PVCC’s online application is the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) online application at https://apply.vccs.edu/oa/launch.action. After completing and submitting your application, you are officially admitted to PVCC and will receive a student ID number and username on your confirmation page. Print this page or write down this information for your records.
See FAQs below for instructions on how to fill out the online application.
After submitting your application, go to step 2 if you plan to complete a degree or certificate; otherwise, go to step 4 if you will be taking credit classes without pursuing a program of study. Continue with the additional steps to enrollment. For noncredit class enrollment, see Workforce Services.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Go to the VCCS Online Application for Admission.
- Click New Users, complete the information requested and click submit.
- If you are returning to the Application for Admission after having saved it (but not made your final submission to the college) - Click on Returning Users and enter your temporary login ID and password. Click Review to return to your application in progress.
- Once you have submitted your final application for admission, you will not be able to make any changes. If corrections are necessary to information you provided, you must contact theAdmissions & Advising Center.
Note: If you receive an error using the online application, please update your browser or use Internet Explorer.
- Collect all applicable documents, including social security card, immigration documents, tax returns, military papers, driver's license and voter registration before beginning.
- Providing your social security number is highly recommended. If not given, access to many college services will be limited and tax reporting information will not be available. The social security number is required when applying for financial aid.
- Carefully read each question. Click ? for the directions for filling in text boxes.
- Complete each section.
- Use the left side-bar menu to view the status of each step. A green highlighted number indicates you completed that section.
- Clicking a SAVE & Continue button will save the information in the section.
- You will not be able to save a section that contains errors. Correct all errors before attempting to move to a new section.
Step 1: Personal Information
a. Name: Enter your current, complete legal name. Use the same format for your name when applying to multiple colleges.
b. Former Name: Enter name you used in the past.
c. Career: Select the CREDIT career when planning to enroll in classes for which you will receive college credit. Select the CNED career (Continuing Education/Workforce Development) when planning to enroll in classes identified as Noncredit or Continuing Education/Workforce Development for which you will be earning continuing education units or no college credit.
d. Term: Select the term that you would like to enroll in classes.
Step 2: Address Information
a. Mailing Address
Enter the street number and name on the first line. Enter an apartment number on the second line. Do not add both street address and PO Box information.
Step 3: Additional Personal Information
a. Ethnicity: Select an ethnic group from the drop down.
b. Gender: Select your gender (Male, Female).
c. Citizenship: Select a U.S. Citizenship status.
Step 4: Educational History
High School Information: Click on Edit High School.
b. Select the appropriate high school level. If you attended or are attending a high school in the U.S. - Click Select to enter school name or search for your high school by name or state. If your high school is not listed, check the box that indicates "My high school does not appear in the list above".
c. Enter your graduation date or anticipated graduation date (MM/YYYY) even if your high school did not appear in the list. If you do not know the diploma type you earned, select Standard.
d. If you are a home schooled student - You will select either Virginia or Out-of-State and enter your graduation date or anticipated graduation date.
e. If you earned a GED - You will select either Virginia or Out-of-State and enter the date you received your GED - Award Date with Month and Year.
f. If you attended a high school outside of the U.S. - Select Foreign High School and enter your graduation date or anticipated graduation date.
Note: Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) outside the U.S. are considered foreign high schools for purposes of this application.
Add a College
If you attended any college - Click Add a College to enter college data. A search box will be provided for you to find your college by state and name. Click Add a College and review the information. You can edit or delete your entry. You may add up to 5 colleges attended by clicking Add a College.
If you attended a college in a foreign country. Click on the Search Box and check the box for "I attended college outside the U.S." Enter your attendance dates and degrees earned.
If you did not attend any college - Skip to Family Educational Background.
Family Educational Background
You must select an option from the drop down box. This information is collected for statistical purposes only and has no bearing on your admission process.
Step 5: Educational Goals
a. What is your current goal?
If you want to pursue a degree, certificate or diploma - Select a plan from the drop down box. If you are currently in high school or home school, you may not select a plan to pursue a degree at this time. Select the option "I do not plan to pursue a degree at this time".
If you do not intend to pursue a degree, certificate or diploma - Select a reason for taking classes. If you are currently in high school or home school, you must select one of these options for dual enrollment: 041, 042, 043 or 04A.
b. Types of Degrees and Certificates: See the College Catalog or contact a Counselor for details.
AA = Associate in Arts Degree; AAA = Associate in Applied Arts Degree; AAS = Associate in Applied Science Degree; AS = Associate in Science Degree; CERT = Certificate; CSC = Career Studies Certificate
Step 6: In-State Tuition
This takes you to the domicile questionnaire which will determine if you qualify for in-state or out-of-state tuition. All Virginia residents and non-residents must complete the In-State Tuition Questionnaire.
In-State Tuition Questionnaire (sample) - Answer all questions that are presented to you.
b. When you complete the questionnaire, you will receive a summary of the questions and the answers you provided.
c. Confirm your answers and then select one of the following options:
Continue your application, Restart the questionnaire or Discard your questionnaire.
d. Select Continue your application to proceed to the final submission process.
e. Select Submit Application - This submission process will take a few minutes. Do not click Submit Application more than once. When the process is complete, you will receive confirmation that your application has been submitted successfully with the college and term information. Click Continue on each page for the following information:
Your Official Student Information SIS ID
Your Username and Password
Your Tuition Information - In-State or Out-of-State Classification
Special Notices - Additional documentation or information that may be required to complete your admission process.
Academic Information - Your assigned plan of study. If you selected a plan of study that requires special admission such as those in Allied Health and Nursing, you will be assigned to General Studies.
Application Summary - Print the application summary page so you have a record of all information associated with your application process.