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 email@example.com 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:
More information is available on our College Readiness page.
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 their assigned advisor.
Fast Track ‘Drop-In’ Advising Services
Fast Track ‘Drop-In’ Advising services are available every Thursday for students pursuing a certificate or degree program. New and returning students must access Navigate on Thursdays by logging into their MyVPCC portal to ‘check-in’ with their assigned advisor. Services are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis with sessions no longer than 20 minutes. Wait times for Fast Track Drop-In Advising services will vary.
Schedule your Advising Appointment through Navigate
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.
Credit courses that are designated as repeatable for credit in the Master Course File or are identified as General Usage courses in the Master Course File may be repeated for credit. (General Usage courses include those numbered 90-190-290; 93-193-293; 95-195-295; 96-196-296; 97-197-297; 98-198-298; 99-199-299.) Other than general usage courses, only those courses designed to develop and maintain proficiency in the visual and performing arts, or to meet requirements for certification or re-certification in allied health or applied technology fields, may be designated as repeatable for credit. Students should be limited to 10 credits earned through multiple enrollments in the same course.
Repeated courses affect the cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the following way(s):
- For courses taken fall 2021 and repeated after fall 2021 only the highest grade earned is counted in the computation of the cumulative GPA and for satisfying curricular requirements unless the course is designated repeatable for credit int he Master Course File or is a General Usage course. (Please note that grades of “S”, “P”, “U”, “X”, “I”, and “W” will not count as first or subsequent attempt for the purpose of GPA calculation, although they do not count as attempts toward the two enrollment limit rule.
- For courses taken beginning fall 1996 and before fall 2021 only the most recent course attempt will be calculated into the cumulative GPA, and credit for all previous attempts will be forfeited.
For courses taken the first time during or after summer 1994 and repeated before or during summer 1996, only the most recent course attempt was calculated into the cumulative GPA, and credit for all previous attempts was forfeited.
- When both/all attempts were made before summer 1994, all semester grades were averaged into the cumulative GPA, and all semester credits earned were retained.
- For a course taken before summer 1994 and repeated once during or after summer 1994 (but before fall 1996), all semester grades were averaged into the cumulative GPA, and all semester credits earned were retained.
- Certain courses, including general usage courses and those identified as “may be repeated for credit,” are exempt from this procedure.