Advising

As a new VCU student, your assigned advisor will help you choose classes and pursue your educational goals.

To connect with your advisor and register for classes, attend a New Student Orientation session before your first semester. If you’re unable to attend NSO, contact the New Student & Family Programs office. You may then have to make an arrangement with an advisor within the department that houses your major.

Academic department advising

Use these numbers to contact advisors in specific academic departments:

School/Department/ProgramContact Information
Anthropology (804) 827-1111
Arts Please contact VCUarts directly
(804) 828-2787
Bioinformatics (804) 828-7202
Biology (804) 828-1562
Business (804) 828-3710
Chemistry (804) 828-1298
Criminal Justice (804) 827-0790
Economics (Business) (804) 828-3710
Economics (Humanities and Sciences) (804) 827-8648
Economics (Wilder School) (804) 827-0790
Engineering (804) 827-7009
English (804) 827-8320
Environmental Studies (804) 827-4218
Exercise Science (804) 828-1948
Foreign Language (804) 827-1111
Forensic Science (804) 828-8420
Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (804) 828-6710
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (804) 827-0790
Integrative Life Sciences (804) 828-7202
International Studies (804) 827-1111
Liberal Studies Early and Elementary Education (LSEE) last names A-K
(804) 828-1898

last names L-Z
(804) 828-2242
Life Sciences (804) 828-7202
Mass Communications (804) 828-2660
Mathematics (804) 828-1301
Physics (804) 828-2722
Political Science (804) 827-3707
Psychology (804) 828-1239
Religious Studies (804) 827-1111
Social Work (804) 828-0456
Sociology (804) 827-0790
School of World Studies (804) 827-1111
Statistics and Operations Research (804) 828-1301
Urban and Regional Studies (804) 827-0790
Wilder School (804) 827-0790

If your major is not listed above or you are an undeclared or a nondegree-seeking student, contact University Academic Advising at (804) 827-8648.

Before you meet with your advisor, please confirm that your transfer credits have been evaluated and processed to your academic record.

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