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New Student Advising

We’re here to guide you in your new journey.

As an enrolled first-year or transfer student, you’ll get close advising from a faculty member in your intended major even before you come to campus. Your advisor will  assist with your class schedule. Be sure to activate your LVC email account, as they will use that account to reach you.


Upcoming New Student Advising Days

  • Thursday, May 18, 2023 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | REGISTER
  • Saturday, May 20, 2023 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | REGISTER
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2023 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | REGISTER
Preparing For Your Advising Session

For the best advising experience, please complete the steps below as soon as possible in advance of your advising session.

1. Take a short online language placement test. Required for nearly all new students, placement on this test helps you and your advisor plan your coursework. You will receive an email this spring when this test is available in your application portal so you can complete it before New Student Advising Day.

2. Set up your LVC email account. You can find your login information for your LVC account in your application portal under the Enrollment Forms link, or if you just deposited, within a few days from your enrollment date. If you experience any issues, visit our Information Technology website or email All official college emails related to advising and enrollment will come to your LVC account, so you should check it regularly.

3. If required…complete math placement testing. Only students majoring in Actuarial Science, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, Economics, Mathematics, and Physics, or those who wish to take Calculus I – MAS 161 have to take the math placement test.

You will receive an email when this test is available. Before you take the placement test, please note the following:

  • To access the test, first, set up your LVC email account. You will find your account information by following the Enrollment Forms link in your application portal.
  • You will complete the test on Canvas, our learning management system. Sign in with your LVC credentials.
  • We recommend setting aside 40 minutes of quiet, uninterrupted time. Please have paper and a pencil available. Calculators and other devices are not permitted.
  • Email Sean Droms at with questions.


What to Expect During Your Advising Session

1. Get to know your advisor. Your advisor will play a significant role in your academic life. It is their responsibility to support and guide your success from the time you arrive until you cross the stage at graduation. They are experienced professionals in their field, but they are also mentors who care about your needs. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about internships, advice for succeeding academically, what you should be doing to prepare for the semester, or where they like to eat in the area. You want to cultivate this relationship throughout your college career!

2. Tell them information about yourself. Are you playing a sport? What was your favorite subject in high school? What are you most nervous about for college? Your advisor can help you make the smartest decisions for your future ONLY if they know the whole story.

3. With your advisor, you will complete the following:

  • Declare your major and minor, if applicable: if you are undecided, choose our exploratory major.
  • Schedule major courses, or if you’re an Exploratory major, schedule a variety of courses based on interests. You can search for courses in AccessLVC (select “Course Catalog”).
  • Choose several alternate courses in case the chosen courses are full.

Our Registrar’s Office goes through each student’s course selection individually, working diligently to try and get students their top course choices. These hand-crafted schedules are just one example of how we consider and value each and every student. Course registrations for spring will be processed on a rolling basis, closely following your advising meeting. You will be able to see your final schedule in AccessLVC.

Before You Arrive

Before New Student Advising Day, please complete your Language Placement Test and set up your LVC email account.