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Learn about everything TCC offers at two open houses, April 27 and June 3

Find your future at Tidewater Community College.

Learn about TCC’s programs, including information technology, engineering, culinary arts, health sciences, maritime technologies and the many other potential career paths and transfer opportunities the college offers.

Take the next step by visiting one of TCC’s open houses on April 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and June 3 and from 9 a.m. to noon.

On April 27, visit TCC’s Virginia Beach or Portsmouth Campuses.

On June 3, visit the Norfolk Campus or Chesapeake Campuses.

Registration is not required, but recommended and can be done by visiting here.

Visit our website for a complete listing of programs. There is plenty of time to enroll for fall classes, which begin on Aug. 21.

All are invited, especially:

  • 2023 high school graduates and their families;
  • adults who want to start or finish a degree, learn a new field, or advance in their careers;
  • active-duty military and veterans, their spouses and dependents.

You will be able to apply to TCC; learn about financial aid, grants and scholarships; explore academic options; tour campuses; and learn about campus life at all locations.

If you have an eye on a four-year college, TCC can help get you there, too. Transfer agreements allow a student to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree at TCC and gain guaranteed admission to most Virginia colleges and universities.

Locations for TCC’s open houses are:

  • Chesapeake Campus: Student Center
  • Norfolk Campus: Student Center
  • Portsmouth Campus: Building A
  • Virginia Beach Campus: Bayside Building

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made to the Office of Educational Accessibility by emailing or calling 757-822-7751.

For more information, call 757-822-1111 or email or visit this site.

You can enroll in classes 100% online

While we’re happy to serve you in person at Tidewater Community College, you can also enroll in classes for Summer Session and Fall Semester 100% online!

If you have questions along the way:

Any student needing assistance can call 757-822-1122 and select option #4 or email

Returning students can follow these enrollment steps:

Login to SIS

Click on Self Service

Click on Student Center

Under the Academics Heading, click on Enroll. Make sure that your user preferences are set to the institution (TCC) and term (summer or fall) for which you wish to enroll and/or pay tuition.

Select the Term to enroll from the list shown, then click on CONTINUE.

If you know it, enter the five-digit class Number of the first lecture class from the enrollment worksheet; click Enter.  If the course requires a Permission Number, enter your permission number in the box and click on NEXT.

If you do not have the five-digit class numbers for the classes you wish to take, you can search for classes by clicking Class Search under the Find Classes heading. Click on SearchEnter the search criteria. View class listings and when you find the class you wish to take, click on Select Class. Click on NEXT to add that class to your Shopping Cart.

When you have selected all your classes, scroll below your class listings and click on Proceed to Step 2 of 3.

On the confirm classes screen, view all your classes and click Finish Enrolling to have these classes added to your schedule. If you do not follow this step, you are not enrolled.

If you have errors, a message will provide information that will tell you why that class cannot be added to your schedule.  Click on Add Another Class, this will return you to your shopping cart, click on the trash can icon in the delete column to remove the classes that could not be added to your schedule.

To enroll in a class with a required lab, enter the class # for the Lecture section and click on Enter. A Related Class Sections screen will open providing a list of the available lab sections. Click on the circle in the left column to select your related lab section. Click on NEXT and follow the prompts above to continue the enrollment process.

If you are a new degree-seeking student and you are ready to enroll in classes, you can follow the above steps, however, you must first make an appointment with an academic advisor. If you do not wish to come to campus in person, you can email and request an online appointment. You can also make your own virtual appointment by logging onto SIS and following these directions.

The first tuition deadline for summer session is April 27 by 11 p.m.

The first tuition deadline for fall semester is Aug. 3 at 11 p.m.