Why do I need to go to new student orientation?

New student orientation sessions are designed to provide students with important information to help them succeed in college. Sessions will cover financial aid and procedures involving course selection, advising, and tuition payments. In addition students will learn how to use the student portal and register for classes.

How do I change my major?

It is essential to complete a change of major form if you decide to change your academic program. See Marlene Stoltz in the Admissions Office (Blake Hall, room 111); she will assist you with the process. You can also change your major/academic program online through the student portal.

When do I register for classes?

Before registering for classes, you must have a complete admissions file. After completing your admissions file, you will be assigned an advisor (for degree-seeking students) who will help you choose classes. After you complete your admissions file and meet with your assigned advisor you are ready to register for classes.

After the admissions file is complete, non-degree students are able to register during all open registration dates. If you have questions, please call Marlene Stoltz at (406) 756-3846.

How do I register for classes?

Students are encouraged to register online; however, we will gladly accept paper registrations with an advisor’s signature. You can find detailed online registration instructions on the student portal. If you have questions, contact Sharon Nau at (406) 756-3845.

Who is my advisor?

Look for your acceptance letter. After completing your admissions file, you will receive an acceptance letter indicating who your academic advisor is. You will be assigned an advisor based on your academic program. If you choose to change your advisor, you may do so after consulting with Marlene Stoltz. Her office is located in Blake Hall, room 111 or you can phone Marlene at (406) 756-3846.

What if I don’t know what classes to register for?

It is required that all degree-seeking students meet with their academic advisor before registering for any classes. Your advisor will help you choose appropriate classes in order to complete your degree.

How much does it cost?

Our tuition and fees are determined by residency. The costs of books vary depending on the courses you register for. We encourage full-time students to budget approximately $500 per semester for textbooks.

How do I pay for classes?

There are many payment options available at FVCC. Our business office will work with you to set up payment plans. You can make a payment online or stop in the business office located in the Blake Hall/Student Center Administration Building Room 132.

How do I purchase textbooks?

You can order your books online through our bookstore, or come into the bookstore. The bookstore is located in the Blake Hall building. The bookstore carries both used and new textbooks, but generally the used books go fast!

What if my class is cancelled?

If you are enrolled in a course that is cancelled, all tuition and fees will automatically be refunded if you have already paid your tuition and fees in full. You do not need to withdraw from the course.