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Open to TCC students and alumni
Info sessions scheduled for February


HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Feb. 16, 2005) – Tidewater Community College and the University of Virginia invite TCC students and TCC graduates to consider a UVA bachelor’s degree taught by UVA faculty on TCC campuses.

Preparing for its second year, the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) program is open to current and former TCC students who completed high school at least four years ago, have 60 hours of transferable credit, and a 2.0 GPA. The second cohort of the BIS program begins fall, 2005.

To be considered for fall 2005, prospective students should attend an Information Session with UVA on TCC’s Norfolk Campus on Feb. 21. For times and details, go to (

As a second step to enter the program, students can schedule an appointment with a UVA advisor (send e-mail to at the Virginia Beach Campus Feb. 22, 23 or 24.

For questions call 822-7211 or TCC’s Information Center at 822-1122.


Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 35,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit