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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. Special direct attention is provided to students who are not in good academic standing; however, counselors may also work with other students who are experiencing challenges that may affect their academic progress and success.

If you are a student on Academic Probation, contact your campus counseling office (below) for instructions on how to receive advisement and registration for the current semester. It is advised that students take advantage of priority registration periods and receive service in advance. Students should contact the offices in March for Summer Term, April for Fall Semester and November for Spring Semester. During these times, you may be provided more opportunities for individual appointments and additional time with a counselor. During peak registration, service may be altered with limited or no individual appointments to provide service to a larger number of students. Thus, it is very important for students to plan ahead and request support in a timely fashion.

If this is your first time on academic probation, you are required to view the PASS Video and submit the PASS Survey prior to your meeting with a counselor.

Students in the Pathway to Baccalaureate program should contact their assigned Pathways Advisor or Counselor.

Students who have received an Academic Suspension or Academic Dismissal may contact the Dean of Students office at your home campus for further instructions.

Alexandria

During periods of large student visits, all students on academic probation at Alexandria will have to attend a PASS Group Session or meet individually with their assigned counselor for counseling and registration approval.

Students seeking an individual appointment with their assigned counselor must email them directly to schedule in advance. Please know during peak registration times individual appointments may not be available. Please use your student email and provide your name and student ID number in your email request.  Walk-in advising/registration approval is not available for this service. 

Alexandria students on Academic Probation are assigned to a counselor by their last name.  Students can contact their assigned counselor directly at the following e-mails:

Students with last names:  A – C: Thu-An Trinh ttrinh@nvcc.edu
Students with last names:  D – F: Rebeccah Carrier rcarrier@nvcc.edu
Students with last names:  G – I: Keith Wynn ewynn@nvcc.edu
Students with last names:  J – L: Dr. Sherri Anna Brown sabrown@nvcc.edu
Students with last names:  M – P: Keith Wynn ewynn@nvcc.edu
Students with last names:  Q – S: Rebeccah Carrier rcarrier@nvcc.edu
Students with last names:   T– Z: Trevor Blair tablair@nvcc.edu

If you have any other questions, contact alcounseling@nvcc.edu

Academic Suspension and Dismissal 

Students who would like to continue their studies after receiving an academic suspension may submit an appeal in writing or email (use your student email) to the Dean of Students office at Bisdorf AA 195 or al-dos@nvcc.edu.  You must provide your name and student ID number in your appeal.  

Students who have left the College for the required time period after academic suspension may email their designated counselor for a reinstatement appointment.

Students who were academically dismissed and would like to be considered for reinstatement should contact the Dean of Students at al-dos@nvcc.edu

Annandale

During periods of large student visits, all students on academic probation at Annandale will have to attend a PASS Group Session or meet individually with their assigned Academic Success Counselor for counseling and registration approval.

Sign up for a PASS Session

Students seeking an individual appointment with their assigned counselor must email them directly to schedule in advance.  Please know during peak registration times individual appointments may not be available. Please use your student email and provide your name and student ID number in your email request.  Walk-in advising/registration approval is not available for this service. 

Annandale students on Academic Probation can contact their Academic Success Counselor which is determined by the first letter of their last name:

If you have any other questions, contact ancounseling@nvcc.edu

Loudoun

During periods of large student visits, students who are on academic probation for the first time at Loudoun will have to attend a PASS Group Session for counseling and registration approval. Only continuing students on Academic Probation (for more than one semester) may come during walk-in advising hours. 

If PASS Sessions are not being provided at this time, students can contact Deanna Podlenski, Academic Success Counselor for an appointment at dpodlenski@nvcc.edu. Please use your student email and provide your name and student ID number in your email request. 

If you have any other questions, contact locounseling@nvcc.edu

Manassas

New Academic Probation Students

A New Academic Probation Student is identified as a student who has an academic probation hold which has never been addressed at the Manassas Campus. 
Students with New APB holds must:

  • Watch the PASS Video and complete the accompanying PASS Survey. 
  • Schedule a Same Day Appointment to create an academic plan and discuss the details of their academic standing. Students can schedule their appointment directly with the Counseling front desk staff, either in person or by phone, 703-257-6610.

