International Transcript Evaluation

Transfer credit may be awarded for course work completed at international colleges and universities that are accredited or approved by the appropriate Ministry of Education or other governmental agency. Follow the four steps described below to have international course work considered for TCC credit.

Please Note: Do not send your international transcripts directly to the TCC Office of the College Registrar or the Office of International Student Services. They will not be accepted.

How to have your international transcripts evaluated:

  1. Have your international transcript(s) evaluated by a professional organization or an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluators or is approved by the Virginia Department of Education. The fee for this evaluation and the time required for completion of the evaluation varies with each agency, and is the responsibility of the student.
  2. Request a course-by-course evaluation. Document-by-document evaluations will not be accepted by TCC for transfer credit.
  3. Instruct the evaluation agency to mail an official report directly to:
    Office of the College Registrar
    Tidewater Community College
    P.O. Box 9000
    Norfolk, VA 23509-9000
  4. Complete and submit the on-line Evaluation of Previous Educational Experiences form. Completing this form will alert TCC Office of the College Registrar that a transcript is on the way.