SIS tutorials

These tutorials will help you perform the most common tasks in SIS, such as accessing your records, registering for classes, dropping classes, paying your tuition, and managing your personal information.

Need additional assistance?
Contac TCC’s Info Center at info@tcc.edu or 757-822-1122. 

Getting Started

Log In to myTCC & Access SIS
  1. Type the web address www.tcc.edu to open the TCC homepage. At the top right corner of the window, click the myTCC button. The myTCC login page appears.
  2. Click in the My Username box and type your username.
  3. Click in the My Password box and type your password.
  4. Click the SIGN IN button. The myTCC Portal page appears.
  5. Click VCCS SIS: Student Information System.
Look up Username & Set Password
  1. Type the web address www.tcc.edu to open the TCC homepage. At the top right corner of the window, click the myTCC button.
  2. Click Forgot Username to look up your assigned username.
  3. Type your information in the fields. Note the format of the birthdate. Then click Search.
    A box will appear with your username, student number, and email address. Make note of this information for your records. You will need this information to access your student information during your time at TCC.
  4. A Security Question screen will display. You are required to enter several security questions and answers; your questions may vary. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save.
  5. To set or update your password, click Return to Sign In Page.
  6. Click Forgot Password.
  7. Review the Password Security Standards before choosing a password. Click OK to save your changes. This password will now be accepted by SIS, Blackboard, and TCC email.
Set User Preferences
  1. Log in to myTCC by clicking the myTCC button on TCC’s homepage
  2. Click the SIS icon
  3. Click Student Center
  4. Scroll down to Personal Information
  5. Click User Preferences
  6. Choose Tidewater Community College as your institution.
  7. Choose your Academic Career. If you are pursuing a degree and take classes for credit, choose Credit.
  8. Choose a term. If you do not know the term code, click the magnifying glass next to the Term box to select one.
  9. Choose an Aid Year. If you do not know the aid year, click the magnifying glass next to the Aid Year box to select one.
  10. Click Save
Update Personal Information

Follow these steps to change your address or phone number.

  1. Log in to myTCC by clicking the myTCC button on TCC’s homepage
  2. Click the SIS icon
  3. Click Student Center
  4. Scroll down to Personal Information

 

Add or change an address
  1. Click on the underlined address shown in the box labeled Contact Information.
  2. On the Addresses page, click Edit to change the address listed or Add a New Address to create a new address.
  3. Enter New Address information. Be sure that your address meets the following criteria:
    • Each address line is no more than 30 characters and spaces
    • Do not add any punctuation marks; only use spaces between letters
    • You must select a Jurisdiction Code. Click on the magnifying glass icon next to the code box. Click View All and select the city, state, and county for your address.
  4. Click OK once you have added all the information.
  5. Review the information you entered on the address verification page.
  6. Enter the date this new address will take effect
  7. Click on the appropriate Address Type
  8. For your home address: Always select Mailing as the address type. This is the address type the college uses to send correspondence and refunds to you.
  9. Click OK on the Save Confirmation page

 

Add or delete a phone number
  1. Click on the underlined phone type shown in the box labeled Contact Information
  2. Click Delete to remove the phone number on the Phone Numbers page 
  3. Click Add a Phone Number to add a new phone number then select the phone type from the dropdown menu
  4. Enter the telephone number and verify that the information is correct
  5. Click OK on the Save Confirmation page

 

Change or add an emergency contact

An emergency contact is the person TCC administration would contact on your behalf in an emergency situation at the college. It is important that you review and keep your contact information up to date.

