First-Year Orientation Advising Guide

Every student brings their own unique selves to VCU, which is why we hold individual advising academic appointments with each and every incoming student. You can begin registering for classes and meet with your advisor before you attend Orientation at a time that works best for you. To prepare for your advising appointment, please make sure to complete each of the steps below: 

Reminder: All students must attend their advising appointment and complete Orientation to confirm their course schedules.

Find out more about University Academic Advising.

Need more help with scheduling your advising appointment? 

Check out the Navigate FAQs at the bottom of the Navigate page. If you need further help, email Keep in mind that you will gain access to Navigate within 2-3 business days of accepting your offer of admission AND paying your New Student Deposit. During peak times it can take a bit longer. You can refer to the First-Year Accepted student checklist for more help with accepting your offer and paying your deposit.

 Advising FAQs

Virtual Info Sessions

How To Register For Classes On EServices And Use DegreeWorks

By following the steps listed above you should be able to register for classes on your own.  However, if you need help - we've got you!!  Please join us at one of our virtual info sessions to learn how to register for classes on eServices and how to view your degree requirements on Degree Works.