Mobile Advising

Mobile Advising
PVCC is piloting a new text message service to help students complete their degrees. An initial study conducted in partnership with UVA found that these text messages increased the number of students that continued in college and graduated.
Throughout the semester, participating students will receive text messages from a PVCC advisor, Deanne Browning, to help students choose courses that help them complete their program of study, maximize how much financial aid they receive if they apply, and connect to helpful campus resources. Deanne will respond individually to questions and messages she receives from students. This is a great opportunity to get personalized advising at PVCC from the convenience of your phone!
Piedmont Virginia Mobile Support is a pilot program. If successful, it will grow to serve more students in future terms.  For questions, please contact Deanne Browning at

Meet Your Mobile Advisor!

Deanne BrowningDeanne Browning is the Mobile Advisor at PVCC.  She is passionate about helping students navigate their college experience.  She received a Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and a Master’s  degree in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. When not working, Deanne can be found researching her next travel destination, reading or taking advantage of the great local hiking. With a background in Admissions, Financial Aid and Academic Advising at both public and private institutions, Deanne looks forward to continuing her work with PVCC students.
This is a pilot program, so you may not receive texts immediately. You can stop messages at any time by replying “STOP.” We will never ask for personal information, including social security number or financial information. Never send confidential information over text. Standard messaging and data rates may apply. 

How-to Guides

PDF icon How to Log into MyPVCC
PDF icon How to Check My Program of Study Requirements
PDF icon How to Create My Advisement Report
PDF icon How to Check if my courses are Financial Aid Eligible
PDF icon How to Check Financial Aid Status
PDF icon How to Access Smarthinking Tutoring
PDF icon How to Submit a Graduation Application