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Thomas Nelson Community College

Hampton, VA

Thomas Nelson Community College is an open-enrollment, two-year institution of higher education established in 1967 as part of a statewide system of 23 community colleges. It primarily serves the residents of the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York. As expressed in its mission statement, Thomas Nelson Community College changes lives, empowers students to succeed, and enhances the civic and economic vitality of the Peninsula community through high quality education and workforce training, excellent services, and innovative partnerships.

Thomas Nelson serves approximately 11,000 undergraduate students each year, making it the fifth largest college within the Virginia Community College System in terms of student headcount. The College serves a highly diverse region, and its student body closely reflects the demographics of the greater community.

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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Freshman Financial Aid Date
For priority consideration, students should apply for financial aid by May 1 for fall, November 1 for spring, and Ap...see more For priority consideration, students should apply for financial aid by May 1 for fall, November 1 for spring, and April 1 for summer terms.
Transcripts
Official transcripts should be submitted upon posting of current course grades so that courses can be evaluated for cred...see moreOfficial transcripts should be submitted upon posting of current course grades so that courses can be evaluated for credit. Students should follow directions located on the Transcript Evaluation Request Form https://www.tncc.edu/sites/default/files/content-documents/Request_for_Transfer_Evaluation_Form_2017_0%20-%20Converted%208-27-20.pdf Students applying for admission into the following programs must submit official transcripts at time of application: Nursing, Dental Hygiene.
Tests
At Thomas Nelson, we use mulitple measures and guided self-placement in place of admissions tests in most cases. Student...see moreAt Thomas Nelson, we use mulitple measures and guided self-placement in place of admissions tests in most cases. Students should review information on this process on the Colleges website: https://www.tncc.edu/college-readiness Exceptions may occur for military students. Please consult with our Office of Veterans Services: https://www.tncc.edu/military/veterans
Essay
Not required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require letters of recommendation. Pleas...see moreNot required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require letters of recommendation. Please consult the College Catalog for more information.
Interview
Not required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require letters of recommendation. Pleas...see moreNot required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require letters of recommendation. Please consult the College Catalog for more information.
Letter of Recommendation
Not required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require letters of recommendation. Pleas...see moreNot required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require letters of recommendation. Please consult the College Catalog for more information.
Application Fee
There is no fee to apply for admission to Thomas Nelson.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance and program placement
Freshman Definition
A student who has fewer than 30 credits
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Financial Aid
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Transfer Financial Aid Date
For priority consideration, students should apply for financial aid by May 1 for fall, November 1 for spring, and Ap...see more For priority consideration, students should apply for financial aid by May 1 for fall, November 1 for spring, and April 1 for summer terms.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance and program placement.
College Fit
Thomas Nelson makes college possible for members of our Peninsula community with affordable tuition, convenient loca...see more Thomas Nelson makes college possible for members of our Peninsula community with affordable tuition, convenient locations, flexible schedules, and innovative programs designed in collaboration with our educational and industry partners in the region. Our outstanding faculty are renowned for high quality instruction; our small class sizes allow students to connect with faculty and receive personalized attention. We prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions as well as for sought-after careers in a variety of in-demand fields. We offer a range of scholarships, internships, articulated program agreements with four-year institutions, and we are nationally recognized for quality of service to members of our military and their families. Thomas Nelson is the first choice for students on the Peninsula for a high-quality, affordable education.
Course Transfer Criteria
Course grade must be C or higher in order to transfer.
Transcripts
An unofficial transcript can be used for admission to the College and for advising. An official transcript is required f...see moreAn unofficial transcript can be used for admission to the College and for advising. An official transcript is required for evaluation of credits for transfer.
Tests
At Thomas Nelson, we use mulitple measures and guided self-placement in place of admissions tests in most cases. Student...see moreAt Thomas Nelson, we use mulitple measures and guided self-placement in place of admissions tests in most cases. Students should review information on this process on the Colleges website: https://www.tncc.edu/college-readiness Exceptions may o
Essay
Not required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require letters of recommendation. Pleas...see moreNot required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require letters of recommendation. Please consult the College Catalog for more information.
Letters of Recommendation
Not required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require letters of recommendation. Pleas...see moreNot required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require letters of recommendation. Please consult the College Catalog for more information.
Interview
Not required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require letters of recommendation. Pleas...see moreNot required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require letters of recommendation. Please consult the College Catalog for more information.
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
Virginia?s community colleges offer students more than the opportunity to earn a degree or certificate; they provide a g...see moreVirginia?s community colleges offer students more than the opportunity to earn a degree or certificate; they provide a gateway to the Commonwealth?s four-year colleges. Through system-wide negotiated agreements, students who graduate from a Virginia community college with an associate degree and the minimum grade point average required by the four-year college are guaranteed admission to many of the Commonwealth?s colleges and universities. Students should review the Guaranteed Admissions Agreement for the four-year institution they wish to attend to learn more about the process: https://www.tncc.edu/advising/transfer
Application Fee
There is no fee to apply for transfer admission to Thomas Nelson.
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Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Division
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Arts, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences Division
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Public Safety, Allied Health and Human Services Division
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Campus Service and Engagement
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Disability Services
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
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Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Online Degree Options Available
Summer Courses Available
Flexible Degree Options
High School Dual Enrollment
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Guaranteed Admissions
Reverse Transfer
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Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
Dedicated POC for Military
Recognized Student Veteran Organization
SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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