Transfer programs

Tidewater Community College is the smart choice if you’re planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university.

Students who transfer to four-year colleges after attending community college are more likely to finish their degrees on time, and they generally perform better academically than students who start there.

TCC has guaranteed admission agreements with many public and private colleges and universities. If you take the required courses, achieve the required grades, and complete other parts of the transfer process, you’re in!

Here’s the best part: TCC’s transfer degrees generally fulfill the requirements of the first two years at a four-year college. That means you will:

  • save thousands on the cost of your degree
  • usually transfer to a four-year college as a junior

What can you major in?

With 7 associate degrees, your choices are wide open. A shorter certificate in general education can get you on your way to a four-year degree, too.

Business Administration Transfer Degree Program

Business Administration

Gain knowledge that can take you to a four-year college and into business. And, our textbook-free degree option can lower your costs!

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Computer Science

You’ll be ready to pursue a four-year degree in computer science after completing TCC’s Associate of Science with Specialization in Computer Science.

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Get your gears turning at TCC in this competitive and in-demand field.

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General Studies

If you’re not sure what to study, or want to customize your curriculum, check out this associate degree.

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Liberal Arts

Build a foundation in critical thinking that can take you almost anywhere.

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Experience the academic rigor you’ll need for disciplines like chemistry, biology, mathematics, nursing, pharmacy and more! 

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Social Sciences

Thinking about psychology, political science, economics, geography or history? These and many more fields will be within your reach.

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Certificate in General Education

While not as comprehensive as the Associate Degree in General Studies, this program will help you meet some of your college requirements. 

Meet some of our successful transfer students

Meghan Edwards

Meghan Edwards

From here to the Ivy League: “My time at TCC really changed the course of my life."

Eric Richwine with scholarship donors

Eric Richwine

From here to U.Va.'s prestigious McIntire School of Commerce

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Save thousands

The Two-Year College Transfer Grant provides qualifying students up to $1,000 per year during completition of a bachelor’s degree. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics students may receive an additional $1,000!

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More transfer options

TCC works with many colleges and universities to develop transfer agreements that generally provide course-by-course equivalents for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. 

Go Where You Want to Go

Transfer fairs

TCC graduates really do go anywhere. See which colleges are coming to recruit on our campuses.

  • Start your transfer planning early!

It’s never too early to plan your path to the 4-year college or university of your dreams. Before you sign up for any courses at TCC, be sure to meet with one of our transfer counselors.

  • Still in high school?

Talk with your parents and guidance counselor. TCC Career Coaches are available in all public high schools in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach.

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