Open Door Project students come from disadvantaged backgrounds, and are often first-generation college students.
Offered on the Norfolk and Portsmouth campuses, this federally-funded program helps students with academic performance while providing support services to keep them in school.
To be eligible for program, students must attend TCC’s Norfolk or Portsmouth campuses, be a U.S. citizen, demonstrate income and academic eligibility and be a first-generation college student or a person with a documented disability.
Eligible students receive free tutoring, study skill workshops and academic, career and cultural counseling as well as specialized financial aid advising, study skills workshops and can qualify for a laptop loan program.
More than 2,000 TCC students have benefited from ODP support services designed to improve academic performance, help students stay in college and graduate or transfer to a four-year school. In addition, ODP has special awards programs designed to recognize student accomplishments.