The Fall 2011 semester at Vance-Granville Community College begins Tuesday, Aug. 16, but college officials advise students to apply and register for classes as early as possible. New students may apply for admission at any time. The upcoming semester’s course schedule is now available on VGCC’s web site (www.vgcc.edu) by clicking on “Schedules” and then “Fall 2011 Course Schedule.” Printed schedules will also be available at all VGCC campuses and in boxes at various community locations.
Orientation sessions for new students in curriculum programs will be held in the Civic Center on VGCC’s main campus in Vance County on Tuesday, July 12 and Thursday, July 14, both at 9 a.m. and at 5 p.m. and on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. Orientation sessions will also be offered on the college’s other campuses (located in Franklin, Granville and Warren counties).
Priority registration will be offered to returning students, both online and at VGCC’s four campuses, on Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26. Only those students who are closer to graduating (having earned 30 or more total credit hours) will be able to register on the first day, July 25. Registration will be open to all new and returning students on Wednesday-Thursday, July 27-28, and on Monday-Thursday, Aug. 8-11. Hours for in-person registration are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students also have the option of registering for classes online through the WebAdvisor system, from July 25 through Aug. 11. High school students interested in dual enrollment, also known as “A Step Ahead,” are not eligible to register online and must register in-person on Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Students may pay, verify payment or charge tuition and fees online through WebAdvisor (by Visa or MasterCard) or in person at the VGCC Business Office on Main Campus (or at the campus where they are enrolled) on the same days as registration. The Main Campus Business Office hours of operation during registration are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Fridays. The payment deadline is Aug. 11 — by 5 p.m. if paying in person, or by midnight if paying online through WebAdvisor. Students will not be mailed an invoice or schedule of classes, but may view and print their charges and class schedule through their WebAdvisor account.
Anyone with questions about registration at Vance-Granville should contact the college’s main campus at (252) 492-2061 or visit any of the other campuses for more information.
FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE
Prospective students interested in seeking financial assistance are encouraged to visit the VGCC Financial Aid Office immediately and to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at: www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants ranging from $555 to $5,550. Students may also qualify for other college or state funds. In order for a student to charge tuition, fees, and books to financial aid awards, the application must be processed entirely prior to the registration period. Students should bring a signed copy of their 2010 federal tax return, and/or their parents’ return, when they apply for funding assistance at any of the four campuses. Students with preschool-age children may receive financial assistance to help pay for child care, and applications for this help are also available at the Financial Aid Office. For more details regarding financial assistance, visit the Financial Aid Office in Room 8215 on Main Campus or call (252) 738-3280.
HELP FOR VETERANS
Military veterans who wish to use their Veterans’ Education benefits may contact the Financial Aid Office at (252) 738-3421. Veterans should check with Financial Aid to see if the programs in which they are interested are covered.
July 25-26: Priority Registration for Returning Students
July 27-28: Open Registration for All Students
Aug. 5: Last Day of Summer Semester
Aug. 8-11: Late Registration for All Students
Aug. 11: Tuition Payment Deadline (5 p.m. if paying in person)
Aug. 15: Last Day for Full Tuition Refund
Aug. 16: Fall Semester Classes Begin
Aug. 18: Last Day to Add a Class
Aug. 25: Last Day for Partial Tuition Refund; and Last Day to Drop with No Transcript Grade