International Student Services provides admission assistance and immigration advising to all non-citizen applicants and students. The office also administrates the college’s study abroad and exchange programs.
Visit the International Student Services page for more information on
- admission assistance
- F-1 transfers
- enrolling in more than one college
- change of status
- immigrant visas
- other non-immigrant categories
Principal Designated School Official
International Student Advisor
Designated School Official
Intercultural Programming and Communications Specialist
Virginia Beach Campus
Princess Anne Building, Room A-115
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
TCC is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
F-1 visa students at Tidewater Community College may enroll only in classes required for the course of study listed on the form I-20 that are located at TCC’s four comprehensive campuses (Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach) and the Visual Arts Center.
Please note: students may continue to enroll in one 3-credit online course per semester to count toward full-time enrollment.
Enrollment in classes at any off-campus location is not permitted, and is considered to be a violation of status. There is no exception to this policy.
TCC does not evaluate foreign transcripts for transfer credit.
Please do not send your academic transcript evaluations to the ISS Office.
If you have coursework from an overseas college or university for which you would like to try to receive transfer credit, follow these instructions from the Office of the Registrar.
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.
Extended hours - May 15 - May 26:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.