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Technical Questions

Go to the Technical Support page for help with:

  • Questions about social sign-in with Facebook and Google
  • What to do if you encounter errors and error messages
  • How to disable pop-up blockers
  • Further instructions to assist with filling out applications and sending transcripts

Application Instructions

How to Navigate the Application

To complete this online application, type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be reentered prior to submittal.

Once you have completed the application, click the SUBMIT button located on the left column to submit the application.

How to Complete the VCCS Online Application

For details on how to complete the VCCS online application, please download the following tutorial: PDF: How to Complete the VCCS Online Application

Browser Requirements

Apply to Virginia's Community Colleges  is web-based and only requires an Internet connection and browser to use. We recommend using the compatible browsers and configurations listed below in order to get the best use out of the system.

Compatible Browsers Effective June 1, 2018


Note: other operating system/browser combinations will likely work, but are not actively tested or officially supported.

Browser Configurations

The following must also be installed or configured in order to use critical applications on this website:

  • Adobe Reader (download)
  • Pop-up blockers disabled or configured to allow pop-up windows from this website
  • JavaScript and Cookies enabled (see our privacy policy)

Apply to Virginia's Community Colleges is accessible on a variety of phones, tablets and other devices. However, Apply to Virginia's Community Colleges does not offer a mobile app at this time.

Other Questions

Please choose a contact option below:

  • U.S. toll-free hotline: 1-800-GO-TO-XAP (1-800-468-6927)
    From outside the U.S. and Canada, call 424-750-3900 and ask for customer support.
  • Email: Send us your comment or question using Talk to Us.
  • Chat:
    with us to get answers quickly and easily.

A customer support representative is available on business days from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

Quick Links


  • Email Support
  • 1-800-GO-TO-XAP
  • From Outside the U.S. Please call 1-424-750-3900