Admissions Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for admission into Tidewater Community
There are nine easy steps to enroll. Visit
any campus Enrollment Services Office for assistance or go to http://www.tcc.edu/students/admissions/index.htm for more information.
- Determine eligibility for admission
- Obtain a TCC Application
- Return Application to any Enrollment Services Office in person or by mail.
- Apply for Financial Aid
- Determine Tuition Costs
- Take Assessment Tests
- Talk to a Counselor about Programs
- Enroll in Classes
- Pay your tuition
May I request that forms, program information, etc., be MAILED to me?
Have information mailed by filling out a TCC Information Center form;
OR contact us by PHONE: 757 - 822 - 1122 or toll-free 1 - 800 - 371 - 0898
OR E-MAIL us at Info@tcc.edu . You should receive the requested information within 2 weeks.
I haven’t attended Tidewater Community College
for several years.
Do I have to reapply?
If you have not been enrolled
in classes at TCC for more than three years you will have to update your records
at Enrollment Services Office on your campus. Complete an application for
admission and print “UPDATE” on the top http://www.tcc.edu/students/admissions/pdfs/application.pdf
If it has been less than three years you will still be able to register
as usual. Any time you are away from TCC for any length of time, it is a
good idea to visit your campus Counseling and Enrollment Services offices
to make sure that your records are up to date and to see if there have been
any changes made to your curriculum.
Where can I get information on taking the placement/assessment
All students who wish to enroll in courses at TCC must participate in
the College Assessment Testing Program unless evidence of
satisfactory performance in college level courses is presented from
another institution or if the student has successfully completed eithert the
or SAT instrument within three years of the time you enroll in
either a Math or English course at TCC. For more information, go to
do I apply for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard Apprenticeship Program?
Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s (NNSY) Apprentice Program is a four-year Student Career Experience Program (SCEP), which is designed to attract talented students to federal public service. Students are selected for various blue-collar trades in occupational fields such as Welder, Pipefitter, Electrician, Machinist, Rigger, Fabric Worker, and Metals Inspectors. Students are taken through a very vigorous training program combining academics, trade theory training and on-the-job experience to become skilled journeymen. Please see NNSY's web site for Apprenticeship Program Information.
English is not my first language. How can I get assistance?
Tidewater Community College's ESL Program is for any person whose first
or primary language is not English. There are many benefits of attending
ESL Program at TCC. The program consists of three levels, from Intermediate
ESL, to the Bridge Program, which prepares advanced ESL students for college-level
courses. Each level of instruction has courses in reading, writing, and oral
communication, along with workshops and language labs to supplement the regular
courses. For more information, go to http://www.tcc.edu/students/ipo/esl/.
What special services do you offer for members of the military?
TCC provides service members, their families, government employees and students
the convenience of base offices at area military installations. Military
Representatives can assist currently enrolled students and prospective students
through the college enrollment process. For more information on Military
go to http://www.tcc.edu/students/military/.
I attended another college before coming to TCC. Will my
You first need to request your official transcripts to be sent by the previous
institution to: Tidewater Community College
Central Records Office
P. O. Box 9000
Norfolk VA 23509-9000
After being accepted into
a specific program, you would complete an “Evaluation of Previous
Educational Experiences” online form and submit it to Central Records.
How do I change my curriculum?
Discuss the changes with your counselor or academic advisor, to make sure
you understand what is involved in your new program. If you decide to change,
complete the formal process by submitting the completed Curriculum Change
form to the Counseling Center at your campus.
How can I get credit for Standardized Testing such as CLEP
Visit our Assessment Testing website for further information
CLEP info: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html
AP info: http://www.collegeboard.com/ap/students/index.html
How much does it cost to attend Tidewater Community College?
Tidewater Community College’s tuition is subject to change. To check the latest information you can call or visit any Enrollment Services Office or go to the tuition chart http://www.tcc.edu/students/admissions/tuition.htm
How do I know if I am eligible to qualify for in-state tuition?
To find out if you are eligible for in-state tuition you may visit your campus Enrollment Services Office. You can also check eligibility at http://www.tcc.edu/students/admissions/domicile.htm
How long will it take to get my refund?
If you do get a refund, the state will mail a check within three to five weeks from the last day to drop and receive a refund. The check is mailed to the address you have given to the college, so make sure it is correct. If you paid by credit card and want your card credited, you have to present it at the business office when you withdraw from the course.