Student services

All kinds of support for all kinds of students

Community college students often balance a job, family and other responsibilities along with their academic work. And many students come to TCC as the first in their family to attend college. Learn more about our student services, and how we can help you succeed.

Academic and career success

At TCC, a comprehensive team of academic advisors, professional tutors, career advisors and counselors is available to help you develop your academic strengths and tackle challenges. Take advantage of the rich variety of resources available to you as you make the most of your opportunities.

Academic advising

Advisors address issues related to career, academic difficulty, time management and other obstacles that hinder student success. TCC advisors are available by phone and in person.

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Students can find one-on-one tutoring in campus Learning Assistance Centers. While appointments are encouraged, walk-ups can find help with immediate academic needs. Services are available six days a week.

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First Year Success

Recognizing that most students need assistance as they transition to college, First Year Success coordinators on each campus provide comprehensive orientations and support for new students and their families.

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Career resources

TCC is committed to assisting students and graduates in finding jobs. The Office of Career and Employment Services provides services to help students prepare and find the career of their dreams.

Center for Military and Veterans Education

The Center for Military and Veterans Education serves military-related students. The staff and advisors at the CMVE – most of whom are veterans or military spouses – will help you with admission needs and financial concerns. Counselors on staff strive to ease the transition from the military to civilian life. Whether you’re a veteran, active duty, spouse or dependent, the CMVE is your one-stop resource.

Personal support

Life can be complicated. That's why TCC offers an array of personal support services, along with programs for special populations.

First generation college students

Are you the first in your family to go to college? TCC’s dedicated resources and support can help you overcome barriers.

Students with disabilities

TCC provides equal access for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses and fully complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Women's Center

TCC’s Women’s Center offers comprehensive, specialized services that range from college transition and time management to leadership training.

Open Door Project

This federally funded program helps low-income, first-generation college students stay in college and graduate.

Computers for Student Success

Provides desktop computers to deserving TCC students for a nominal fee.

International students

Immigration advising and admission assistance are provided by the Office of International Student Services.

Student Services Offices

Regular office hours are:
Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Interim Dean of Students
Kevin McCarthy

Pass Building, Room 153
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Phone: 757-822-5115


Interim Dean Kia Hardy

Andrews Building, Room 1112
315 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 757-822-1585


Dean Dana M. Hathorn

Building A, Room 150B
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Phone: 757-822-2180

Virginia Beach

Dean Marilyn Hodge

Bayside Building, Room B-112
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Phone: 757-822-7244

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