Admissions - Quick Start


brochure coverQuick 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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Step 1Complete an application for admission and submit it to SVCC. You can apply for admission online.
Step 3
Submit official transcripts if you are a high school/GED graduate. Also submit official college transcripts to Admissions & Records for all college attended.
Step 4
Schedule and complete your Virginia Placement Test (VPT).
Step 5 in Applying and Registering
After completing placement testing, 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.
Step 6
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.