Academic Advising

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 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

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.