Follow these steps to add, update, or delete your emergency contact:

  1. Log in to myTCC by clicking the myTCC button on TCC’s homepage
  2. Click the SIS icon
  3. Click Student Center
  4. Scroll down to Personal Information
  5. Click on Emergency Contact
  6. Click on Add an Emergency Contact
  7. Enter the name, address, and phone numbers for your emergency contacts
  8. Click Save

Classes

Search for a Class
  1. After logging in successfully, under Self Service, click Class Search.


    a. If you know the 5-digit class number—type it in the empty box next to the Course Number dropdown list. Then skip to d.
    b. If you do not know the 5-digit class number—in the empty class Subject box, type the course subject abbreviation (example: ENG, PSY, or SDV) or to see a listing of course subjects and their abbreviations, click select subject and then click select beside your desired option.
    c. Click on the Course Career dropdown list and then select Credit.
    d. Click on the Campus dropdown list and then select the campus for classes you wish to display. Leave blank to view college-wide course offerings.
    e. Click Search. You can narrow your search by clicking on Additional Search Options.
     

  2. After ensuring that the correct Term is selected, fill in any of the criteria below to search for a class.
  3. If you select a class that has more than 50 offerings or sections, the following message is displayed: “Your search will return over 50 classes, would you like to continue?” If you do not wish to narrow your search, click OK.
  4. After clicking OK, you will see a screen that lists all of the class offerings/sections for the course subject, course number, and campus you selected (scroll to view all offerings/sections).

 

Narrow your class search
  1. To narrow your class search to meet specific criteria, such as specific dates, times, or locations, click Additional Search Criteria.
  2. To narrow your class search to meet specific criteria, such as specific start times, end times, days of week, instructor, session, mode of instruction, or location, type the information or click on any drop-down list and select the appropriate criteria. Then click Search.
  3. After clicking Search, a list of all the class offerings and sections for the criteria you entered or selected will appear. Scroll to see all course offerings and sections.
Enroll in a Class
  1. After finding the class that meets your criteria, click select.
  2. Verify that the class is the one that you want, read the Enrollment Information, and then click Next to add the class to your Shopping Cart.
  3. After clicking NEXT, you will see a message stating the class has been added to your Shopping Cart.
  4. To add the class to your schedule and complete the enrollment process, click Shopping Cart.
  5. The Shopping Cart screen will appear. To enroll in the class, click the check box to the left of the class you have selected and then click enroll.
  6. In the Confirm classes window, verify again that this is the class you have selected. To complete enrollment, click Finish Enrolling.

 

Complete the enrollment process as soon as you have selected a class to be sure that you obtain one of the available seats. If you add all of your classes to your shopping cart and then finish enrolling, during peak registration times, a class you have added to your shopping cart may no longer have seats available.

Drop or Swap a class
Drop a Class
  1. Log in to myTCC by clicking the myTCC button on TCC’s homepage
  2. Click the SIS icon
  3. Click Student Center
  4. Click Drop a Class in the Academics section
  5. Place a checkmark next to the class you wish to drop
  6. Click Drop Selected Classes
  7. Review the class or classes you selected. If the list is correct, click Finish Dropping
  8. On the View Results page, check the Status column to confirm your drop was successful

 

Swap a Class
  1. Log in to myTCC by clicking the myTCC button on TCC’s homepage
  2. Click the SIS icon
  3. Click Student Center
  4. In the Academics section, click Enroll and choose Swap
  5. Select the class in your schedule that you want to swap out from the dropdown menu
  6. Choose Search for Classes and click the Search button
  7. Review the class or classes you selected. If the list is correct, click Finish Dropping
  8. On the View Results page, check the Status column to confirm your drop was successful
View and Print Class Schedule
  1. Log in to myTCC by clicking the myTCC button on TCC’s homepage
  2. Click the SIS icon
  3. Click Class Schedule from the dropdown under the Academics header
  4. Click the arrow icon
     

Your class schedule will be displayed.

You can view your schedule as a:

  • List View, which shows you a list of the classes, the days, class meeting times, building and room numbers, and the instructor’s name
  • Weekly Calendar View, which shows you a calendar grid by day and hour


To print your class schedule, scroll down to the last class entry and click the Printer Friendly Page link. 

Student Financials

View Financial Aid Awards
  1. Log in to myTCC by clicking the myTCC button on TCC’s homepage
  2. Click the SIS icon
  3. Click Student Center.
  4. Click View Financial Aid. If necessary, select the Aid Year you wish to view.


