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High School Dual Enrollment

Earn college credits in high school! Tidewater Community College’s dual enrollment options provide qualifying high school students a unique opportunity to jump start their college careers.

From business to advanced manufacturing, TCC’s dual enrollment program allows you to challenge yourself, study new subjects, and pursue your passions in college-level classes taught by qualified instructors before you even graduate from high school. TCC dual enrollment class offerings are designed for both students who plan to transfer to a four-year college and those who seek immediate employment in a career/technical field. You can get started as early as your freshman year with a customizable course load that fits your busy schedule and extracurricular activities.

Whether you want to explore a single class or graduate with an associate degree, you can save big at TCC – earning transferable college credits for a fraction of the cost.

You can take dual credit classes for both college and high school credit, enroll at TCC as a concurrent student and receive only college credit, or choose a combination of the two!

who can take dual enrollment?

To qualify for TCC’s high school dual enrollment program you must be a junior or senior in a Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, or Virginia Beach public high school or a qualified home-school program. Freshmen and sophomores may be admitted, however this requires additional approvals.

Learn more about the Dual Enrollment process.

Attend an upcoming Dual Enrollment Information Session.

What are the benefits of Dual Enrollment?

  • All instructors are qualified to teach college-level courses
  • You’ll have more “college-knowledge” through exposure to admission and enrollment processes and college-level academic requirements
  • You might discover new interests and possible college majors
  • You are considered a TCC student, and therefore have access to all college student support services such as libraries, academic counselors and tutors
  • You can earn college credit without high-stakes testing

Dual Enrollment Contacts

Reach out to the dual enrollment contact on the campus in your city for more information.


Holly Desteli
Phone: 757-822-5241


Joyce Flowers
Phone: 757-822-2539


Joyce Flowers
Phone: 757-822-2539


Vickie Whidbee
Phone: 757-822-7008

Private & Homeschools

Codie Singleton
Phone: 757-822-7398

TCC publishes a list of all high school dual-enrollment courses, noting whether they are “designed for transfer” or appropriate for students in career-technical programs.

A course “designed for transfer” does not guarantee it will transfer successfully to a four-year college. Some courses are also designated as “passport” courses. These courses are transferable to most public colleges and universities in Virginia and satisfy a lower-division general education requirement.

View the dual enrollment transfer course guide.