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Deborah M. DiCroce and Roseann Runte executed a Transfer
July 6 at the TCC District Office, 121 College Place,
AND ODU SIGN TRANSFER, ADMISSIONS AGREEMENT FOR
Baccalaureate opportunities increase for career-occupational
and general studies students
NORFOLK, Va. – (July 6, 2004) –
Tidewater Community College and Old Dominion University formalized
a Transfer Agreement on July 6 to guarantee admission of qualified
TCC graduates to pursue a baccalaureate education at Old Dominion
University. ODU President Roseann Runte and TCC President Deborah
M. DiCroce signed the agreement at TCC’s District Office in
Highlights of the agreement are as follows:
• The Transfer Agreement provides guaranteed admission to
ODU of TCC students in transfer programs who meet the applicable
requirements and provides opportunities for students in career programs
to transfer if they meet stated criteria.
• TCC students will be granted the same consideration as
native ODU students with regard to academic program admission and
• The agreement leads to increased pathways for TCC students
in selected occupational/technical programs to transfer to ODU.
(Such as information technology, health professions, hospitality
management, and industrial technologies.)
• The articulation agreements will be reviewed every two
years or whenever major changes, due to academic policy, are required.
This Transfer Agreement is part of a larger statewide strategy
to link workforce development and community college education with
opportunities to obtain a baccalaureate degree.
TCC graduates choose ODU most frequently
for transfer into a bachelor’s degree program. In recent years,
approximately 55 percent of TCC graduates who transfer went to ODU.
Tidewater Community College is the second
largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia,
enrolling more than 34,000 students annually. The 37th largest in
the nationís 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the
50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as
a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves
the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk,
Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George
Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown
Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional
Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-three percent
of the regionís residents attending a college or university in Virginia
last fall were enrolled at TCC.