Schedule a virtual academic advising appointment via phone or Zoom during regular business hours by using the form below or by calling 757-822-7212.Make an appointment!
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, make decisions about your educational goals, and prepare to register for classes.
All new, curricular students should meet with an academic advisor before registering for their first semester.
Your first advising appointment
Before your first student advising meeting, you should complete these steps to help your advisor offer the best guidance:
- Apply to TCC
Complete your free application for admission to TCC.
- Apply for financial aid
Planning to use financial aid to pay for your classes? Start the financial aid process at www.fafsa.gov. Be sure to enter TCC’s School Code (003712) when you’re completing the form.
- Determine college readiness
Meet with an advisor
- By Appointment: Schedule an academic advising appointment, via phone or Zoom, with Navigate by logging into your myTCC portal and clicking the Navigate Advising Tool icon on the main screen.
- By Email: Complete this form to be contacted by advising staff through email.
- Drop-in: Virtual drop-in appointments are available during regular business hours. You can schedule an appointment by calling 757-822-7212. Due to demand, we recommend calling at least 30 minutes prior to closing.
Regular Advising Appointments
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 their transfer requirements are met.
Academic Advising Hours & Locations
Have a quick advising question? Advisors are available via email and phone to guide students virtually. Complete this form to be contacted by advising staff through email.
Hours of operation:
Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.