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VGCC holds Spring Semester New Student Orientation sessions

The Spring 2015 semester at Vance-Granville Community College begins Monday, Jan. 12, and orientation sessions for new students have already begun. Attending an orientation session is required for all new students who wish to enroll in any of the college’s curriculum programs , and for students who are returning to VGCC after being away for three or more years. Students must also meet with an advisor or counselor before registering for classes.


To attend an orientation session, a student must sign up in advance by visiting orientation.vgcc.edu .


At orientation sessions, new arrivals to VGCC will learn where to find resources on campus and online, including how to register for classes through WebAdvisor . Immediately following a general orientation session, each student will meet with an academic advisor and have the opportunity to pre-register for classes the same day. VGCC is scheduling more orientation sessions with fewer student slots, so that each student may receive additional personal attention.


Many orientation sessions still have slots available, and additional dates may be scheduled.


Orientation sessions scheduled for VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County include: Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 9 a.m.; Thursday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m.; Tuesday, November 4, at 9 a.m.; Thursday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m.; Thursday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 9 a.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 9 a.m.; Thursday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 9 a.m.; and Thursday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m.


The Franklin County Campus near Louisburg has orientation sessions scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 9 a.m.; Monday, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m.; and Monday, December 1, at 2 p.m.


Orientation sessions are scheduled at VGCC’s South Campus (between Creedmoor and Butner) on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 9 a.m.; Monday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 9 a.m.; and Monday, Dec. 8, at 5:30 p.m.


The Warren County Campus in Warrenton is scheduled to hold orientation sessions on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 20, at 5:30 p.m.; and Thursday, Dec. 11, at 5:30 p.m. 


Registration for spring classes will begin Monday, Nov. 3. College officials advise students to apply for admission , attend orientation/advising, and register for classes as early as possible. The upcoming semester’s course schedule is now available online at schedules.vgcc.edu .  


The tuition payment deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, by 5 p.m., if paying in person, or by Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, by midnight, if paying online through WebAdvisor.


For more information, contact VGCC at studentsuccess@vgcc.edu  or (252) 738-3330, or visit any campus.




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


Eligible students may receive Pell Grants ranging from $602 to $5,730. Students may also qualify for other college or state funds. The Financial Aid Office recommends completing the FAFSA and all financial aid documents by Dec. 15, 2014. 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 Dec. 31. 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.


Vance-Granville Community College is not participating in the Federal Direct Loan Program, also known as the William D. Ford loan program. Students should continue to apply for federal, state, and institutional aid programs, and should talk with VGCC staff about additional resources such as Endowment Fund scholarships and the Tuition Payment Plan .


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.