VGCC starts Fall Semester New Student Orientation in June

Throughout the summer, Vance-Granville Community College is holding orientation sessions for new students who are enrolling for the Fall 2013 semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 19. All new students (as well as students who are returning to VGCC after being away for three or more years) in any of the college’s curriculum programs are required to attend an orientation session and meet with an advisor or counselor before registering for classes.

Orientation sessions are scheduled to be held in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County on Wednesday, June 12 from 9 a.m. until Noon and from 5:30-8 p.m.; Tuesday, July 23 from 9 a.m. until Noon and from 5:30-8 p.m.; Wednesday, July 31 from 9 a.m. until Noon and from 5:30-8 p.m.; and Tuesday, August 6 from 9 a.m. until Noon.

The Franklin County Campus near Louisburg will offer orientation sessions on Tuesday, June 18 from 9 a.m. until Noon and from 2-5 p.m.; Thursday, July 11 from 2-5 p.m.; and Tuesday, July 30 from 9 a.m. until Noon and from 5-7:30 p.m.

Orientation sessions are scheduled at VGCC’s South Campus (between Creedmoor and Butner) on Thursday, June 20 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 5:30-8 p.m.; Wednesday, July 17 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 5:30-8 p.m.; and Wednesday, August 7 from 5:30-8 p.m.

The Warren County Campus in Warrenton will hold orientation sessions on Tuesday, June 25 from 5:30-8 p.m. and Tuesday, August 13 from 5:30-8 p.m.

At orientation sessions, new arrivals to VGCC will learn where to find campus resources, and how to access online resources including how to register for classes through WebAdvisor. To sign up for an orientation and advising session, visit

Registration for fall classes is currently ongoing and will end on Aug. 14. College officials advise students to apply for admission, attend orientation and register for classes as early as possible. The upcoming semester’s course schedule is now available online at 

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.


Prospective students interested in seeking financial assistance are encouraged to immediately complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at and to visit the VGCC Financial Aid Office.

Eligible students may receive Pell Grants ranging from $605 to $5,645. 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 tuition payment deadline of July 17, 2013. 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.


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.