Refer to the College Catalog, Class Schedule or Academic Calendar for exact dates.
Apply for Admission
Complete an online VCCS application. If you do not have computer access or have questions contact the Admissions Office, (276)739-2460 or (276)739-2508, ISC 133.
If you are applying for a Nursing & Allied Health program, complete the Medical Program Application and review the admission process for the program you are interested in.
Request official copies of High School & College transcripts be sent to VHCC Admissions Office. Submit the Transcript Evaluation Request Form to the Admissions Office to transfer credits from other colleges.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov Questions? Contact Financial Aid at 276-739-2555, ISC 128. Also Available - Veterans Benefits (276)739-2460, Tobacco Grant (276)739-2529 and VHCC Educational Foundation Scholarships (276)739-2449.
Complete Placement Testing
After you have submitted an application to the College you are required to take placement tests in English (reading & writing) and math. The results of these tests will determine which courses you are eligible to enroll in at VHCC. It is recommended that each student review for the placement tests at www.vhcc.edu/placement before testing. To register for placement testing, call the Testing Center at(276) 739-2476.
With appropriate documentation, students who took the ACT or SAT tests and achieved the required scores or have completed college level math or English at other colleges and universities may be exempt from placement testing. Please contact the Student Success Center at (276)739-2438 for information or questions regarding exemption.
Complete the online preview. This is a web-based introduction to VHCC. It is a required component of Orientation (SDV courses), and should be completed before each student meets with an academic counselor. Access the Online Preview at www.vhcc.edu/preview.
Meet with the appropriate academic counselor for your program of study. This should be done after placement testing and the Online Preview have been completed. During this session placement tests will be interpreted, education and career goals will be explored, and first semester classes will be scheduled. Contact the Student Success Center to schedule your appointment, (276)739-2438.
STEP (Success. Transition. Education. Progression)
STEP is a program designed to help incoming students get started on the right path. STEP is intended to foster student success by introducing students to their faculty advisor, providing a campus tour, and visiting information tables by many departments designed to answer all questions. This one-day event is held the week before classes begin (fall and spring semesters). For more information visit www.vhcc.edu/step.
Enroll in Orientation (Student Development, SDV). Each student is required to take this course during the first semester. Check the class schedule for days and times.
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