The TCC Information Center: Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find my professor’s contact information?
Use TCC’s e-directory website to find contact information for college staff and faculty. Can’t find your faculty member's information? Contact the TCC Information Center for assistance, call: (757) 822-1122, 1-800-371-0898 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I reset my password?
Instructions for resetting your password are available on the Student Information System (SIS) website.
Where do I get program information?
Program information is available from:
Can’t find your program of interest? Contact the TCC Information Center for assistance, call: (757) 822-1122, 1-800-371-0898 or email: email@example.com.
Can I go to any campus for classes?
Yes, once you have been accepted as a student to Tidewater Community College, you may take classes on any campus.
How do I get a transcript? Is there a fee? How long does it take?
Visit the transcript website. You will find information to:
- Request your transcript
- View your unofficial transcript online
- Processing Transcripts - Transcripts are usually mailed out within seven business days of the student's request. Additional time should be allowed for requests if the students attended more than 10 years ago or requests during peak periods and college closures.
- Fees associated for requesting electronic, postal-mailed and overnight service.
- Instructions on how to register with Docufide and using the request system.
If you are unable to access the Transcript Request form on the website contact the TCC Information Center for assistance, call: (757) 822-1122, 1-800-371-0898 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I transfer credits from another college to TCC?
We do evaluate credits from other colleges and universities for possible transfer to our college. To have credits reviewed for transfer, you will need to follow these steps.
- Complete and submit a TCC Application for Admission form. Be sure to include the degree you seek.
- Have an Official Copy of your previous college/university transcript sent to our Central Records Office, P. O. Box 9000, Norfolk, VA 23509
- Submit an Evaluation of Previous Educational Experiences Form to the Central Records Office.
If you intend to transfer coursework from another community college within the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), you do not need to submit these transcripts for review. Please be sure to note on the Evaluation of Previous Educational Experiences Form that you wish to have coursework from another VCCS college to be reviewed.
Evaluations take four to six weeks for processing, you will receive a letter providing information on the courses that can be accepted towards your selected degree program.
For more information regarding the evaluation process, please visit the Evaulation of Transfer Credits webpage or call the TCC Information Center at (757) 822-1122, 1-800-371-0898 or email email@example.com.
What are the College’s Hours? Click on the office name to open the page showing hours for that office.
Learning Assistance Centers (Former name - Tutoring Center)
When do classes begin?
All the important dates for each semester can be found on the Academic Calendar.
How can I change my program plan/major?
In order to change your major, you will need to complete a Plan Change Form and submit that form to your campus Enrollment Services Office. The forms are available in the campus counseling offices. We do recommend that you talk with an advisor about changing your curriculum plan. In some cases, changing your curriculum plan can affect your financial aid eligibility. We recommend that financial aid students speak with a staff member in the financial aid office before changing majors. You can also complete the e-Advising web form to change your program plan/major.
Tuition / Financial Aid
What is the number to the Financial Aid Hotline?
The Financial Aid Hotline phone number is (757) 822-1355. The hotline provides a recorded message announcing deadlines and refund check mailing dates.
What is the FAFSA school code?
TCC’s Federal Financial Aid code number is 003712.
Can I make payments on my tuition?
Yes, you can use the Nelnet Business Solutions plan to make tuition payments. Information on the tuition payment plan is available on the TCC website and in all campus business offices.
How do I get my Financial Aid refund?
Financial aid refund checks are mailed to the home address that is listed on your TCC student record. If you move, please be sure to update your mailing address in the Student Information System (SIS) or on campus.
How do I use my Financial Aid at the bookstore?
If you have a remaining aid balance after tuition and fees are deducted, you may use the remaining aid at the TCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore. There are specific time frames that students can go to the bookstore to charge their textbooks to their financial aid (in-person or online). For more information about using your financial aid funds to purchase your textbooks, visit our website at http://www.tcc.edu/students/finaid/bookinfo.htm.
If you apply late for financial aid, you may experience a 24-hour delay from the time that your award is applied to when you may use the remaining balance at the bookstore.
Take your picture ID (driver’s license or student ID) with you to the bookstore to facilitate using financial aid for your purchases.
Do I have to make an appointment to take the Placement test?
Appointments are not necessary to take the placement/assessment tests. Visit the Assessment Testing for Placement website or contact the Information Center for a copy of the testing schedule.
Do I have to make an appointment to see a counselor?
Appointments are not necessary to see a TCC counselor. Counselors see students on a first-come, first-served basis during the regular office hours for student services.
I’ve applied to TCC, what’s my next step?
Once your application for admission has been processed, you will need to take the college's assessment tests. Information on the tests, the testing schedule, and sample test questions can be found on the Assessment Testing for Placement website.
After taking the assessment tests, you will need to attend a New Student Advising session. During the advising session a TCC counselor will review your test scores and help you determine your course plan.
I applied online, how do I know if I’ve been accepted?
Acceptance letters are usually mailed to your home address within three weeks of your application being processed. You may also contact the TCC Information Center to check your application status.
TCC Information Center (757) 822-1122, 1-800-371-0898 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I register for classes?
You may enroll in classes two ways at TCC:
If you have questions or need assistance using our automated enrollment systems, contact the TCC Information Center for assistance: (757) 822-1122, 1-800-371-0898 or email@example.com
How do I check my schedule?
You can log in to your Student Information System (SIS) account to view your schedule information.
If you have questions or need assistance using our automated systems, contact the TCC Information Center for Assistance: (757) 822-1122, 1-800-371-0898 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where on TCC's website can I view what classes are going to be offered next semester?
You can view our current schedule of classes on our website or log in your Student Information System account (SIS).