Transfer programs

Tidewater Community College is the smart choice if you’re planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university.

Students who transfer to four-year colleges after attending community college are more likely to finish their degrees on time, and they generally perform better academically than students who start there.

TCC has guaranteed admission agreements with many public and private colleges and universities. If you take the required courses, achieve the required grades, and complete other parts of the transfer process, you’re in!
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How this benefits you:

TCC’s transfer degrees generally fulfill the requirements of the first two years at a four-year college. That means you will:

  • save thousands on the cost of your degree
  • usually transfer to a four-year college as a junior

What can you major in?

With 7 associate degrees, your choices are wide open. A shorter certificate in general education can get you on your way to a four-year degree, too.

Business Administration

TCC's Associate of Science in Business Administration provides knowledge that can take you to a four-year college and beyond. And, our textbook-free degree option can lower your costs!

Computer Science

You’ll be ready to pursue a four-year degree in computer science after completing TCC’s Associate of Science in Science with Specialization in Computer Science.


Get your gears turning in this competitive and in-demand field by earning an Associate of Science in Engineering at TCC.


TCC's Associate of Science in Science prepares you for the academic rigor needed for disciplines like chemistry, biology, mathematics, nursing, pharmacy and more! 

Liberal Arts

TCC's Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts will build critical thinking skills that can take you almost anywhere.

Social Sciences

Thinking about psychology, political science, economics, geography or history? These and many more fields will be within your reach with an Associate of Science in Social Sciences.

General Studies

If you’re not sure what to study, or want to customize your curriculum, check out TCC's Associate of Science in General Studies. You can also specialize in professional communication.

Certificate in General Education

While not as comprehensive as the AS in general studies, TCC's Certificate in General Education will help you meet some of your college requirements. 

Meet some of our successful transfer students

TCC alumna Ashley Bradshaw

Ashley Bradshaw

When she had to drop out of JMU for a while, she stayed on track at TCC and earned her JMU degree on time!

Eli Stacy on the U.Va campus

Eli Stacy

He chose TCC because he knew it would give him access to the best four-year schools in Virginia. Now, he's a graduate of U.Va.

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Save thousands

The Two-Year College Transfer Grant provides qualifying students up to $1,000 per year during completion of a bachelor’s degree. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics students may receive an additional $1,000!

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More transfer options

TCC works with many colleges and universities to develop transfer agreements that generally provide course-by-course equivalents for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. 

Go Where You Want to Go

Transfer fairs

TCC graduates really do go anywhere. See which colleges are coming to recruit on our campuses.

  • Start your transfer planning early!

It’s never too early to plan your path to the 4-year college or university of your dreams. Before you sign up for any courses at TCC, be sure to meet with one of our transfer counselors.

  • Still in high school?

Talk with your parents and guidance counselor. TCC Career Coaches are available in all public high schools in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach.

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