Admissions - Quick Start

brochure coverSVCC - Success Starts HereQuick Start: How to Apply and Register

The following outlines basic steps involved in Admission and Registration at all Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) locations. 

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#1 Apply or Re-Apply for Admission

 You can apply for admission online.


#2 aPPLY FOR $$$

Apply for Financial Aid and SVCC Foundation Scholarships. If you are eligible for veteran education benefits, please visit our Veteran Services page.


#3  Get Placed

Get placed in a program by submitting official transcripts if you are a high school/GED graduate. Also submit official college transcripts to Admissions & Records Office for all colleges attended.

Schedule and complete your Virginia Placement Test (VPT) by contacting Student Development Services. You may also complete the placement test at one of our centers nearest you.

If you have graduated in the last 5 years, you can also inquire about VPT Waiver options based on your high school GPA, or GED, ACT or SAT scores.

Visit our Placement Testing page for prep materials and practice tests.

 #4 Get Advised

New Students
- After completing placement testing or receiving a VPT waiver, schedule an appointment with Student Services to assist you with your first course selections. You will be assigned a faculty advisor to assist you with future registrations.

Returning Students- Meet with your faculty advisor to register for classes. If you register early, you are more likely to get the class you need and schedule you want.

Please check with financial aid for summer eligibility.


 #5 Register & pay

Complete registration by submitting your enrollment form to the Admissions & Records Office. Pay tuition and fees by the tuition due dates, either in person or online via MySVCC. You can also apply for our tuition payment plan.

Helpful Tips to Begin Your Semester

  • All registered students will be assigned an email account. If you are having problems with that account, get assistance at our MySVCC helpdesk.
  • Obtain your student ID card. You will need a valid photo ID, your student ID number and a print out of your schedule.
  • Purchase your textbooks prior to the semester starting from our College’s bookstore locations or online.
  • Attend New Student Orientation and begin a SUCCESSFUL semester.