Information About Advising

All students entering college for the first time are required to meet with an advisor. Advisement sessions are scheduled after you have completed assessment testing.

If you are a returning student, it's important to build a relationship with an academic advisor. He or she can help you create a plan and find information that will help you achieve your academic goals.

You may already know that your advisor can help you select courses and plan your class schedule. But an advisor can assist you in other ways, too. He or she can help you:

  • Learn how to complete the registration process
  • Choose the program of study and degree or certificate that will best meet your goals, or learn about possible majors offered by four-year colleges and universities
  • Select classes that will transfer to the four-year college of your choice
  • Learn about other sources of information and assistance, such as tutoring services
  • Develop time management skills
  • Create a plan for raising your GPA if you are on scholastic probation

Meeting With an Advisor

Academic advisors are available to meet with you throughout the year — not just at registration time. For many students, academic advising is done on a walk-in basis. 

During peak advising times (just before and during registration), you may experience extended wait times.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Before Your Advising Appointment

  • If you are a new student, complete assessment testing if required.
  • Read your college catalog. Be familiar with the courses and requirements for your degree plan.
  • Look through the class schedule to get an idea of courses you might want to take.

Stop Before You Drop

Under Texas law (TEC Section 51.907), if you drop too many classes without having an acceptable reason, your GPA and financial aid could be affected. Be sure you understand how this law may affect you before you drop a class.

The law applies to students who enroll in a Texas public institution of higher education (including a college in the DCCCD system) for the first time in fall 2007 or later. Under this law, you may not drop more than six classes without an acceptable reason during your entire undergraduate career without penalty.

For more information, please see Dropping a Course or Withdrawing from College in the catalog or read Facts About Dropping Classes. Your academic advisor can also answer questions about this law and how it may affect you.


Other Useful Information

  • Transfer: If you plan to transfer to a four-year college or university, work with an advisor to develop a plan to meet your academic goals.
  • Career Services: Knowing the career path you want to take can make it easier to decide which courses and programs are right for you. Visit the Career Center to get help charting your future.
  • Scholastic Probation/Suspension: If you are placed on scholastic probation, your advisor can help you develop a plan to raise your GPA. Read the catalog for more information about scholastic probation/suspension. Learn about the probation policies at Cedar Valley College.

If you have completed more than 15 credit hours, you should request a degree plan to make sure you are making progress toward your goal.

FAQs for Online Students

How come I cannot register myself?

When you send information to Cedar Valley College, it does not go directly into your record. This is still a hand-done process and sometimes it can take a few days.

What information do I need to send?

We need to see the TSI status and/or prerequisites on your transcript before you can register.  Unlike Admissions, Advising can start with unofficial documents. Any documentation sent for TSI or prerequisites must show the college or university's name and the student's name. Advising will also need:

  • Your CVC student ID number
  • An official picture ID (driver's license or school ID)
  • The courses you want to take with section numbers (Ex: MATH 1314 3xxxx). Here is the link to the CVC class schedules: https://schedule.dcccd.edu/.
  • Meningitis shot record; or if you plan to take online classes, complete the required waiver. Email everything to cvcadvising@dcccd.edu.

Why do I have to send the same information I have already sent to admissions?

At certain times of year, Admissions can get backed up with scanning documents into the system.  It is quicker for Advising to put students in class if the documents are sent to cvcadvising@dcccd.edu. When putting students in class, advisors are required to have documentation for TSI scores or exemptions and when prerequisites are already met.

Once I get my information to Advising, how long does it take to get registered?

Advising is very diligent when working with online students. Once all the documentation is sent to cvcadvising, work begins immediately to register that student. Please allow 24 hours for processing. In high peak times of the year (such as Maymester, Summer 1, Summer 2 and Wintermester) processing may take 48 hours. You will be notified by email upon registration.

How do I pay for my classes?

The email you receive will state the following:

"I have you registered for class. Tuition is due (due date) and the amount is (tuition). You may pay through eConnect or by calling the cashier at 972-860-2994. If you have financial aid, they can be reached at 972-587-2599.

Remember the closer it gets to class beginning, the less time there will be to pay. Be sure your financial aid is ready or that you can make payment before the last day to pay. Classes fill very quickly. If you are dropped for non-payment, another student may get registered before you can get back in the class."

How do I log into eCampus?

For online classes, go to http://ecampus.dcccd.edu/ to start the class. Your username will be your student email (e.g., e1234567@student.dcccd.edu) and your password will be the same as eConnect.

Where can I fax documents?

The fax number is 972-860-8001. Be sure to include the name of the department or person you are faxing. Please include a picture ID (driver's license or school ID) enlarged to 150%.

What are some important contacts I need to know?

Admissions: 972-860-8201

Email general questions: https://www1.dcccd.edu/eConnect/sendmail/index.cfm?mailto=registrar-cvc%40dcccd.edu

Transcript request: https://www1.dcccd.edu/eConnect/sendmail/index.cfm?mailto=transcript-cvc%40dcccd.edu

Advising: 972-860-8262

Email: cvcadvising@dcccd.edu

Advising Website:  https://www.cedarvalleycollege.edu/services/advising/pages/advisingcenters.aspx

Financial Aid: 972-587-2599

FA Website: https://www.cedarvalleycollege.edu/pc/fa/pages/default.aspx

Veterinarian Technology (requiring some different processes):

Email: cvcvettech@dcccd.edu

Website: https://www.cedarvalleycollege.edu/cd/credit/vet-tech/pages/default.aspx


Cedar Valley College Advising Office
Building L
972-860-8262

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