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Thanksgiving Break

TCC will close at noon today. Normal operations will resume on Monday, November 29 at 8:30 a.m.

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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.

Before your first advising meeting, you will need to apply to TCC.

TCC’S online application for admission is free, and easy to complete. Need help applying? Fill out the inquiry form, and our onboarding team will help you get started.

To prepare for your meeting with our onboarding and advising staff, complete one of the questionnaires below.

  • Students who have graduated high school within 5 years should complete the following questionnaire for placement: Recent Graduate Questionnaire.
  • Students graduated high school 6 years or more ago should complete the following questionnaire for placement: Informed Self-Placement.

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.

By Email: Complete this form to be contacted by advising staff through email. 

Virtual Drop-in: Need to speak with an advisor soon? Virtual drop-in appointments are available during regular business hours. You can speak with an advisor via Zoom or phone by calling 757-822-7212 or 757-822-1111.

On-Campus Drop-in: You may also drop by your campus’ Advising & Student Success Office during business hours. However, note that space and appointments are limited for on-campus appointments. Please plan accordingly. 

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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.