Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What should you expect the first time you meet with an Academic Advisor?

It is that time of year to start thinking about fall registration. CVCC begins registering for fall classes beginning April 9th, that is next Thursday!

If you are a new student to CVCC you may not be familiar with the registration process. That is what I want to cover in this week's post- getting started at CVCC!

Step One:
The first step in getting started at CVCC is to apply for admission online. You can apply here.

Step Two:
After you have applied to CVCC the next step will be to come in and take our placement test. The full test covers both math and English and you will need to take this before you will be able to sign up for fall classes. Here is more information abou the placement test.

Step Three:
Your next step will be to come in and speak to a counselor. At this meeting we will go over your placement test scores and talk about what your academic goals are. We will also set up a schedule that fits your needs and talk about what to expect your first semester in college.

Step Four:

In addition to the steps outlined above you will also want to apply for financial aid. You can apply at the Financial Aid website. You can apply for financial aid once you have applied to CVCC.

If you have any questions about the registration process please feel free to call the Counseling Office at 832-7800. We are taking appointments now and look forward to meeting you soon.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Engineering Scholarships

CVCC Engineering Scholarships Now Available!

We are now accepting applications the deadline to apply is April 1, 2010

Application packet details can be found here

For more information contact Marc Zoccola at 434.832-7804 or

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

CVCC Open House Saturday April 10, 2010

There will be an Open House for High Seniors and their parents on Saturday April 10, 2010 from 9am-12 pm.

Come join us to learn about....

The Admissions Process

Programs of Study

Financial Aid

Disability Support Services

Transitioning from High School to College

Transferring & Guaranteed Admissions Agreements

You can register online at or by calling 832-7800

Engineering Open House

CVCC/UVA Engineering Partnership-Be part of a growing engineering career field

CVCC offers a two-year Associate of Science in Engineering degree.
There are CVCC scholarships and corporate sponsorships available for students.
Upon completion of the two-year program, qualified students are guaranteed admission into UVA's Engineering program.
Students can choose to take UVA classes in Lynchburg at CVCC or at the main campus in Charlottesville

Open House
Come join us to learn more about this exciting program.
When? Monday, March 15, 2010 from 6-7:30 PM
Where? Merritt Hall Multi-purpose Room
Central Virginia Community College
3506 Wards Road, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Spring Graduation Deadline

If you will be completing your course requirements for your program this spring the deadline to apply for graduation is Tuesday, March 9th. Please complete an Application for Graduation available int he Office of Admissions and Records (Amherst Hall, Room 2204) by this date. Our annual commencement ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 13th this year at the Liberty University Vines Center. If you have any questions please contact the Graduation Coordinator at 434-832-7633.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Culinary Arts Program

CVCC is happy to announce two new programs beginning this fall. We will be offering an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts and Management and a Certificate in Culinary Arts.

The Associate in Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts and Management is a two year program designed to prepare individuals for careers in culinary arts, food service management and related occupations. Admission is competitive and based on grades, performance on the College’s placement test, interviews and a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in Culinary Arts and Management. The deadline to apply to the program is May 14, 2010.

If you are interested in pursuing this degree please complete the following steps:
1. Apply to CVCC by visiting our website
2. Submit high school and official college transcripts. If you have not taken college level math or English, you will need to take our placement test. The placement test is available Monday-Thursday from 8-5 and Friday 8-3 and is given on a walk-in basis. The placement test is a computer based test, the full test (math and English) costs seven dollars. The test is untimed and usually takes students two hours to complete.
3. After you have completed these steps you will need to schedule an appointment with a counselor so you can submit an application to the program. Please contact the counseling office at 832-7800 to set up an appointment.

The Certificate program in Culinary Arts is a two year part time program designed to provide a foundation in food production in the culinary arts field. Students interested in this certificate need to apply to CVCC and take the English placement test.

Please contact the Counseling office at 832-7800 for more information about the programs.