Academic Advising

Academic Advising

Advising: Plan now. Succeed now.

Academic Advising is an active community of support that empowers you to achieve your goals. Explore possible careers within your Academic Division and work with a team of faculty and professional advisors to support your goals, all related to your discipline and program of study.

Academic Advising: Virtual scheduled appointments and ‘drop-in’ academic advising services are available at Virginia Peninsula Community College. Advising services are for certificate or degree-seeking students only. Review the college catalog for eligible curricular programs.
Students are assigned an advisor within their academic division once they have declared a curricular program. Advisor information is available on the student’s Navigate Homepage and Student Center page in SIS. If students are unable to view assigned advisor information on their Navigate Homepage or Student Center page, send an email to and include: student’s full name, 7-digit student ID number and program of study.

At Virginia Peninsula, we use multiple measures and informed self-placement to determine student readiness for college-level English and math courses.

To select the appropriate classes and prior to scheduling an appointment with your advisor, complete this survey:

Virginia Peninsula Enrollment Survey

More information is available on our College Readiness page.

Schedule your Virtual Advising Appointment through Navigate

Schedule Appointment

For new and returning students, schedule your appointment with your assigned academic advisor through Navigate.  
Having trouble? Contact the helpdesk at or call 757-825-2709.

During this unprecedented time please be patient as we work to respond to your request. Our email and call volume is very high so we appreciate your patience. We urge you to use the website and Navigate during this time.

Academic Advising

Service Hours

All current academic advising services are in-person or virtual by scheduling an appointment in Navigate.

Scheduled Appointment Advising Services
Scheduled advising appointments are available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays for students pursuing a certificate or degree program. New and returning students must access Navigate by logging into their MyVPCC portal to schedule an appointment with their assigned advisor. For technical difficulties, contact the helpdesk at or call 757 825 2709.

Fast Track ‘Drop-In’ Advising Services
Fast Track ‘Drop-In’ Advising services are available every Thursday for students pursuing a certificate or degree program. New and returning students must access Navigate on Thursdays by logging into their MyVPCC portal to ‘check-in’ with their assigned advisor. Services are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis with sessions no longer than 20 minutes. Wait times for Fast Track Drop-In Advising services will vary. (See video for Thursday Advising ‘Check-In’ Instructions).