Under federal regulations, students can receive financial aid only for courses that apply toward their declared degree or certificate program. While this is not a new rule, TCC has adopted the Financial Aid Course Audit (FACA), a new system that allows us to inform you shortly after you register Click “View Course Eligibility” to see whether any of your course selections are ineligible for financial aid.

You will see each course identified as eligible or ineligible for financial aid. Eligible courses will be marked with a green check. Ineligible courses will be marked with a red “x.” Courses that have not yet been evaluated will have a question mark.

5. Review your award summary. The award is shown as Amount Offered by term. This amount is based upon your taking at least twelve credit hours. If you take fewer than 12 credits, your grant awards will be adjusted.

View Tuition Charges

You can view your tuition charges, payment due dates, and verify payments to your account using the following steps:

  1. Login to SIS
  2. Click on Self Service
  3. Click on Student Center
  4. Click on Account Inquiry under the Finances heading.
  5. The Account Summary page will open displaying any outstanding charges on your account.
Apply for Tuition Payment Plan

Pay your tuition and fees in up to four monthly installments with TCC’s payment plan, administered by Tuition Management Systems (TMS).

To sign up for the payment plan:

  1. Register for your classes
  2. When the payment plan becomes available for your semester, enroll using these steps:

    a. Log on to myTCC and click on VCCS SIS Student Information System
    b. From Self-Service menu, click on Student Center
    c. Under Finances, click on Apply for Payment Plan

Pay Tuition in SIS

Use SIS QuikPAY to pay your tuition online by credit card (MasterCard and VISA only) or by eCheck using your checking or savings account.

Visit the QuickPAY page  for the steps to make a payment in SIS. 

View To Do List
  1. Log in to myTCC by clicking the myTCC button on TCC’s homepage
  2. Click the SIS icon
  3. Click the Student Center link
  4. Your To Do list will be listed on the right side of the window.
  5. Your To Do items will be listed under the To Do List heading.
  6. Click on the underlined To Do item to view the item details. Follow the instructions on the screen to have an item removed from your file. If you have questions, contact the department listed on the screen for more information.

 

Financial Aid Students: You must check your To Do List items often. Failure to submit the requested items on your To Do List will delay your financial aid processing and may result in your aid not being available in time to meet tuition due deadlines.

View Holds
  1. Log in to myTCC by clicking the myTCC button on TCC’s homepage
  2. Click the SIS icon
  3. Click the Student Center link
  4. Your holds list will be listed on the right side of the window. Click on Details to view additional information for the item.
  5. Follow the instructions shown on the screen to have the hold removed from your file. If you have questions, contact the department listed on the screen for more information.

Academic Records

View Grades
  1. Log in to myTCC by clicking the myTCC button on TCC’s homepage
  2. Click the SIS icon
  3. Click Student Center
  4. In the Academics section, click Grades from the dropdown and then the arrow icon


Your grades for the term will be displayed on the next page. If the wrong term is showing, choose a different term from the Select Term menu and click Change. Your GPA will be displayed below the term’s grades.

View & Print Advisement Reports

Your advisement report contains:

  • the courses required to complete your plan requirements
  • the courses you have taken and how they will be applied to your plan requirements
  • the number of credits you have taken, and the number needed to complete your requirements for graduation


To access your advisement report:

  1. Log in to myTCC by clicking the myTCC button on TCC’s homepage
  2. Click the SIS icon
  3. Click the Student Center link
  4. Click My Academics
  5. Click View my advisement report


To print a copy of your advisement report, click View Report in PDF.

See your counselor or academic advisor if you have questions about your advisement report.

Request a Transcript

Official TCC transcripts are only available through the College Registrar’s transcript website

Follow these steps to view and print an unofficial copy of your transcript in SIS.

  1. Log in to myTCC by clicking the myTCC button on TCC’s homepage
  2. Click the SIS icon
  3. Click Student Center
  4. In the Academics section, click the dropdown menu and select Transcript: View Unofficial
  5. Select Tidewater Community College in the Institution box
  6. Select Unofficial Transcript for Report Type
  7. Click the arrow icon

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