Admission Requirements

    • Have a High School Diploma (or its equivalent) OR
    • Are at least 18 years of age and able to benefit from one of our programs
    • In order to provide a safe and secure learning environment, admission to our colleges require that all new applicants verify their identity. Applicants will need access to a computer or mobile device that has a camera in order to provide a real-time photo of yourself (Liveness Check) and upload a photo ID (Driver's License, Passport, ID Card, etc.).

    Admissions Process

    STEP 1  Apply for free General Admission - for assistance, call 276-739-2508.

    • General Admission does not guarantee admission to Health Care Programs.

    STEP 2 Apply for Financial Aid - for assistance, call 276-739-2411.

    • FAFSA must be completed by March 1st each year.
    • To receive financial aid, you must submit your high school transcript or equivalent showing your graduation/completion date.

    STEP 3 Meet with an Academic Advisor (ISC 133) - 276-739-2438.

    • Academic Placement Assessment
    • Career exploration
    • Register for classes
    • Schedule an Orientation Session
    • Bring official transcript to this meeting (if applicable)

    STEP 4 Pay for classes - for assistance, call 276-739-2501

    • Tuition & Fees are due by the first day of class. 
    • If you are eligible for Financial Assistance, it is the student's responsibility to verify all necessary forms are complete and your tuition is covered.  
    • Reach out to financial aid at 276-739-2411

    **These steps are to assist you with the application, financial aid, and enrollment processes. You
    are not required to complete one step prior to moving to the next step. You may find yourself in
    more than one step at a time.

— Last updated by Virginia Highlands Community College on 2/23/2024 10:22AM PST

Contact Us

Virginia Highlands Community College
100 VHCC Drive
Abingdon, VA 24210

(276) 739-2400
(877) 207-6115


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