Steps to Enrollment for Degree-Seeking
or Certificate-Seeking Students*
*If you are interested in taking classes without pursuing a degree or certificate, simply apply to PVCC (Step 1) and then register for classes (Step 7) using MyPVCC. (Note: Some classes have prerequisites that may require placement test scores.)
|STEP 1: SUBMIT AN ONLINE APPLICATION
Apply online now using the Virginia Community College System's application. After completing your application, you will receive a student ID number and username on your confirmation page. Print this page or write down this information for your records.
See instructions on completing the application.
Request help with the online application for admission.
|STEP 2: APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID.
PVCC Financial Aid
Main Building, Rm. M136
School Code: 009928
We encourage all degree- and certificate-seeking students to apply for financial aid. Financial aid may come in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and work-study positions. The first step is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online. To obtain your maximum eligibility, it is best to complete the FAFSA prior to March 31 of the year you plan to attend PVCC, but you may apply after this date.
|STEP 3: MEET WITH AN ADVISOR.
PVCC Admissions & Advising Center
Main Building, Rm. M144
Our mission is to help you meet your educational goals. The enrollment process at PVCC involves a series of steps and decisions that are necessary to ensure your success as a student. Stop by the Admissions and Advising Center for walk-in advising assistance (center hours at www.pvcc.edu/hours) or call to schedule an appointment with an advisor.
*If you are a student with a documented disability requiring classroom accommodation, please inform the administrative assistant when making your appointment.
|STEP 4: SEND OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.
This is only necessary if you want to receive transfer credit for previously completed college coursework obtained outside the Virginia Community College System. Only students applying or entering allied health programs (i.e., nursing, surgical technology, emergency medical services, sonography or radiography) need to send high school transcripts.
In order to have your previous college credits evaluated for transfer to PVCC, please send your official academic transcripts from the previous colleges and the completed Transcript Evaluation Request Form to the mailing address below. If you attended another Virginia community college and want to receive transfer credit at PVCC, the completed Transcript Evaluation Request Form is still required, but we do not need an official transcript.
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Admissions and Records
501 College Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22902-7589
|STEP 5: TAKE PLACEMENT TESTS.
PVCC Testing Center
Main Building, Rm. M607
Students planning to apply for financial aid or pursue a degree or certificate at PVCC requiring math or English courses must take placement tests. These tests are administered in the Testing Center at PVCC. See hours of operation. There is no fee to take the placement tests. You can prepare for these tests by reviewing placement test information.
Possible exemptions from taking some or all of the placement tests include:
|STEP 6: MEET WITH AN ADVISOR FOR PLACEMENT
TEST SCORE INTERPRETATION AND TO
FINALIZE YOUR ACADEMIC PLAN.
Advisors in the Admissions & Advising Center will evaluate placement test results and help you choose appropriate classes. Stop by the Admissions & Advising Center for walk-in advising assistance, or call 434.961.6551 to schedule an appointment with an advisor.
|STEP 7: REGISTER FOR CLASSES ONLINE USING
|STEP 8: PAY FOR YOUR CLASSES.
PVCC Cashier's Office
Main Building, Rm. M245
Tuition can be paid online through MyPVCC or in person at the Cashier's Office. Be aware of tuition payment deadlines noted on the Academic Calendar.
Virginia In-State Tuition and Fees
• Fall 2013 - $133.65 per credit hour
• Spring 2013 - $127.65 per credit hour
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees
• Fall 2013 - $328.25 per credit hour
• Spring 2013 - $319.75 per credit hour
|STEP 9: BUY YOUR BOOKS.
Main Building, Rm. M153
Print your schedule of classes, and take it to the PVCC Bookstore for assistance, or you can buy your books online.
|STEP 10: OBTAIN A PARKING PERMIT.
Stop by the reception desk at the south entrance of PVCC's Main Building to get a free parking permit for the semester.
|STEP 11: ACTIVATE YOUR PVCC EMAIL.
Through your PVCC email, you will be notified about financial aid and important class updates. To activate your email, log into MyPVCC and select the "Gmail" link.
Email the Help Desk or call 434.961.5261 if you experience difficulty using any of PVCC's online services.
If you are a student with a disability, please click here for information on PVCC's disability services.