Step 2: Advising

Advising is required each semester for all undergraduate students. You will not be enabled to register for courses until you have been advised.

How do I get advised to register for classes?

Your acceptance letter from VSU Admissions should indicate your assigned major. Advising instructions will be sent to your VSU e-Mail from your program advisor following your acceptance. Your advisor will communicate with you via phone or by e-Mail to your official VSU e-Mail, not a personal e-Mail account.

Are you an eCore student?

If you are an eCore student or if you plan to take an eCore class, in addition to having your advising flag lifted by your advisor, you must also complete the eCore Orientation Quiz before you are able to register.  Visit the eCore website page and select the eCore Orientation Quiz link.

Online Program Advisors

Criminal Justice

  • Advisor: Dr. Shani P. Wilfred, Ph.D.
  • Department: Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice
  • Phone: 229-333-5943
  • E-mail:
  • Fax: 229-333-5492
  • Location: 1120 University Center

Legal Assistant Studies

  • Advisor: Dr. Kendra A. Hollern, J.D.
  • Department: Political Science
  • Phone: 229-259-5083
  • E-mail:
  • Location: 146 West Hall

Office Administration and Technology

  • Advisor: Dr. Vesta R. Whisler
  • Department: Adult & Career Education
  • Phone: 229-333-5636
  • E-mail:
  • Fax: 229-333-7167
  • Location: 2020 Education Center

Organizational Leadership

  • Advisor: Dr. Gerald A. Merwin, Ph.D.
  • Department: Political Science
  • Phone: 229-253-2873
  • E-mail:
  • Location: 103 E. Brookwood Place (behind Admissions)

How do I determine the next date for open registration?

Dates for open registration are posted on the eLearning Calendars website page.