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Visiting 4 Year Students

Program Social Sciences

Tidewater Community College offers hundreds of courses online and on-campus that allow visiting students from four-year colleges and universities to earn the college credits quickly over break.

Lighten your course load, retake a class you dropped, or reach your goals faster with TCC’s flexible and affordable courses.

Steps for Visiting Students

You’ll need to apply, but the steps are simple. Do these steps as soon as possible:

  • Apply for admission
    You can find TCC’s free Application for Admission online.
  • Activate your student account
    After you complete the application, you can set up your student account at This is where you’ll access your course work, email and student account.
  • Think you may have already applied?
    Complete this inquiry form, and our onboarding team will connect with you.
  • Register for classes
    You can view the course schedule online. Make sure you consult with an academic advisor at your home institution before enrolling to ensure your courses will transfer back towards your degree plan.

    If the TCC course you want to take has a prerequisite you have already satisfied, you can complete our prerequisite waiver form for approval by including a copy of your unofficial transcript. NOTE: You will need to submit a waiver for each TCC course you want to take.

Paying for Summer Classes

Financial aid you are receiving at your home institution may be available for your TCC class. If you plan on using your financial aid, consult with your home institution’s Financial Aid Office to see if you qualify!

If your aid isn’t enough to cover all tuition and fees, you can set up an interest-free payment plan to break up the outstanding balance into multiple installments.