Student Email/Google Apps FAQ


MyVWCC is your central source for accessing essential student and faculty information at your convenience.

Students can: search and register for classes, drop classes, review financial aid awards, make tuition payments, manage your personal information, and more!

Faculty can: access class rosters, view teaching schedules, enter grades, manage personal information, and more!

The following instructions for Registering for Classes, Academic Information, Student Financial Account, Advising, and Personal Information assume that you have already accessed the Student Information System (SIS). To access SIS, log in to MyVWCC and click the Student Information System button:

Need help? If you need help with enrollment, financial aid, or the online application please contact the Student Services Help Line at 855-874-6690 or

If you are unable to access your MyVWCC account or are unsure who to contact please contact the Help Desk at 540-857-7354, try the Live Chat, or contact us online.

Finished? When you are finished using MyVWCC or any of the tools, you should always log out.

Virginia Education Wizard

The Virginia Education Wizard is a one-stop website to help you choose a career, get the information you need to pursue your career, enroll in one of Virginia’s community colleges, pay for college, transfer to a four-year college or university, and get answers to your questions about your future.

Click on the Careers tab to take assessment quizzes to help you determine what jobs might be more suitable for you, as well as look up information about career fields.

Student (VCCS) Email & Google Apps

The Virginia Community College System email system is hosted by Google Apps, and everyone (students, faculty, and staff) with a MyVWCC username is assigned a Gmail account. The Google email system provides you with a very reliable and secure way to send and receive email. Emails are delivered through a web browser and email addresses will not change.

For help with your email check out the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding student email.

Faculty & Staff: This is not your official Virginia Western email address. If you do not want to check multiple email addresses, you should forward your Gmail to your Outlook email account.

Google Apps

In addition to Gmail, you also have access to other Google Apps. Check out the main features you have available to use below; be sure to click on the options to see video demos and Google Help Center information.

Google Calendar

Multiple calendars are available for you to use, including a simple online calendar, shared calendars,  and subscriptions to public calendars. Mobile access is included.

Google Calendar Help Center

Google Docs, Sheets & Slides

Create word processing documents, spreadsheets or presentations. Export them to your favorite desktop and mobile programs. Share them with your groups and make real-time changes together.

Google Docs, Sheets and Slides Help Center

Google Drive

Store and access files anywhere — on the Web, on your hard drive or on your mobile device. Share files easily with others.

Google Drive Help Center

Google Sites

Participate in team website creation where you can embed videos, images and gadgets.

Google Sites Help Center

Canvas for Students

Canvas is a course management system that is maintained by the Virginia Community College System. It allows you to access your course assignments, course announcements, and discuss course issues via the course discussion board.

Canvas is web-based, so there is nothing for you to install or download. All you need is an Internet connection. Canvas is accessible from all browsers and mobile devices.

Tutorials for using Canvas can be found on the Virginia Western online website.