VGCC starts Spring Semester Registration online and on-campus Monday, Nov. 14
The Spring 2012 semester at Vance-Granville Community College begins Thursday, Jan. 5, but college officials advise students to apply and register for classes as early as possible. New students may apply for admission at any time prior to the beginning of the term. The upcoming semester’s course schedule is now available on VGCC’s web site by clicking on “ Schedules ” and then “Spring 2012 Course Schedule.” Printed schedules will be mailed to four-county area residents and will 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 Nov. 10 at 5 p.m., Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. and Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. Orientation sessions will also be offered at the Franklin County Campus on Nov. 8 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., at South Campus (between Creedmoor and Butner) on Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. and Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m., and at Warren County Campus on Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m.
Priority registration will be offered to currently enrolled students who are continuing for another semester, both online and at VGCC’s four campuses, Monday, Nov. 14 and Tuesday, Nov. 15. 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, Nov. 14. Registration will be open to all new and continuing students on Wednesday-Thursday, Nov. 16-Nov. 17, Monday-Thursday, Nov. 28-Dec. 1, and finally on Wednesday, Jan. 4. 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 Nov. 14 through Dec. 30.
High school students interested in taking VGCC courses are advised that effective January 1, 2012, North Carolina will implement the new Career and College Promise program. The State Board of Education and the N.C. Community College System are in the process of preparing operating procedures and guidelines for program implementation. Please check http://www.vgcc.edu/HighSchoolStudents/index.cfm for updates.
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 for registration is Thursday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. in person, or Friday, Dec. 30 if paying online or by mail. 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 http://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.
Nov. 14-15: Priority Registration for Currently Enrolled Students
Nov. 16-17: Open Registration for All Students
Nov. 28-Dec. 1: Open Registration for All Students
Dec. 14: Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 15: Tuition Payment Deadline for students paying in person (1 p.m.)
Dec. 30: Tuition Payment Deadline for students paying online or by mail
Jan. 4: Late Registration for All Students
Jan. 4: Last Day for Full Tuition Refund
Jan. 5: Spring Semester Curriculum Classes Begin
Jan. 9: Last Day to Add a Class
Jan. 17: Last Day for Partial Tuition Refund; and Last Day to Drop with No Transcript Grade