Academic advising

Maybe you know you’re ready for college. Perhaps you know exactly what you plan to study. Then again, maybe you don’t. Academic counselors at Tidewater Community College help you define and achieve your educational and professional goals.

We're here to help

Advisors can help address issues related to career decisions, academic difficulty, time management and other obstacles that can hinder student success. Plan to meet with an advisor at least once per semester, especially during your first few semesters at TCC and as you near graduation.

Academic advisors can help you:

  • complete your degree or certificate
  • consider possible careers and programs that might be a good fit
  • choose courses that will satisfy your degree or educational goals
  • address academic concerns or issues
  • transfer smoothly to another college
  • connect with TCC or other community resources to support your success


Find an academic advisor 

If you are considering taking courses at TCC or have questions about getting started, please visit any of our advising centers to meet with an academic advisor. 

Advising hours
Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chesapeake Campus
George Pass Building, Room 141 
Phone: 757-822-5125
Fax: 757-822-5134

Norfolk Campus
Andrews Building, Room 1120
Phone: 757-822-1534
Fax: 757-822-1247

Portsmouth Campus
Building A, Room 140
Phone: 757-822-2200
Fax: 757-822-2910

Visual Arts Center
340 High St. 
Portsmouth, VA 23707
Phone: 757-822-1820
Fax: 757-822-1800

Virginia Beach Campus
Building B (Bayside), Room B207
Phone: 757-822-7211
Fax: 757-822-7346

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Can’t make it to campus? Taking classes online? You can also seek assistance through our e-Advising system. Complete this form to be contacted by an e-Advisor.

Transfer advising

Students planning to transfer from TCC to a four-year school can seek specialized transfer advising through their campus transfer advisor. Learn more about transferring from TCC

Chesapeake Campus
Rhonda Goudy 

Norfolk Campus
Kia Hardy             

Portsmouth Campus
Nicole Walker

Virginia Beach Campus
Maura Spreen             

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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.

Chesapeake Campus

Dean James Edwards

Pass Building, Room 146
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Phone: 757-822-5115

Norfolk Campus

Dean Emanuel Chestnut

Andrews Building
315 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 757-822-1585

Portsmouth Campus

Dean Dana Singleton

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

Phone: 757-822-2180

Virginia Beach Campus

Dean Marilyn Hodge

Building B (Bayside), Room B112
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Phone: 757-822-7244