Continuing Academic Probation Students 

Continuing Academic Probation Students are those who have met with a Counselor at the Manassas Campus, as verified with an Academic Success Plan on file.  

Continuing students with an APB hold must:

  1. Come into the Counseling Office (MH-110) for registration during all regular business hours.
  2. Have precisely completed an Academic Plan and the PASS Survey.
  3. Have one of the following:
  • Progress report for current classes (link the progress report) or
  • Final grades posted for the most recently completed semester.

Academic Suspension and Dismissal 

Suspended/Dismissed Students are seen by Academic Success Counselors. 

Students with a Suspension or Dismissal hold must:

  • Contact the Manassas Office by email (macouns@nvcc.edu) or in person (MH-110) and obtain a Suspension Checklist
  • Submit readmission letter to Academic Success Counselor and request an appointment with Andria Shoates amshoates@nvcc.edu or Rosemary Nigrelli rnigrelli@nvcc.edu
If you have any other questions, contact macouns@nvcc.edu
Woodbridge

Academic Probation Students

Academic Probation Student is identified as a student who currently has an academic probation hold. 

Students with APB holds must:

  • Watch the PASS Video and complete the accompanying PASS Survey. 
  • Schedule either a Same Day Appointment or Regular Appointment with a counselor/advisor to create an academic plan and discuss the details of their academic standing. Students can schedule a same day appointment directly at the Student Services Center front desk staff, WS 202, either in person or by phone, 703-878-5760. For a regular appointment, please use the links below, based on the first letter of your last name:

A-D: Aida Brhane (abrhane@nvcc.edu
E-J: Doug Rhoney (drhoney@nvcc.edu
K-P: Dennis Sullivan (dsullivan@nvcc.edu
Q-T: Laura Cooper-Martin (lcoopermartin@nvcc.edu)
U-Z: Mark Bumgarner (mbumgarner@nvcc.edu )

Continuing students with an APB hold seeking to register for classes the following semester must follow the appointment procedures above, plus have one of the following:

  • Progress report for current classes signed by the instructors, or
  • Final grades posted for the most recently completed semester.

Academic Suspension and Dismissal

Suspended students seeking to return after their period of suspension are seen by the Associate Dean of Students. 

Students seeking to return following suspension submit a readmission letter to Mark Bumgarner, Associate Dean of Students, at mbumgarner@nvcc.edu.

Suspended students seeking to return without a period of suspension are seen by the Dean of Students. 

Students seeking to return without a period of suspension must:

  • Contact the Woodbridge Office of Dean of students by phone (703 878-5758) or in person (WS208) to schedule an appointment with the Dean of Students, Michael Turner.
  • Submit readmission letter to Dean Turner at mturner@nvcc.edu

Students seeking to return from academic dismissal would follow the procedure directly above to meet with the Dean of Students.

If you have any other questions, contact wocounseling@nvcc.edu.

Medical Education

Students who have not been admitted to an Allied Health or Nursing program should contact their home campus (or campus where they are taking the majority of their courses) for academic success counseling.  

Students who are currently enrolled in Allied Health or Nursing programs in Springfield and experiencing academic challenges may contact Fahmeen Faruki, Counselor ffaruki@nvcc.edu please use your student email and provide your name and student ID number in your email request. 

If you have any other questions, contact meccounselor@nvcc.edu

NOVA Online

Students who are taking all or the majority of their courses through NOVA Online may contact NOVA Online counselors at onlinecounselors@nvcc.edu and share that you have viewed the PASS Video and submitted the PASS Survey.  Please use your student email and provide your name and student ID number in your email request. 

Academic Suspension and Dismissal 

Students who have been Academically Dismissed or Suspended and would like to appeal for readmission after the termination period has been completed may email a formal written petition to NOVA Online's Director of Student Services, Dr. Cynthia Pascal (cpascal@nvcc.edu).  Petitions must include the following information: NOVA 7-digit ID number, a summary of your academic and professional goals, and a plan to achieve those goals.

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