Future Students


Begin your journey to success and become a Southside student by completing our free online admission application. Follow these easy quick steps to begin your success story today!

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Our small size allows us to provide:

Individual attention in the classroom and laboratory, One-to-one counseling during the day and evening, Instruction by a full-time faculty that include lawyers, bankers, accountants, nurses, computer programmers and electricians and career and placement opportunities strengthened by contact with SVCC alumni employed in area business and industry.

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General Information Sessions on Tuesdays at 4 PM. Join us for a 30-minute virtual information session about Southside Virginia Community College and your pathway to success.


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5 Steps to QuickStart Your SVCC Journey 

New Students begin with Step 1 - Apply. | Returning Students begin with Step 4- Get Advised.

  • Step 1: Apply

    Apply online at southside.edu and receive your Empl ID (student ID) and username. Save this information! You will need both to log on to your MySVCC account. A Navigator (New Student Advisor) will contact you regarding Placement Testing, New Student Orientation, and Course Registration. Please check your SIS (Student Information System) Student Center for your Navigator’s contact information and required documentation.

    Log into Navigate using your MySVCC username to help get a successful start and stay on track until you graduate. Navigate is available 24 hours after the submission of your application.

  • Step 2: Apply for $$

    Apply for Financial Aid and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to ensure it is received on time. Use the SVCC Federal Student Code:008661 Priority deadline for 2021-2022 is May 1, 2021. Visit southside.edu/financial-aid. If you receive financial aid, apply each year.

    Apply online for SVCC Foundation Scholarships. There is one common application to be considered for all available scholarships. Visit southside.academicworks.com.

    If you are eligible for veteran education benefits, please visit southside.edu/veterans-affairs.


  • Step 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 the Admissions & Records Office for all colleges attended. Transcripts may be submitted in person or mailed to: Southside Virginia Community College, Attn: Admissions & Records, 109 Campus Drive, Alberta, VA 23821.

    Schedule and complete your Virginia Placement Test (VPT) by contacting Student Services, (434) 736-2022. You may also complete the placement test at one of our centers nearest you. The placement test determines what, if any, developmental courses you need first. If you are required to take the placement test, take it seriously. Prepare in advance and visit, southside.edu/placement-testing.

    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.

  • Step 4: Get Advised

    NEW STUDENTS—after testing or receiving a waiver, schedule an appointment with a Navigator Team Member (1-15 credits) to assist you with your first course selections. You will be assigned a faculty advisor who will assist you with future registrations.

    RETURNING STUDENTS—Once you have completed 16+ credits, meet with your Faculty Advisor to register for classes. If you register early, you are more likely to get the classes you need and schedule you want.

    If you receive financial aid, you must apply each year. See step 2.

  • Step 5: Register & Pay

    Complete registration by submitting your enrollment form to the Admissions and Records Office or enrolling online through Navigate. Pay tuition and fees by the tuition due dates either in person with our Business Office or online via MySVCC. You can also apply for our Tuition Payment Plan. For the most current tuition and payment due dates, visit southside.edu/tuition-and-fees.

    For additional information regarding paying for college, visit southside.edu/paying-for-college.