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Guaranteed Transfer

Tidewater Community College has guaranteed admission agreements with tons of public and private colleges and universities including Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University and more! Just take the right classes, get the grades, complete the transfer process — and you’re in!

Here are a few of TCC’s transfer partners.


Do the math. You’ll save thousands by starting at TCC and transferring to a 4-year school, where you’d pay more in tuition, not to mention things like room and board. That’s why so many students are choosing TCC as their first stop on the way to their ultimate “anywhere.”

Score a priceless education, without the hefty price tag. Our transfer counselors are here to help you every step of the way with financial aid opportunities like the Two-Year College Transfer Grant, which affords qualifying in-state students with up to $2,000 in tuition assistance.

Check out the comparison tool below to see how a 2-year transfer path measures up with an otherwise costly 4-year track.

* Cost savings are calculated based on 2019-20 full-time, in-state tuition and fees. Room and board and textbook charges are not included.


Getting turned down or wait-listed by your first-choice school can be rough, but it’s no reason to abandon your hopes of graduating from that dream school. Put in the work at TCC for 2 years (and sometimes less), and go pretty much anywhere in Virginia.


In addition to guaranteed admission agreements, TCC partners with dozens of colleges and universities to offer specific transfer agreements.

These agreements generally provide specific course-by-course equivalents for students planning to transfer to a specific program at a four-year college or university.

Whether you’re interested in the arts or a technical program, these partnerships ensure that the credit you earn at TCC will transfer to your preferred college or university program.

Explore our school-specific transfer agreements!