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					 VIRGINIA WESTERN
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


  Your Admissions
        and
  Enrollment Guide
Virginia Western Community College
          Enrollment Guide

  This guide is designed to provide you with
  information on steps needed to take before
     you apply, how to become a student,
           academic programs, and a
               guide to My VWCC.

    As you will discover, Virginia Western
 Community College is the college where you
     get connected and dreams begin.
Virginia Western Community College
          Enrollment Guide


Whether you are starting college for the first
time, transferring from another institution,
   or returning after previously attending
Virginia Western, we look forward to seeing
             you this semester!
Virginia Western Community College
          Enrollment Guide


Whether you are planning to take just a few
  courses, or to complete a certificate or
   degree program, we want you to feel
   welcome and to take advantage of all
  the services and opportunities that are
         available to our students.
          Before you Apply

Applicants may be required to complete an
 on-campus academic assessment prior to
 enrollment in certain classes or programs.

The assessment is normally administered
 during registration and is used to assist in
 placing students at the appropriate level of
 instruction.
           Before you Apply
Applicants who wish to enter a program of
 student (curriculum) should provide official
 transcripts from all high schools, colleges, and
 universities and may be required to meet with a
 college counselor prior to admission to:

     Discuss educational interests,
     Determine needed academic assessments,
     Plan admission to a specific curriculum,
     Examine other reasonable standards to insure that
      applicants possess the potential to meet curriculum
      requirements.
          Before you Apply
Current year high school graduates are strongly
 encouraged to provide official copies of their
 high school transcripts. Official transcripts are
 required in order to be considered for admission
 to the following curricula:

     Dental Hygiene
     Nursing
     Practical Nursing
     Radiation Oncology
     Radiography
           Before you Apply
 Applicants who do not meet academic requirements
  for a specific course or curriculum may be required to
  complete a developmental course or program before
  acceptance to the desired curriculum.
 Applicants seeking admission to one of the Health
  Technology programs (Dental Hygiene, Nursing,
  Practical Nursing, Radiation Oncology, and
  Radiography) must meet additional specific entrance
  requirements.
 Applicants interested in one of these programs
  should meet with the health technology information
  specialist and complete specific requests for entry
  into the curriculum.
Steps to Becoming a Student

Step One:

Apply online
 (http://www.virginiawestern.edu/admissions/become_a
 _student/applyforadmission2.html) or fill out an
 application and either send it to
 Admissions Office, Virginia Western
 Community College, P.O. Box 14007,
 Roanoke, VA 24038, or turn it in at
 Room C108.
Steps to Becoming a Student
Step One Continued:
 Persons who have attended Virginia Western within
  the last three years or applied to Virginia Western
  within the last year are not required to complete a new
  Application for Admission. Please contact the
  Admissions Office at (540) 857-7231 for assistance.

 Wait for notification that your application was
  processed successfully. The notification page contains
  important information regarding your SIS ID/Empl ID,
  username and temporary password. Outstanding
  admission requirements or obligations are also
  indicated. We suggest that you print this page for your
  records.
  Steps to Becoming a Student

Step Two:

 File for Financial Aid online (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/)
  or by filling out an application from the Financial Aid
  Office located in Room C106 in Chapman Hall.

 VWCC provides financial assistance to students
  through scholarships, grants, loans, and work study
  opportunities. Please contact the Financial Aid Office
  (540) 857-7331 for current deadlines for applying.
  Steps to Becoming a Student
Step Three:
 Assessment. Take the Compass Test in the Learning
  Technology Center (Room B011) to find out your
  current skill level in English and Math. The test is also
  used to determine which courses will best meet your
  academic needs. Sample questions are available by
  clicking on the following links:

   Sample 1 (http://www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html)
   Sample 2 (http://www.act.org/compass/sample/algebra.html)
   Sample 3 (http://library.thinkquest.org/20991/home.html)
Steps to Becoming a Student
Step Four:
Meet with a Counselor/Advisor.

