Get Started: Steps to Enrollment

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Explore PVCC's associate degree programs, career studies certificates, and short-term (FastForward) training programs to gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to enter the workforce, advance your career, or transfer to a four-year college or university. 

Ready to get started? Complete the steps below to begin.

STEP 1 - EXPLORE

Check out associate degree programs, career studies certificates, and short-term (FastForward) training programs.
Request information, attend an info session, or take a campus tour.
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STEP 2 - APPLY

Interested in earning an associate degree or career studies certificate ? Apply today!

Click here to apply!

Identity Verification: In order to provide a safe and secure learning environment, admission to our college requires that all new credit applicants verify their identity. Applicants will need access to a computer or mobile device that has a camera in order to provide a real-time photo of themselves (Liveness Check) and upload a photo ID (Driver's License, Passport, ID Card, etc.).

Interested in earning a FastForward credential? Apply today!

Click here to submit the new student form!

Need assistance applying to an associate degree, career studies certificate, or FastForward credential program?

STEP 3 - FUND

Associate degrees and career studies certificates

Paying for associate degrees and career studies certificates
Cost of attendance for associate degrees and career studies certificates

FastForward credentials

Paying for FastForward credentials
Cost of attendance for FastForward credentials

STEP 4 - REGISTER FOR CLASS

Associate degrees and career studies certificates

Students pursuing certificates or degrees with a summer or fall start date
  • Spring graduates of Albemarle High School, Charlottesville High School, Fluvanna County High School, Louisa County High School, Monticello High School, Nelson County High School, Western Albemarle High School, or William Monroe High School should contact admissions@pvcc.edu for details about advising and registration events at your high school. These events take place in the spring of your senior year.
  • Spring high school and homeschool graduates who did not attend an advising and registration event at their high school should click here to register for your mandatory STAR (Student Advising & Registration) session at PVCC. These events are held during the summer following your high school graduation.
  • Incoming students who graduated prior to this spring should schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor:
    1. Log into MyPVCC.
    2. Click the Navigate Student tile.
    3. Click Appointments.
    4. Click Schedule an Appointment and select your assigned advisor.
Students pursuing certificates or degrees with a spring start date

Students pursuing certificates or degrees with a spring start date should schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor:

  1. Log into MyPVCC.
  2. Click the Navigate Student tile.
  3. Click Appointments.
  4. Click Schedule an Appointment and select your assigned advisor.

FastForward credentials

Students pursuing FastForward credentials

An admissions coach will review the new student form you submitted in step 2 and will follow up with you about funding and course registration. If you have immediate concerns regarding course registration, please contact admissions@pvcc.edu.

STEP 5 - PREPARE

Students pursuing associate degrees and career studies certificates
Students pursuing FastForward credentials
  • Complete all funding assistance paperwork (if applicable) prior to enrollment.
  • Commercial Drivers (CDL) students:
    • Provide a copy of a valid driver's license prior to enrollment, and present actual driver's license for inspection at the first class session.
    • Earn and provide a copy of the CDL learner’s permit (obtained from Department of Motor Vehicles) prior to enrollment. 
    • Complete and provide a copy of acceptable Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) physical exam prior to enrollment.
    • Complete and provide negative urine drug screen results prior to enrollment. Note: Drug screen results must be dated no more than 30 calendar days prior to class start date.
  • Construction, electrical, heavy equipment operator, and plumbing students:

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