What does the "continue with Facebook/Google"
This is a form of social sign-in. This allows you to use
existing sign-in information from a social-networking service such
as Facebook or Google to sign in to a third-party website (in this
case, Apply to Virginia's Community Colleges) in lieu of the user
creating a new sign-in specifically for that website. It is
designed to simplify the sign-in process.
Why does Apply to Virginia's Community Colleges offer
social sign-in with Facebook and Google?
Although you always have the option to create a unique account
for Apply to Virginia's Community Colleges, social sign-in makes it
easier to create an account. When you choose to use social sign-in,
you will link your account on our website with a third-party
social-networking site such as Facebook or Google.
These social-networking sites verify your identity, allow you to
sign in to Apply to Virginia's Community Colleges using a single
Do you post information about me on my social
No. We will not share any information about you with a linked
What information does Apply to Virginia's Community
Colleges collect when I use social sign-in with Facebook and
To aid in the creation of your account, Apply to Virginia's
Community Colleges tries to prepopulate the following fields -
however, if you haven't made the data available, then the fields
will not be populated and you will be prompted for any required
- First name
- Last name
- Email address
- Date of birth (Facebook only)
Can I unlink my Apply to Virginia's Community Colleges
account from my social-networking account?
Yes, if you decide you would like to unlink your
social-networking account from your Apply to Virginia's Community
Colleges account, you can do this at any time from your profile
To unlink your social account from your Apply to Virginia
Community Colleges account, sign in to the site, visit your profile
page, and click the "Unlink Social Media". You will receive an
email with instructions onhow to reset your password.
I've received an error concerning my previous student
records. How can I fix this issue?
Your personal information is verified against Virginia's
Community Colleges applicant database. If you have received an
error, please follow the instructions provided in the error message
or contact the college admissions office for more information.
I'm clicking on the Add School button and nothing
happens. How can I fix this issue?
You may have pop-up blockers running on your computer. Disable
the pop-up blockers to be able to view the list of schools
displayed after you select the Add School button.
How do I disable pop-up blockers?
Please follow these instructions to disable pop-up blockers for
the browser you are using:
- Internet Explorer: Open the Tools menu (click the gear icon),
select Internet Options, then go to the Privacy tab. In the pop-up
blocker section uncheck the "Turn on Pop-up Blocker" checkbox.
- Firefox: Open the Firefox menu, click on Options, then go to
the Content tab. Uncheck the "Block pop-up windows" check box.
- Chrome: Open the Chrome menu and select Settings. Under the
Privacy section, click the "Content settings..." button. Scroll
down to the pop-ups section and click the "Allow all sites to show
pop-ups" radio button.
- Safari: Open Safari, click on the Safari Menu and uncheck the
"Block Pop-up Windows" feature.
I'm having difficulty with the date format on the online
application. What is the right format?
The date format on the online applications is based on the
For example, to enter the date May 3, 2018, you will need to
The term/semester I want to apply for is not available.
What do I do?
If the term/semester that you're trying to select is not showing
up, it is not currently available for enrollment at that
college.You can contact the college admissions office to find out
when that semester/term will be available.
The major I want to apply for is not available. What do
If the major that you're trying to select is not showing up, the
college you chose may not offer it. If you believe the college does
offer this major and you are not seeing it, you will need to
contact the college admissions office for further assistance.
I've taken several college courses from another college.
Which courses are transferable and which ones can I get credit for
at my new college?
Please contact the new college's admissions office or visit the
college's website for information on transferable course
Why didn't I receive an email confirmation after I
submitted my application?
Not all colleges automatically send out email confirmations for
submitted applications. If it's been a few business days and you
still have not received an email confirmation, get in contact with
admissions for further assistance.
How can I modify my submitted application?
Once an application has been submitted, changes cannot be made
online. A request to change your application will have to go
through the admissions office of the college to which you have
applied. If you have applied to more than one college, you will
need to get in contact with all colleges.
If you would like to withdraw your application, then you will
also need to contact the admissions office, so they may assist
How do I send my transcripts?
You may upload a copy of your unofficial transcript(s) on Your
Education page before submitting your application.
To send official transcripts to your new college, you will need
to request them from your previous college(s) or high school. This
information can be found on their website or from your previous
school's counseling office. When requesting official transcripts,
be prepared to provide the address of your new college.