International students

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

International Student Services provides admission assistance and immigration advising to all non-citizen applicants and students. The office also administrates the college’s study abroad and exchange programs.

Students from around the world share their reasons for choosing Tidewater Community College.

Visit the International Student Services page for more information on

Contact us

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 A-115
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Phone: 757-822-7296
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

Extended Hours:

August 14 - August 19

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
August 21 - August 25
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Special Enrollment Day on Thursday, September 7, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Regular office hours are:
Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Chesapeake Campus

Dean James Edwards

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

Phone: 757-822-5115

Norfolk Campus

Dean Emanuel Chestnut

Andrews Building
315 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 757-822-1585

Portsmouth Campus

Dean Dana Singleton

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

Phone: 757-822-2180

Virginia Beach Campus

Dean Marilyn Hodge

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

Phone: 757-822-7244