  Academic advising, information, evaluation
   assistance with educational plans, registration
   assistance, exploration of curricular and major
   goals, answering questions about academic
   policies and procedures, and referral services
   are open to anyone who requests assistance,
   including prospective students, faculty, and
   staff.
Steps to Becoming a Student

Step Four Continued:
Advisors are available in Room C105 in
 Chapman Hall to help individuals on a
 first-come, first-served basis.

New students are highly encouraged to see a
 Counselor/Advisor in the Counseling Office while
 currently enrolled curricular students should see
 their faculty advisor.
Steps to Becoming a Student

Step Five:
Select Plan of Study and Courses. It is very
 important to select a program of study early if
 you intend to graduate from Virginia Western.
  If you need assistance with choosing a career path,
   please visit the Hall Associates Career and
   Employment Center located in the Student Center,
   Room S202.

In addition, all financial aid recipients are
 required to be placed in a curriculum to receive
 aid.
   Steps to Becoming a Student
Step Five Continued:
 Counselors are able to assist you with choosing a program
  of study, come by the Counseling Office, Room C105 in
  Chapman Hall to declare/change your curriculum.

 Click the following links for detailed information on programs
  of study and class schedule:

    Programs of Study
      http://www.virginiawestern.edu/academics/programsofstudy/

    Class Schedule
      http://www.virginiawestern.edu/classes/
Steps to Becoming a Student
Step Six:
Register and pay online or visit the Admissions
 Office, Chapman Hall, Room C108, 540-857-7231.

Academic calendar - last day to drop and receive
 refund and last date to withdraw from a class.
   Steps to Becoming a Student
Step Seven:
 Pay tuition on the web, or in person by the semester
  deadline. If tuition is not paid by the semester deadline,
  registration will be cancelled and students must re-register
  for their classes if space is still available. Payment then
  must be paid the same day.
   Virginia Resident – $81.74 per credit hour*
   Non-Virginia Resident – $256.89 per credit hour*
       * Composite tuition is subject to change
 You may enroll in the FACTS plan or review the available
  payment plans at FACTS e-Cashier or contact FACTS Tuition
  Management at 1-800-609-8056.
 Steps to Becoming a Student

Step Eight:
 Purchase books, attend classes, and you are on
  your way!
  The Bookstore is located on the South Campus
   in Craig Hall, located at the entrance of Duncan
   Hall. To reach members of the Bookstore call
   (540) 857-7334 or go to their website at:

    http://www.virginiawestern.edu/bookstore
  A Student Guide to My VWCC
                      Look up Your Username
 Go to virginiawestern.edu and click (Look up your username)
 Enter your First Name and tab
 Enter your Last Name and tab
 Enter your six-digit birth date (birth month, day, year) and tab
 Enter your Emplid or Social Security Number (SSN)
     If you do not know your Emplid or failed to provide your SSN at the
      time of application to the college, contact the Admissions Office at
      (540) 857-7231.

 Click Search
 Your Username, Emplid, and Instituton will be displayed
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                          Create a Password

   Students accessing My VWCC for the first time must create a password.
          Please review the hints provided when creating a password.

 Go to virginiawestern.edu and click (New? Get access here.)
 Enter your First Name and tab
 Enter your Last Name and tab
 Enter your six-digit birth date (birth month, day, year) and tab
 Enter your Emplid or Social Security Number (SSN)
     If you failed to provide your SSN at the time of application to the
      college, contact the Admissions Office at (540) 857-7231.
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                 Create a Password (Continued)

 Click Search

 Enter a new Password and tab

 Retype the Password

 Scroll down on the page and create a Security Question and Answer

 Click Next

 Your Username, Emplid, and Institution will be displayed
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                    Reset a Forgotten Password

 Go to virginiawestern.edu and click (Password help)
 Click Reset your password here
 Enter your First Name and tab
 Enter your Last Name and tab
 Enter your six-digit birth date (birth month, day, year) and tab
 Enter your Emplid or Social Security Number (SSN)
     If you failed to provide your SSN at the time of application to the
      college, contact the Admissions Office at (540) 857-7231.
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           Reset a Forgotten Password (Continued)

