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Returning Students

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Step 1 – APply to TCC

If you have not been enrolled at Tidewater Community College for the last three semesters, you must reapply by submitting an updated free online application for admission.

If you have been enrolled at Tidewater Community College for at least a semester in the last three semesters, you do not need to submit an updated application for admission.

  • Read all the application questions carefully and do your best to respond to everything accurately.
  • Skipping a response or giving an incomplete answer (i.e. not providing your social security number or failing to indicate that you plan to apply for financial aid) will create additional steps for you later.
  • To qualify for general admission, you must have a high school diploma or the equivalent, or be 18 years of age or older and be able to benefit from a program of study at Tidewater Community College.

Step 2 – Apply for Financial Aid

To optimize funding options, you should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can find step-by-step instructions on how to apply here.

Once you submit your FAFSA, be sure to monitor your MyTCC account for To Do items needed to process your financial aid. Your To Do items are found in the Message Center in SIS.

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Step 3 – Login to your account

  • Log in to myTCC to check for any holds on your account.
    • Click the SIS icon
    • Click on My Student Information box
    • Your holds list will be listed on the right side of the window. Click on Details to view additional information for the item.
    • Follow the instructions shown on the screen to have the hold removed from your file. If you have questions, contact the department listed on the screen for more information.
    • Refer to the email you received after applying for your student number, username, and instructions for accessing your account. If you have trouble accessing your account, please contact us at 757-822-1111 or at

Step 4 – Send official transcripts

 If you attended another college during your absence from TCC, please send your transcripts to TCC.

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That’s it! You’re ready to enroll in classes