Piedmont Advantage

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Get the Piedmont Advantage!

This dynamic five-week summer program offers you the chance to leap ahead in your college career, earning college credit and advancing in English and Math. 

Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) is a dynamic two-year college that helps students gain fulltime employment or transfer to a four-year college or university. PVCC students enjoy a welcoming community and engaging classroom instruction. Still, transitioning from high school to college can be a little intimidating for many students.

A lot of students have found that programs like Piedmont Advantage eased their concerns, helped them transition to college life, and enabled them to complete their certificate or degree programs more quickly. Piedmont Advantage participants may earn as many as three credits in the five-week program and receive the following benefits:

  • Complete College Success Skills (SDV 101) and earn credit toward graduation;
  • Enhance reading, speaking, and writing skills for college-level coursework;
  • Develop leadership skills for success on campus, on the job, and in the community;
  • Enjoy engaging recreational and social activities and make new friends;
  • Create a support network of students, faculty, and staff.

Class Schedule
Participants will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (lunch provided) begining June 27 and ending August 3.

  • College Success Skills (SDV) meets Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in M155 Main Building
  • Lunch provided Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (location TBA)
  • Developmental Mathematics meets Monday and Wednesday from 2 pm. to 3:15 p.m. in M253 Main Building

Leadership Retreat
Students will participate in a leadership retreat Tuesday, June 28, at the Outdoor Adventure Park. We will depart PVCC at 8 a.m. and return at 5 p.m.

Developmental Math 
Participants who place into developmental math may get a head start on the developmental math sequence and retake the Virginia Placement Test at the end of the five-week program. Students who demonstrate appropriate improvement may proceed directly to college-level math.

Developmental English
Participants who placed into English Fundamentals (developmental education) will retake the Virginia Placement Test at the conclusion of the five-week program. Students who demonstrate satisfactory improvement may proceed directly to college-level English.

Financial Aid
Participants must submit the 2015-2016 FASFA and PVCC Summer Aid Application no later than June 27. 

Get the Piedmont Advantage! Click apply now to submit your application today.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as seats are limited. Applications will be reviewed until all seats are filled, and applicants will be notified of their admission to Piedmont Advantage on a rolling basis. 

Additional Information
Questions about Piedmont Advantage may be addressed to the Admissions & Advising Center at 434.961.5264 or by emailing success@pvcc.edu.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all PVCC-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation to participate in Piedmont Advantage, please contact Susan Hannifan at 434.961.5281 no later than June 17.