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TCC’s new LEAP program provides recent high school graduates with free tuition, books and a new laptop

Student on Portsmouth Campus.

Tidewater Community College recently launched a new program designed to give recent high school graduates a head start on college. The LEAP (Learn. Explore. Accelerate. Persevere.) program is for students who will earn their high school diplomas in January – June of 2021.

Student who are looking to start college sooner, lighten the fall semester course load, or shorten the time to degree completion will benefit from TCC’s LEAP program.

Students can join Summer Session and enroll in 6-12 credits to receive free tuition, a book stipend and even a free laptop.

“Enrolling in the LEAP program will save students time and money and provide them with all the tools they need to be successful,” said Jenefer Snyder, dean of Social Sciences and Education.

Students may also apply to continue at the college for Fall Semester 2021 and complete up to an additional 12 credits using scholarship funds. Scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis. Those who are already committed to a four-year school for the fall are eligible for transfer credits.

Summer LEAP Course options include History and Appreciation of Art, Introduction to Business, History I, Precalculus, Sociology and Networking Concepts. For a complete list, visit here.

“When enrolling in summer courses, students maintain the momentum of learning and feel a sense of accomplishment with earning college credits,” Snyder added. “They truly can LEAP ahead of other students on the journey to earning a college degree.”

Students interested in LEAP should contact or call the Virtual Student Support Team at 757-822-1111.