COVID-19 Information

In-person learning delayed until Feb. 15. Classes start online Feb. 1.

It starts now.

While the format of our new student advising is changing, LVC's faculty and staff remain committed to building connections with you and ensuring a schedule that will prepare you for success! 

Enrolled first-year and transfer students take the next step on their Dutchman journey by participating in virtual new student advising with a faculty member. Registration will occur on an ongoing basis throughout December and January, depending on when you officially enroll and complete the required forms in your portal and meet with your advisor.


Preparing For Your Advising Session

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

1. Take a short online language placement test. Required for all new students, placement on this test helps you and your advisor plan your coursework. This test is available now in your application portal.

2. Set up your LVC email account. You can find your login information for your LVC account in your application portal under Forms/Info. 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. 

3. If required...complete math placement testing. Only students majoring in Actuarial Science, Analytical Finance, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer & Data Science, Economics, Mathematics, and Physics, or those who wish to take Calculus I - MAS 161 have to take the math placement test. To access the test, first, set up your LVC email account. You will find your account information in the Forms/Info tab of your application portal. Then, log in to this Canvas course to complete the test. 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 Dr. Ken Yarnall at with questions.


What to Expect During Your Advising Session

1. Prepare for a 20-30 minute meeting. Your advisor will be reaching out to you via your LVC email address to schedule a virtual advising appointment. Your advisor should email you within about a week of submitting your enrollment deposit. You can get a head start on planning courses by reviewing the complete spring course schedule or the list of Constellation courses (our general education program). Use this schedule grid to avoid conflicts between your preferred courses.

2. 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!

3. 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.

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

  • Declare your major and minor, if applicable: if you are undecided, choose our exploratory (formerly ‘open’) major.
  • Schedule major courses, or if you’re exploratory, schedule a variety of courses based on interests.
  • Choose several alternate courses in case the chosen courses are full.


Finalized schedules will be available shortly after your advising session, but you will have a good idea of what your schedule will look like at this meeting. 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.


Before You Arrive

Important Items

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