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Academic Success Counseling

Counselors assess and evaluate student challenges and provide resources for improvement toward successful academic and personal outcomes. They implement interventions and strategies that enable students to manage and overcome barriers to academic and personal success. 

Academic Probation

See below for steps to follow to address the Academic Probation hold (APB) on your student record.

We are here to support you! To get started there is important information you must know about your academic standing as well as planning for future success. Please follow the instructions below:

  1. Enroll in the PASS Canvas Site: https://learn.vccs.edu/enroll/NBX7YR
  2. Go to Modules and complete the Steps for Students on Academic Probation for the First Time or Steps for Continuing Students on Academic Probation.

Once all steps are completed, a counselor will adjust your registration hold so you can register for the current/upcoming semester. The hold will only be removed when you meet the GPA requirement of the College.

We encourage students on academic probation to follow the instructions above in advance before the start of a semester.

Scheduling Appointments

Navigate is the primary online resource to schedule appointments with counselors for Academic Probation Support (individual meeting) and PASS Sessions (group meeting). During the following months, please be prepared to sign up for a PASS Session: January, July, August, Early September, and December. It is expected that students will have completed the appropriate Modules in the PASS Canvas Site (see Academic Probation above) prior to requesting an appointment.

When assigned a counselor, you may expect to receive messages and appointment campaigns. If an appointment is not available with your designated counselor, you can schedule a meeting with any available counselor at the College.

If you have any questions, contact the Counseling Department of your primary campus or location.

Students on Academic Probation are assigned to a counselor by their last name:

Last name begins with A-G, Ms. Glenda Sorto
Last name begins with H-O, Ms. Collette Julian
Last name begins with P-Z, Mrs. ViNita Warren Nickens

Please work with your Academic Success Counselor directly in seeking the appointment.


There is a special admissions process for Health Sciences and Nursing programs. Students should contact the counseling department of your primary campus.


Students who are taking all or most of their courses through NOVA Online and asynchronous learning.


Academic Suspension and Dismissal

if you have been Academically Dismissed or Suspended and would like to petition for reinstatement (after the separation period has been completed):

  1. Review the academic standing policy and complete the Reinstatement Request Form [125-027].
  2. Schedule your Reinstatement Meeting: After completing and submitting the online form, the Dean of Student Success or designee will contact you to schedule your reinstatement meeting, please check your student email.

For questions regarding the policy and/or reinstatement process, please email the Counseling Department at your primary campus.