Taking a course for college credit
If your taxable income did not exceed $23,850 in the year before you are seeking enrollment, you may enroll and earn college credit.
Auditing a course
Audited courses do not carry credit and are not counted as part of any academic record. You are eligible to audit courses regardless of your income, but you must enroll in TCC and obtain permission to audit.
Taking a non-credit course
Courses offered through the Center for Workforce Solutions and Center for Military and Veterans Education don't offer college credit. You are eligible to enroll in these courses regardless of income.
The TCC New Student Support Team is ready to help you
Contact us at 757-822-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are attending TCC for the first time, or it has been 3 years or more since you last attended, submit the free online application for admission.
If you attended TCC within the last 3 years, you are considered a current student and can proceed to class registration.
You will receive a letter from us notifying you of your acceptance and assigning you a student email account. (If for some reason, your application can't be accepted immediately, we'll let you know.)
Go to myTCC to activate your account and access your student email. TCC will communicate important information to you only through your student email account. Check it often!
If you want to audit a class – meaning you will pay full tuition and won't receive college credit – you must
Select your classes using the online class schedule. You can also find printed class schedules at our campuses and locations.
Classes may be listed for more than one semester. Be sure you are searching the correct semester.
If the course you want to take has a pre-requisite, you can demonstrate that you have met it by completing the Pre-Requisite Waiver form.
Senior registration is on a space-available basis. You may register for any open course three business days before the session starts between 12 a.m. (midnight) and 11:59 p.m.
Computers are available for your use on all TCC campuses.
The academic calendar contains registration dates and deadlines.
If you wish to take a class for college credit and take advantage of the senior tuition waiver:
Complete and submit the Student Assistance for Senior Citizens form at any campus business office immediately after registering for classes.
The college may ask to see your photo ID and proof of income.
If you are enrolled in a degree program and receiving financial aid, your Senior Citizens Fee Waiver may affect your eligibility for certain types of aid: COMA, PTAP, SEOG, VCCS Grant, and Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized).
You must pay course expenses other than tuition, such as laboratory and art supply fees.
Fees must be paid by 5 p.m. the next business day after registration.
Check your student account balance in the Student Information System (SIS) Student Center after you activate your student email account.
Your student ID card is a wonderful resource that allows you access to student services and events and provides discounts with numerous local merchants.
You can also elect to participate in our StormDollars plan, which allows you to go cashless when you make purchases and print documents on campus. Simply swipe and go!
You are eligible for your ID card after you register for classes. Bring a photo ID and your SIS Student ID number to any of the ID card campus offices.
Your first ID card is free. Replacements cost $10.
Parking decals and semester validation stickers for the Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach campuses are provided to students who have registered and paid for their classes.
To receive your free parking decal or the semester validation sticker, bring:
- a valid driver's license
- your Student ID number
to the business office at your preferred campus.
Parking decals should be placed on the left rear bumper of the vehicle or the rear window, lower corner on the driver side.
Students taking classes on the Norfolk Campus are required to purchase a City of Norfolk parking pass. Visit the Norfolk Campus parking page for details.
TCC students are eligible for reduced-cost public transportation on Hampton Roads Transit, including light rail, buses and ferries.
TCC Alerts is a free service that immediately contacts you during situations that affect college operations.
It delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to you via email and all handheld devices. Family members can sign up, too!
TCC Alerts is your personal connection to real-time updates, instructions on where to go, what to do, or what not to do, who to contact and other important information.
Regular office hours are:
Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.