Student Services at Wytheville Community College provides quality services to individuals and groups, helping them to define and achieve their educational, career, and personal goals, empowering them to contribute as productive members of our communities. Among the responsibilities of this office are counseling, advising, testing, tutoring, athletics, veterans' affairs, TRIO programs (Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, Student Support Services), and student conduct.
College Catalog & Student Handbook
Counseling and Advising
Counselors in Student Services are available to assist students with educational planning, career development, and academic concerns. They can help students explore their interests and identify career and life goals. Counselors work directly with faculty and administrators to provide accurate information to students as they make decisions about academic plans and maintain current information on transfer opportunities.
Academic Advisors are available to assist students with development of meaningful educational plans to help achieve their educational goals, whether it is continuing their education at a four-year college or university, preparing for immediate entry into the job market, or developing skills for career advancement or personal growth.
To learn more about counseling and advising services, click here.
Student IT Help Desk
Students needing help with email or distance learning can contact the Distance Learning Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (276) 223-4784. Students needing help with the Student Information System (registering for courses, viewing grades, etc) should contact Student Services at (276) 223-4758. Students are also encouraged to use AskWCC to chat with an Online Academic Advisor.
Wytheville Community College currently has two graduation exercises in May for students completing certificate, diploma, and degree programs. Prospective graduates must file an application for graduation with the Student Services Office by the published deadline. Click here to read more or access the application for graduation.
English (writing & reading) and math placement are determined by scores achieved when taking the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) that are administered by the college. The purpose of these tests is to assure that students are academically prepared for college-level work regardless of prior grades, work experience, or academic history. Students who do not meet the college's standards in English and math will be required to enroll in Developmental Studies course(s) to improve their skills in these areas. Contact the Student Services Office at (276)223-4758 for more details on WCC's placement procedure. Click here to read more.
Students enrolled full-time who earn a semester grade point average of 3.2 or better for the semester are placed on the Dean's List.
President's Honor Roll
Students who have earned a minimum of 20 hours of credit at WCC, are carrying a minimum of 6 semester hours in a given semester, and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher are included in the President's Honor Roll for that semester.
WCC Career Center
The Career Center which is housed in the Academic Resource Center offers assistance in career planning and job referral to students, alumni, and residents of the service area. The Career Center receives and distributes job announcements and listings from private industries and businesses, as well as from state, federal, and local agencies. In addition, the Career Counselor works with faculty and staff to establish contacts with potential employers and to arrange job referrals for students.
The Career Counselor assists students in making academic choices that affect future employment through individual testing and counseling, as well as through group sessions that are offered periodically. The Career Center also offers a job & resume posting system, mock interviews, career assessments, and career fairs. Students are advised to maintain contact with the Career Counselor throughout their enrollment at WCC.
TRIO Programs are federally-funded programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. WCC has three TRIO Programs: Student Support Services, Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound. To learn more about TRIO Programs, click here.
Students with Disabilities
WCC's Disability Services purpose is to assist students with disabilities address and accommodate for, as appropriate, issues related to their disability that may interfere with them having full access to academics and/or hinder academic performance.To learn more about services for students with disabilities, click here.
WCC does not discriminate against any individual based on his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. Consequently, the college has partnered with the Old Dominion University Distance Learning Office (located on the WCC main campus behind Fincastle Hall) to provide a "Safe Space" for the LGBT community. ODU Site Director Doug Brown has completed the Safe Space training and is now a Safe Space Ally, as well as a member of the ODU Safe Space committee. The ODU site at WCC is one of the first distance learning sites to become a "Safe Space." "The Safe Space Committee strives to reduce homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism in the Old Dominion University community. We are dedicated to a vision of a community that is open, safe, and accepting to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning people and allies. We help cultivate this climate through awareness, education, and advocacy." (from the Safe Space website)
WCC has established a student code of conduct for the benefit of all students attending the college. Click here to read more.
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