Apply to Virginia Peninsula

Apply to Virginia Peninsula

At Virginia Peninsula Community College (VPCC) we provide financially accessible, high quality, comprehensive educational programs, and services to meet the needs of our students. Our course offerings are delivered in a variety of formats to suit different learning styles and meet scheduling needs for day and evening classes. You can complete your classes online, in the classroom or through a combination of methods, in full semester or accelerated class sessions. Our mission is your success!

We are the Peninsula's community college, serving residents of the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York.

Applying to the College is free and any person 18 years of age or older who holds a high school diploma or equivalent can take advantage of our academic opportunities. Our campuses offer convenience, while our short-term, two-year and college transfer programs offer many pathways to a rewarding career.

The College reserves the right to evaluate special cases and to refuse admission to applicants when a refusal is in the best interest of the college.

Note : Additional admission criteria exist for our Dual Enrollment, Nursing, and Dental Hygiene students.

Take the next step! Use the checklist below to guide you through the application and enrolling process.


New Student Checklist

☐ Step 1

Apply to Virginia Peninsula 
The completed application will include your Student ID number and MyVPCC username, as well as indicate your tuition rate (in/out of state). Make sure to check your email for follow-up information from Enrollment Management.

☐ Step 2

Sign in to MyVPCC using your MyVPCC username.
MyVPCC provides access to important student information and your college email account.

You will also have access to our onboarding tool, Navigate, 24 hours after you apply online. You may download the Navigate app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. See below for more information about how you’ll use Navigate.

☐ Step 3

Complete the Enrollment Survey
At Virginia Peninsula, we use multiple measures and informed self-placement to determine student readiness for college-level English and Math courses. More information is available on our College Readiness page.

☐ Step 4

Apply for Financial Aid
Complete the FREE Application for Financial and Student Aid (FAFSA) at to be considered for federal, state, and institutional financial aid that can help you pay for tuition, fees, and textbooks. Make sure to add Virginia Peninsula Community College to your FAFSA application using school code 006871.

Consider applying for VPCC Scholarships

☐ Step 5

Register for Classes through Navigate
Using the programs of study in the college catalog and the course schedule, determine which classes you need to take.

Next, access Navigate through MyVPCC. Add classes to your cart and register in Navigate like in this video and then review your schedule with your academic advisor at your appointment. This will hold your place in classes and ensure you are taking the right classes for your program.

☐ Step 6

Make an Appointment with an Advisor
You’ll use Navigate to make an appointment with your Advisor. Academic Advising also has walk-in services on Thursdays, but making an appointment is the best way to ensure you get the help you need.

Special Note: Depending on the time of year, it may be difficult to make an appointment with your advisor within the next few days. You should register for your classes NOW.

☐ Step 7

Attend New Student Orientation
Our New Student Orientation is a program for all students, including Early College high school students. You’ll learn about important College processes and student support services.

☐ Step 8

Order Textbooks Online
Visit our bookstore, your one-stop shop for all the materials you need to succeed.


☐ Step 9

Pay Tuition
Make a plan to pay your tuition. Apply for Financial Aid and check your Message Center in SIS (accessible through MyVPCC) frequently for updates on your financial aid package. Payment plans are also available.

Tuition deadline dates are posted on our Academic Calendar 

☐ Step 10

Get your Student ID card and your Parking Permit


Other Considerations

Are you military or veteran affiliated? Reach out to our MVS Department to get guidance for using your benefits: or 757-825-3442

Are you a student who is attending another college or university and want to take a class or two at VPCC to transfer back to your college? You’re considered a visiting student. See more information here.

Are you planning to transfer credit to VPCC from another institution? Follow the steps listed here: