Curricular students are either full-time or part-time students working toward completion of certificates or associate degrees at the college.
Non-curricular students have not requested admission to certificate or associate degree programs or do not meet requirements for curricular status.
Full-time students enroll in 12 or more credit hours of coursework in a semester or summer session.
Part-time students enroll in fewer than 12 credit hours during a semester or summer session.
The minimum full-time academic load is 12 credit hours. The maximum load, without special permission, is 18 credit hours.
Students are classified as freshmen until they have completed 30 credits of coursework. Students are classified as sophomores after completing 30 credits of coursework.
Campus of Record
Applicants must select a campus of record - Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, or Virginia Beach - when applying for admission. Students may take classes and perform many administrative functions at any of TCC’s four campuses, but students’ records will be maintained at the designated campus of record. Except for students accepted into special admission programs (i.e., Federal Work Study, Health Professions, Trucking, and Veterans Affairs) or in situations deemed necessary by the academic dean, students shall not change their campus of record.