FIRST COLLEGE PROGRAM AT THE PORTSMOUTH CAMPUS
About the Program
The First College Program is a program developed in partnership with the Portsmouth Public Schools and is available only to students in the Portsmouth Public High Schools. It is designed for qualified high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university after they graduate from high school. The program offers seniors an opportunity to earn at least 18 semester hours of college-level courses prior to graduation from high school.
- Earn college credits while still in high school at a discounted rate
- Take classes on the college campus and obtain all rights and privileges of TCC students
- Take smaller sized classes with greater interaction with other college students
- Academic support and comprehensive student services
Who is Eligible
- Portsmouth Public Schools high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university after graduation from high school
- Students who place into TCC’s English Composition I and II (ENG 111-112) through a placement testing process
- Students who successfully complete both English 111-112 courses with a grade of C or better in the fall term of their senior year through the dual enrollment program at their high school
First College courses include core college transfer courses plus additional coursework that the College and Portsmouth Public Schools agree to add.
Program and Cost
The cost of the First College Program is determined by agreements between the Portsmouth Public Schools system and TCC in compliance with the State Board for Community Colleges. Portsmouth Public Schools provides textbooks for First College students. All interested students and parents should attend a First College information session offered at one of the three public high schools in Portsmouth during the fall semester of each year.
First College information for the 2013-2014 academic year will be posted over the summer. Please check back for updates!
For more information:
Contact your high school guidance counselor or
TCC First College Program
Dean Jenefer Snyder
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701