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Tidewater Community College offers hundreds of courses online and on-campus that allow you to earn the college credits you need!

Lighten your course load, retake a class you dropped, or reach your goals faster with TCC’s flexible and affordable courses.

Steps for Getting Started

New to TCC? You’ll need to apply, but the steps are simple. Do these steps as soon as possible:

  1. Apply for admission
    You can find TCC’s free Application for Admission online.
  2. Activate your student account
    After you complete the application, you can set up your student account at tcc.my.vccs.edu. This is where you’ll access your course work, email and student account.
  3. Share your college transcript
    If the TCC course you want to take has a prerequisite you have already satisfied, you can complete our prerequisite waiver form for approval by including a copy of your unofficial transcript. NOTE: You will need to submit a waiver for each TCC course you want to take.  
  4. Register for classes
    You can view the course schedule online. Make sure you consult with an academic advisor at your home institution before enrolling to ensure your courses will transfer back towards your degree plan.     

Former TCC student? No need to re-apply! Complete these steps as soon as possible:

  1. Log In to your student account
    Double-check and update any information in your student account at tcc.my.vccs.edu. Make sure you don’t have any holds.
  2. Share your college transcript
    If the TCC course you want to take has a prerequisite you have already satisfied, you can complete our prerequisite waiver form for approval by including a copy of your unofficial transcript. NOTE: You will need to submit a waiver for each TCC course you want to take.
  3. Register for classes
    You can view the summer course schedule online. Make sure you consult with an academic advisor at your home institution before enrolling to ensure your courses will transfer back towards your degree plan.

Paying for Summer Classes

Financial aid you are receiving at your home institution may be available for your TCC class. If you plan on using your financial aid, consult with your home institution’s financial aid office to see if you qualify!

If your aid isn’t enough to cover all tuition and fees, you can set up an interest-free payment plan to break up the outstanding balance into three installments.