May 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) provides its Web site, catalog, handbooks, printed and digital class schedules and any other printed materials or electronic media, for your general guidance. ESCC does not guarantee that the information contained within them, including, but not limited to, the contents of any page that resides under the Domain Naming System (DNS) registrations of and its associated Facebook site, are up-to-date, complete and accurate. Individuals assume any risks associated with relying upon such information without checking other credible sources, such as a college advisor. Links to other materials and Web sites provided in these sources are also for information purposes only and do not constitute ESCC’s endorsement of products or services referenced in such materials.

In addition, a student’s or prospective student’s reliance upon information contained within these sources, or individual program catalogs, handbooks, printed or digital class schedules, or other printed materials or electronic media, when making academic decisions does not constitute, and should not be construed as, a contract with ESCC. Further, ESCC reserves the right to make changes to any provision or requirement within these sources, as well as changes to any curriculum or program, whether during a student’s enrollment or otherwise.

We strongly encourage current and prospective students to confer with a college advisor for the most credible information about the College’s programs and services.

Online and Print Versions of the Catalog

The ESCC Catalog and Student Handbook resides on the College’s website Curricular listings in the catalog are in effect through the academic year shown on the catalog cover. Up-to-date information also is available throughout the ESCC website. Statements and policies in this catalog are not to be regarded as a contract between the student and the College that cannot be recalled or changed when conditions so warrant. The College reserves the right to change, when necessary, any of its policies, programs, courses and fees. 

Nondiscrimination Statement

Eastern Shore Community College does not discriminate in its employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, disability, or other non-merit factors. Inquiries related to the college’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to ESCC’s Human Resource Manager, 29316 Lankford Highway, Melfa, VA, 23510, 757.789.1754.

ESCC also prohibits sexual harassment including sexual violence or misconduct. Students or prospective students who believe they have witnessed or experienced discriminatory conditions or discriminatory acts inclusive of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, sexual harassment or inaccessible conditions, should present their concerns to the College Title IX Coordinator by phone (757.789.1759) or email ( Students who wish to make a criminal report of an incident should contact the ESCC Campus Police at 757.789.7990.

Privacy Policy

It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia and of Eastern Shore Community College that personal information about citizens will be collected only to the extent necessary to provide required services or benefits, that only appropriate information will be collected and that citizens shall understand the reasons information is collected and be able to examine their personal records which are maintained by a public body.

College Policies and Consumer Information

Consumer information and college policies are on the College’s website.