Norfolk, VA
Tidewater Community College


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Recent Reviews

Luke
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Every human being allocates each aspect of his or her life into a mental hierarchy of importance. With age, these rankings o...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Every human being allocates each aspect of his or her life into a mental hierarchy of importance. With age, these rankings of what one deems to be essential are subject to great change as experience and wisdom affect one's outlook on life. As a typical high school student, the preoccupations that I often regarded of inestimable value typically centered around my daily appearance, hoping for social acceptance, and wondering whether the most popular girl at school would ever reciprocate the feelings I had for her. The common trend of these trivialities dealt with what others thought about me. With what little knowledge I have acquired in my two years of pursuing higher education, if I was granted the chance to speak with my former self, I would advise myself to shift the structure of the aforementioned mental hierarchy and exchange my frivolous goals for ones with substantial and beneficial outcomes. I would suggest that these new goals include academic achievement and improved planning for higher education. Had this conversation taken place, the odds are that I would not be attending a community college and writing essays in hopes of financial assistance for the latter half of my undergraduate education.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If I had to choose one type of person that should not attend Tidewater Community College, it would be someone who is not dedicated to working hard in an attempt to further his or her personal life and become an upstanding citizen of the United States of America. I do believe, however, that everyone deserves a chance to broaden his or her educational oppurtunities, and Tidewater Community College provides people with that oppurtunity.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

My experience with TCC has been mostly positive. However, if I had to pick the most frustrating aspect of Tidewater Community College, it would be the overall inefficiency of the registration process. On occasion, I have had to wait for more than 1 1/2 hours to speak with a counselor.

tericka
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

TCC is known for their great academic programs. TCC assist their students with transferring to a four year univeristy to furt...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

TCC is known for their great academic programs. TCC assist their students with transferring to a four year univeristy to further their education. They also have lots of campus activities to be a community college.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself go to a junio college first. Apply for as many scholarships as posisble. Get involved with campus activities and dont be afraid to venture out and try new things. I would tell myself to stive hard in high school and develop study habits.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would have went to this school before going to a four year university. The tuition is cheaper and I feel that I learned more at this school than at the four year instuition.

Kristleena
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Plan your time wisely and do not put off your assignments. There is only today to do the school work because tomorrow never c...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Plan your time wisely and do not put off your assignments. There is only today to do the school work because tomorrow never comes and you eventually fall behind and get snowballed.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People how procrastinate and do not know how to manage their time should not attend college.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Finding parking is honestly one of the most frustrating things about college.

Catherine
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Having been one of those students who just got by, college was not where I wanted to be. Sitting back and seeing me then, I k...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Having been one of those students who just got by, college was not where I wanted to be. Sitting back and seeing me then, I know it was all about fear of the unkown and stepping out of comfort zones. College can be a wonderful place to build the foundations of your life. To fine tune what you have accomplished the last twelve years, or to give those years an educational purpose. Many people do "get by" fine without that college experience, and lead healthy, successful lives. But, college, whether two or four, or beyond, can be the firing mechanism that helps you reach for so much more than 'here and now'. It can change your life. More so , it can help you change the world around you. College is about learning about life. Don't be afraid of what could be. (And if you think you're afraid, you can bet you're not in that boat alone!) So, no, don't stay in the boat of "ok". Get out and experience the joy of the water!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

That even though you may not want a full four year degree, it is well worth the time to accomplish the basics at the Community College level. That way, you have a strong foundation. Should the time come to go beyond the two year, or simply prove to yourself and future employers that you have the abillity to see something through, the hardest part is over. You can begin to build on what you've set in motion.

What kind of person should attend this school?

If you are unsure of your abilities to succeed, you should come - to grow, develop and mature. If you know you can succeed, you should come. - as one who can help others. If you are young, set positive foundations. If you are old, build on those foundations you already have.

Deborah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I couold go back in time to the time I was a senior in high school, I would have been a little more assertive about talkin...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I couold go back in time to the time I was a senior in high school, I would have been a little more assertive about talking to my high school counsellor about my further educational options. I would not have let my social position and perceptions of the type of people who go on to college prohibit me from doing that. I had let me preconcieved knowledge and lack of knowledge and understanding delay my college until later in life. The transition to college from high school would have been smoother and not quite so initimidating as it was after having three children and then going back to school.