 Click Search

 If required, provide the Security Answer and click Submit

 Enter a new Password and tab

 Retype the new Password

 If required, scroll down on the page and create a Security Question
  and Answer

 Click Next

 Your Username, Emplid, and Institution will be displayed
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                    Sign into My VWCC

 Go to: virginiawestern.edu and click (Go To Login)

 Enter your Username and Password

 Click Log In
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                   Set Your User Preferences
 Login to My VWCC

 Click VCCS SIS8.9: Student Information System

 Click Student Center

 Scroll down to Personal Information

 Click User Preferences

 Select VA Western Community College

 Select your Academic Career

 Select the Term for example Fall 2007, (2074)

 Click Save
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                  View Financial Aid Award
 Login to My VWCC

 Click VCCS SIS8.9: Student Information System

 Click Student Center

 Click View Financial Aid

 Click the desired Aid Year. The award(s) you are viewing is a projection
  based upon your enrollment as a full-time student. Full-time students
  must be enrolled for 12 or more credits.

 To exit, click Sign Out
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                       Search for Classes

 Login to My VWCC

 Click VCCS SIS8.9: Student Information System

 Click Student Center

 Click Search for Classes

 Select VA Western Community College

 Select the Term and click Go

 Enter at least two search criteria and click Search
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                      Enroll/Add Classes

 Login to My VWCC

 Click VCCS SIS8.9: Student Information System

 Click Student Center

 Click Add a Class

 Select the Term. Click change.
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                Enroll/Add Classes (Continued)
 Enter the 5-digit Class Number in the Enter Class Nbr field. If you
  do not know the 5-digit Class Number, use Class Search.
 Click Enter. The Class Preferences page will appear with the
  status of the class. If the status closed, select another class
  number.
 To add another class, click Next. Repeat until all class numbers
  are entered.
 Click Proceed to Step 2 of 3 and confirm your classes.
 Click Finish Enrolling. If an error is identified, an error message
  will be displayed.
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                              Drop a Class

 Login to My VWCC
 Click VCCS SIS8.9: Student Information System
 Click Student Center
 Click Drop a Class
 Select the Term. Click change.
 Click the Select box next to the class to be dropped
 Click Drop Selected Classes
 Confirm your selected classes
 Click Finish Dropping. If an error is identified, an error message will be
  displayed.
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                  View or Print Your Schedule

 Login to My VWCC
 Click VCCS SIS8.9: Student Information System
 Click Student Center
 Click My Class Schedule
 Select the Term. Click change.
 Click the Printer icon on the toolbar
 To exit, click Sign Out
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                         Make a Payment

 Login to My VWCC

 Click VCCS SIS8.9: Student Information System

 Click Student Center

 Scroll down to Finances

 Click Make a Payment

 The First Name and Last Name must match the name on the
  credit card.

 Select the Credit Card Type
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                  Make a Payment (Continued)
 Enter the 16-digit Card Number
 Select the Expiration Date, Month and Year
 Enter the Telephone Number and Email Address
 The Address must match address for credit card. To change,
  click Edit Address.
 Click Next
 Specify your payment amounts. To pay all charges, click Pay Charges
 Click Next and confirm your payment amount
 Click Submit
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                    Find/Email Your Advisor


 Login to My VWCC

 Click VCCS SIS8.9: Student Information System

 Click Student Center

 Under Advisor, click Details

 To exit, click, Sign Out
      Important Phone Numbers
 Admissions Office                   857-7231
 Records Office                      857-7236
 Financial Aid                       857-7331
 Counseling Department               857-7237


 Business Science Division           857-7272
 Engineering & Ind. Tech. Division   857-7275
 Health Technology Division          857-6019
 Humanities Division                 857-7271
 Natural Science and Math Division   857-7273
 Social Sciences Division            857-7276
     Important Phone Numbers
 Hall Associates Career & Employment Center   857-7298


 Help Desk                                    857-7354


 Greenfield Center                            966-3984


 Roanoke Higher Education Center              767-6120
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