Open Door students usually come from backgrounds that are underrepresented in higher education; many 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.
Thousands of TCC students have benefited from open door support services designed to improve academic performance, help students stay in college and graduate or transfer to a four-year school.
Eligible students receive intrusive academic advising, assistance with FAFSA completion, success skills workshops, career and transfer counseling and one on one tutoring.
Educational and cultural field trips and four-year college visits are also offered to interested students.