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Transfer to SUNY Empire State

 Empire State College (SUNY Empire) of the State University of New York (SUNY) and Tidewater Community College (TCC), agree to develop a Pathways Transfer Program agreement. This agreement assures that qualified students completing any Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree at TCC will be able to transfer seamlessly to Empire State College. This agreement also establishes procedures for graduates of TCC to obtain the appropriate bachelor’s degree (BA, BS, and BPS) at Empire State College. 

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The college has specific agreements with some colleges and universities to benefit our students. The Virginia Community College System also works diligently on behalf of all students who attend one of Virginia’s 23 community colleges — to include TCC students. See the link(s) below for detailed agreement information.

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TCC Transfer/Articulation Agreements

Pathway Transfer Agreement

Associate in Arts (AA)
Associate in Science (AS)
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Year Signed: 2020

Transfer Guide

See how your TCC courses may transfer to: SUNY Empire State College.

Benefits for Transfer Students

Empire State College will provide the following benefits for participating TCC students:

  • Waiver of $50 admission / orientation fee
  • Provision of $100 transfer scholarship in the first term of matriculation at SUNY Empire
  • Non-New-York residents are eligible for a SUNY Empire nonresident tuition grant that significantly lowers their tuition rate.

To be eligible, TCC transfer students must have completed an associate degree within the last 3-years, or be in (or entering) their final semester of completing an associate degree*.

*Applies only to the completion date of the associate degree, and not when all of the courses within the degree were completed. Refer to agreement for full details.

Note: This information is intended to guide students transferring from Tidewater Community College to one of our partner institutions. The information is subject to change. For questions regarding specific transfer information, please contact the transfer institution directly.