Being the first to do anything can be an exciting experience. It can make you feel courageous and proud, excited and powerful. And you may have moments of overwhelming responsibility, worry, doubt and confusion.
First-generation college students face many challenges, and you should know you are not alone.
Whether you’re a recent high-school graduate or an adult learner who has been out of the classroom for decades, Tidewater Community College has support systems to help you succeed.
Here are some of the resources to help you fulfill your dream of a college education:
First Year Success –The First Year Success system is designed to improve learning for new students during their first year of college.
Family and friends information sessions – These sessions provide an opportunity for those individuals who are important in the lives of our students to learn more about how to support their student in transitioning to TCC.
Counseling services – Adjusting to college can be a challenge. Our personal counselors can help you overcome personal concerns which may be hindering your personal success.
Great Expectations -- Students who were formerly in the foster care system can find support in this program.
Summer Bridge Programs -- Designed to bridge the gap between high school and college, summer bridge programs at the Norfolk and Portsmouth campuses provide high school students who plan to attend TCC with an orientation to the campus environment and college life. Contacts:
TCC has been a great place for me because I’ve grown as a leader and thrived as a student.
Class of 2014
My TCC courses definitely helped me expand my skill sets and prepared me for advancement in my field.
TCC instilled in me a love of learning, and helped lay the ground work for my Ph.D.
Chesapeake Public Schools
Regular office hours are:
Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.