What's unique about your campus?

The credits from TCC transfer and they are accredited for the field of study I have chosen.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The type of person that should not attend this school is someone who is not serious about a good education. Tidewater Community College offers a wide variety of studies and prides itself on have credits that transfers to four year schools. Anyone that is studying the healthcare industry should be absolutely serious about their studies and the carrer path they have chosen.. They will be a major factor in the quality of life for the people they care for.

Amanda
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I couldn?t go back in time to my senior year because I only made it to ninth grade. My family became homeless after my parent...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I couldn?t go back in time to my senior year because I only made it to ninth grade. My family became homeless after my parent lost their jobs to the over sea market. I had a choice to help support my family or school. Many years later, I study hard and received my GED. If I could go back in time it would be to my freshman year of high school. I would tell myself; not to give up yet, because college is so rewarding. I would tell myself; that there is no chance to live a comfortable life with out a college education. I would give myself all the most know skinny on all the professors! That many of them will lock the door if you are late, so always be on time! Never get discourage, because there are many people in college that is going through the same thing, and they will move mountains to finish college. The number thing I would tell myself if I could go back in time would be never give up!

Tricia
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to take a lighter class load the first two semesters, until you feel like you have adjusted and can handl...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to take a lighter class load the first two semesters, until you feel like you have adjusted and can handle a heavier load. Try to narrow down a major/majors as best you can. That way you don't find yourself switching majors mid-way. Don't slack off in any way. It is easy to do because you are incharge of being there on time and keeping up on your grades. No more parent/teacher confrences! I would tell myself to get more involved in campus organizations/ committees. Ask for help once I noticed that I was struggling in a class or area of study. Take advantage of every opportunity to get assistance and utilize study groups, fellow students or tutors. I would also strongly recommend that you set yourself up financially(scholarships, grants,etc.), so that you don't have to work two part-time jobs to pay your way through college. It is very stressfull when you struggle finacially and it makes it so much harder to concentrate on your classes. Last but not least, even though college is serious, have fun and enjoy it!!!

Xavier
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The one thing unique about Tidewater Community College in comparison to the other schools I considered is the tuition. The sc...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The one thing unique about Tidewater Community College in comparison to the other schools I considered is the tuition. The schools I were accepted to were all private colleges and had small class sizes, just like Tidewater Community College, but they also had dormitories, extra fees, and they are hours away from home.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Xavier, High school is just another step in life you have the ability to conquer as long as you stay focused. The advanced placement classes are just a taste of what college can be like. Do not quit now, you have gone too far and done too much. Your teachers are going to be a little rough on you, but just push through it, all will go well. Also, enjoy your senior year, it goes by way too fast. You only have one life with very short time to live it so, make the most of it.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Going to a community college in this area allows you to see the people you graduated high school with who barely made it out. Although I graduated with honors and had plans to go to a four year school made it difficult to adjust. There are people of all ages, which also makes it uncomfortable, but after the first semester I adjusted and all went well.

Lawren
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is small, but still has many routes that you can take to persue your degree.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is small, but still has many routes that you can take to persue your degree.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I were to talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself not to wait so long. I am currently active duty military, and I have been out of school for over six years. I am a freshman, six years later. I would tell myself not to worry as much about college as I did. I would make sure that I applied for scholarships, and grants and did everything that I could do to have the money for college. I was too scared to go striaght to college, thats why I postponed it over five years. I remind myself to have the confidence and the faith that everything would work out, and that college was not as scary as I portrayed it in my own mind. Have faith that all will work out and it will.

What's unique about your campus?

I would consider the flexible class schedule to be the best thing about TCC. There are many different options to the way the class is conducted.

Brandon
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

i would tell my self to jump on the ball and really prepare myself. I would tell my self to work even harder and to aim high,...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

i would tell my self to jump on the ball and really prepare myself. I would tell my self to work even harder and to aim high,not to lose focus and let anything stop me. Before I left high school I would visit my counselor for more advice so i would know of the things to come. I also would make sure that i feeled out as many scholarships as I could because of my financial situation.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school is the times of the classes.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

the most frustrating thing about Tcc is The Buildings and the elevators there are only two elevators in the campus buildings so if im running late it takes more time to get to class waiting for the elevator.

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