Academic Advising


Academic advising is an active community of support that empowers students to achieve their goals. Students can work with a team of professional academic advisors and faculty to gain insight regarding programs of study and to explore possible careers.

In person and virtual scheduled appointments and ‘drop-in’ academic advising services are available at Virginia Peninsula Community College. Advising services are for certificate or degree-seeking students only. Review the college catalog for eligible curricular programs.
Students are assigned an advisor within their academic division once they have declared a curricular program. Advisor information is available on the student’s Navigate Homepage and Student Center page in SIS. If students are unable to view assigned advisor information on their Navigate Homepage or Student Center page, send an email to and include: student’s full name, 7-digit student ID number and program of study.

To select the appropriate classes and prior to scheduling an appointment with your advisor, complete this survey:

Virginia Peninsula Enrollment Survey

More information is available on our  College Readiness  page.

Service Hours

All current academic advising services are in-person or virtual by scheduling an appointment in Navigate.

Scheduled Appointment Advising Services
Scheduled advising appointments are available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays for students pursuing a certificate or degree program. New and returning students must access Navigate by logging into their MyVPCC portal to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

‘Drop-In’ Advising Services
‘Drop-In’ Advising services are available every Thursday at 8am till 4:30pm for students pursuing a certificate or degree program. New and returning students must know their student ID number to be able to check in for the Thursday Drop-In advising services. Services are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Wait times for Drop-In Advising services will vary. Locations of these Drop-In advising services are listed below.

Hampton Campus,
201 Kecoughtan Hall

Historic Triangle Campus,
Suite 117

Schedule your Advising Appointment through Navigate

Schedule Appointment

For new and returning students, schedule your appointment with your assigned academic advisor through Navigate.  
Having trouble? Contact the helpdesk at  or call 757-825-2709.

Repeating a Course

A student will be limited to two enrollments in the same credit course. Students requesting to enroll in the same course more than twice must meet with their advisor. If the student has an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher at the time of the request, the Director of Advising will approve the request. If the student does not have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher, the request will be denied. The Director of Advising may require the student to wait until final grades are posted from the previous term to insure the 2.0 GPA has been achieved.

Course repeat requests must be received no later than three business days prior to the start of the requested session start date. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for session start dates.