The shutdown of ITT Technical Institute’s Norfolk Campus affected more than 500 current students and an untold number of past students who haven’t completed their degree programs.
If you are one of them, Tidewater Community College has a special team of academic advisors, financial aid experts and veterans education benefits experts standing by to help you find your way forward.
What you should do
- Apply for admission to TCC. The application is free and can be completed online in minutes. Applying does not obligate you to attend TCC. It creates a student email account that will help us communicate securely with you.
- Apply for federal financial aid through the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA), if you haven’t already. Whether you are creating a FAFSA or amending an existing one, be sure to include TCC’s school code: 003712. We will provide assistance if you need it.
- Gather any academic records you have from ITT Tech, including an official or unofficial transcript, course syllabi and course descriptions (if available), or even a list of courses you’ve taken.
ITT Tech has an information page for former students containing course catalogs and syllabi.
- Military-related students: Obtain your (or your sponsor's) DD-214 and VA Certificate of Eligibility, if you were using Veterans Education benefits.
Veterans will need the COMBO Report of their Joint Services Transcript (JST).
- Call or email to get assistance from a TCC representative.
We will work with you
You may have read that some colleges are not accepting students’ transfer credits from ITT Tech.
That’s not the case at TCC. We have accepted ITT Tech credits in the past, and we will evaluate your unique situation and help you arrive at a transfer scenario that works for you.
TCC uses alternate ways of awarding college credit besides through traditional academics.
For example, you could receive college credit for experiential learning – from your job or an internship. Standardized tests, such as the CLEP, CEEB or DANTES, could also be a source of college credit.
In addition, you could demonstrate subject-matter competency through a challenge examination, developed, administered and evaluated by TCC faculty.
TCC also awards credit for applicable armed service school experiences, non-collegiate institutions, and earned professional certifications and licenses.
We’re sure you have a lot of questions. See the Frequently Asked Questions below to see if we’ve answered yours.
From ITT Tech to TCC without a hitch
Father and son displaced by closure of for-profit college loving new home at TCC.
What TCC is doing
TCC’s administration is coordinating with Virginia higher education agencies to obtain as much information about ITT Tech and its students as possible, to facilitate your exploration of educational options.
The U.S. Department of Education has established a website with helpful FAQs. Visit the website
For military-related students, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides information about the impact of ITT’s closure on GI Bill® funding. Learn more
ITT Tech has launched a new, streamlined website with student FAQs and information on how to request a transcript.
They have also posted all course syllabi and catalogs.
TCC offers academic programs in many of the same disciplines as ITT Tech, including:
- Business Administration
- Industrial Technology
- Information Technology
- Criminal Justice
- Health Professions
- Electronics Technology
- Computer-Aided Drafting & Design
This doesn’t mean, however, that your ITT Tech credits will transfer seamlessly. You may need to document experiential learning or take a challenge exam to demonstrate subject-matter knowledge.
It’s possible that your academic and career goals would be best served by obtaining an industry-approved certificate through TCC’s Center for Workforce Solutions.
For example, while TCC doesn’t offer an academic program in Project Management, you can still become a Certified Project Manager (PMP) through Workforce Solutions.
We’ll evaluate those options with you as well.
We'll help you enroll as quickly as possible. The 16-week Spring session begins January 9, which doesn't leave much time to iron out your details. The Spring 12-week, 8-week and dynamic sessions, which have later start dates, are open for registration.
View TCC's academic calendar
In order to use your GI Bill® benefits at TCC, complete VA Form 22-1995 - Change of Place or Program. We do not need Part III Direct Deposit filled out, as VA already has that information. Also, on the second page you need to sign the form. This form is also available at TCC VA Offices on each campus.
Also, you will need your most recent Certificate of Eligibility and DD214 (member copy #4). Consult the VA’s GI Bill ® website for more information.
Consult this federal student aid web page about loan forgiveness. You will find the loan forgiveness information about half way down that page.
We follow the same rules for all students. TCC is taking action to help students who suddenly find themselves without their college. We will review transcripts from ITT Tech students individually. The review takes into consideration the classes completed at ITT Tech, grades received, and the program a student plans to pursue at TCC.
We encourage you to speak with an advisor about your curriculum plan at TCC and discuss your previous course work at ITT Tech if you believe some of your course work may transfer.
You can visit a campus advising office Monday and Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. or Wednesday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you can’t come to a campus, you can email an advisor at E-Advisor@tcc.edu.
If you are military-related, visit the Center for Military and Veterans Education (CMVE) at any one of our campuses.
View CMVE locations