International students

If you're coming to TCC as an international student, our Office of International Student Services will help you get started.

Immigration advising, admission assistance, new student orientation and other support services are provided by the Office of International Student Services on the Virginia Beach Campus.

Lauren Escobales
Principal Designated School Official
International Student Advisor

Jessica Watson
Designated School Official
Intercultural Programming and Communications Specialist

Virginia Beach Campus
Princess Anne Building, Room 107
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Contact us

Phone: 757-822-7342
Fax: 757-822-7544

IMPORTANT additional information

TCC is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

F-1 visa students at Tidewater Community College may enroll only in classes required for the course of study listed on the form I-20 that are located at TCC’s four comprehensive campuses (Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach) and the Visual Arts Center.

Please note: students may continue to enroll in one 3-credit online course per semester to count toward full-time enrollment.

Enrollment in classes at any off-campus location is not permitted, and is considered to be a violation of status. There is no exception to this policy.

Credits from non-U.S. colleges and universities

TCC does not evaluate foreign transcripts for transfer credit.

Please do not send your academic transcript evaluations to the ISS Office.

If you have coursework from an overseas college or university for which you would like to try to receive transfer credit, follow these instructions from the Office of the Registrar.

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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