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Academic Advising

Academic advising is essential during your time at Tidewater Community College. TCC’s academic advisors will help you develop an academic plan, stay on track for your degree program, and make decisions about your educational and career goals.

All new, curricular students should meet with an academic advisor before registering for their first semester.

First-time college students (who have never attended another college or university post-high school graduation) should determine placement by completing the Direct Enrollment Placement Questionnaire. After completing the questionnaire, keep a copy of the English and Math score reports for your records.

More information regarding meeting with an advisor can be found here.

New students should also register for a New Student Orientation in-person or Zoom session. More information regarding orientation can be found here.

Plan to meet with an advisor at least once per semester, especially during your first few semesters at TCC and as you near graduation. Students planning to transfer to another college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree program should meet regularly with an advisor to ensure all transfer requirements are met.

On Campus: Visit one of our advising offices during regular business hours for a drop-in appointment. We recommend arriving no later than 30 minutes before closing. 

Virtual Drop-in: Virtual drop-in appointments are available during regular business hours. You can speak with an advisor via Zoom or phone by calling 757-822-1111. Daily availability is limited.

By Email: Complete this form for advising support via email. Please allow 24 business hours for a response.

Prepare to successfully transition into college by attending New Student Orientation virtually via Zoom or in person on campus. Attending an orientation session will help you build a solid foundation of student success and acclimate you to the TCC community.

Learn how to navigate campus and locate important resources and services, like libraries, academic support, food pantries and computer labs. Find answers to your questions about starting and succeeding in college, including academic advising, mental health counseling and military-related student support.

To register for a New Student Orientation session, please submit this form.