument will keep you from getting writer's block and show you how to turn your perspective into a simple, clear work product.


    Other helpful information

    Help for writing your papers:

    Correct, Effective Punctuation and Writing Mechanics

    How to avoid Slang, Jargon, and Cliche

    How to avoid plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing, by Miguel Roig, Ph.D.

    The Writing Center at University of Wisconsin website

    The official source for all Trident University policies is the University Catalog. It is available to you 24/7. When you click on that link, you will see a list of links to university catalogs and brochures. The university catalog is updated regularly. Students have the right to select the version of the University Catalog that applies to them; they may choose either the current catalog or the one that was in effect when they first joined Trident University. Within the catalog, please pay particular attention to the following policies:

        >> Grading and Academic Performance
        >> Academic Probation
        >> Extensions/Grade of Incomplete
        >> Leave of Absence
        >> Grade Challenges and Grade Petitions