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Mini-Mester Session

online orientation for new students at tidewater community college

3 Weeks. 3 Credits. Transferrable to your college.

Tidewater Community College’s new mini-mester session is a “miniature semester” that runs November 30 to December 18.

These three-week courses are offered exclusively online, with a variety of subjects including art, communications, economics, English, history, math, political science and psychology!

Each course uses low- to no-cost digital resources, so no pricey textbooks!

  • 4-Year College Students – Do you attend another college or university in Virginia? Knock out one of your classes at TCC in just 3 weeks and transfer it back to your school! (To find out whether your course is eligible for financial aid, consult your school’s financial aid office.)
  • High School Students – Get ahead by earning college credits that can transfer to most Virginia colleges and universities!
  • Current TCC Students – Keep moving forward with this accelerated session. Graduate with your degree or certificate sooner.

Get Started

You’ll need to apply to TCC to take a course, but the steps to get started are simple.

Need help? Our Virtual Student Support Team can help you at any point at or 757-822-1111.