Student services

All kinds of support for all kinds of students

Community college students often balance a job, family and other responsibilities along with their academic work. And many students come to TCC as the first in their family to attend college. Learn more about our student services, and how we can help you succeed.

Academic and career success

At TCC, a comprehensive team of academic advisors, professional tutors, career coaches and counselors is available to help you develop your academic strengths and tackle challenges. Take advantage of the rich variety of resources available to you as you make the most of your opportunities.

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Academic advising

Advisors address issues related to career, academic difficulty, time management and other obstacles that hinder student success. TCC advisors are on all four campuses and at the Visual Arts Center.

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Students can find one-on-one tutoring in campus Learning Assistance Centers. While appointments are encouraged, walk-ups can find help with immediate academic needs. Services are available six days a week.

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First Year Success

Recognizing that most students need assistance as they transition to college, First Year Success coordinators on each campus provide comprehensive orientations and support for new students and their families.

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Career resources

TCC is committed to assisting students and graduates in finding jobs. The Office of Career and Employment Services provides services to help students prepare and find the career of their dreams.

Center for Military and Veterans Education

The Center for Military and Veterans Education serves military-related students. The staff and advisors at the CMVE – most of whom are veterans or military spouses – will help you with admission needs and financial concerns. Counselors on staff strive to ease the transition from the military to civilian life. Whether you’re a veteran, active duty, spouse or dependent, the CMVE is your one-stop resource.

Personal support

Life can be complicated. That's why TCC offers an array of personal support services, along with programs for special populations.

First generation college students

Are you the first in your family to go to college? TCC’s dedicated resources and support can help you overcome barriers.

Students with disabilities

TCC provides equal access for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses and fully complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Pregnant and parenting students

TCC, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health, provides specialized support for pregnant women, expectant fathers and parents.

Women's Center

TCC’s Women’s Center offers comprehensive, specialized services that range from college transition and time management to leadership training.

Child care

YWCA South Hampton Roads and TCC partner to provide licensed child development centers for ages 2 1/2 to 6 on all campuses.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations helps foster children transition into college and meet their academic goals in higher education

Open Door Project

This federally funded program helps low-income, first-generation college students stay in college and graduate.

International students

Immigration advising and admission assistance are provided by the Office of International Student Services.

Counseling services

Anyone may experience personal difficulties from time to time. Our counseling staff is here to help you work through problems productively.

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Student Services Offices

Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chesapeake Campus

Pass Building, Room 146
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Dean James Edwards

Phone: 757-822-5115

Norfolk Campus

Andrews Building
315 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Dean Emanuel Chestnut

Phone: 757-822-1585

Portsmouth Campus

Building A, Room 150B
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Dean Dana Singleton

Phone: 757-822-2181

Virginia Beach Campus

Building B (Bayside), Room B112
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Dean Marilyn Hodge

Phone: 757-822-7244