Virginia Commonwealth University Registration and Course Completion Procedures

Outlined below are the steps required for students to enroll and complete a course at VCU as a NEXus TEACHING Institution.


1. Course Identification:

Student identifies course/s at

2. Communicate with HOME Faculty Advisor:

Course selections should be approved by the student’s advisor.

3. Contact HOME Institution:

The Campus Faculty Coordinator (CFC) and the Campus Staff Coordinator (CSC) at the student’s HOME institution need to be contacted about the student’s plan to enroll in a NEXus course.

4. NEXus Tracking: 

Download and submit a completed NEXus Tracking Form  to HOME Campus Staff Coordinator.

5. HOME Institution Consortium Agreement form: 

 If you are receiving financial aid, complete and route your HOME Institution Consortium Agreement Form to have funds applied towards NEXus courses. (see consortium agreement for routing information)

6. Contact TEACHING Institution:  

Incoming students contact Campus Staff Coordinator (CSC): 

Campus Staff Coordinator (CSC): Fonda Neal, PhD and DNP Program Coordinator
Office Phone: 804-828-0836

7. Registration Deadlines:

Students must apply/register according to the deadlines stated by each individual Teaching Institution. Please visit the following link to see important deadline dates:

8. Apply to TEACHING Institution:

Follow the instructions on the VCU admission information document.

9. Student Account: 

After the CSC receives the NEXus Student Enrollment Form, the CSC will send the student their V# (student’s identification number).  The student is then able to obtain their VCU eID.  The eID gives the student the ability to gain access to their online E-services account, myVCU (the VCU Portal), the academic email system, Blackboard, and library applications.  E-services makes it possible for the student to review records online, register for classes, and review and print bills and unofficial transcripts.

To access your eID:  Go to, click on the myVCU  link towards the top of the page.  Click on the link “Don’t know your eID?” 

You will need your V number and date of birth to access your eID.

To set up your email account:  Go to  It is essential that you set up your VCU email account as soon as possible, since it is the official means of university communication with students.  Your email address will be your

10. Student Notification: 

The CSC will inform the student of the course number and section to register for.  

11. Course Enrollment: 

Go to the VCU Home page:, click on myVCU and log in.  Click on the eServices/VCU Self Service link under General Resources to the left.  On the Main Menu, choose the Student tab (it may be the only option).  Then choose Registration and then Add or Drop Classes.  The drop down window will automatically default to the current semester.  Use the drop down menu to select another semester, if needed.  Click Submit.

12. Platform: 

TThe course instructor will review Blackboard with the student and explain how to access the course.

13. Payment: 

Once the student is enrolled in the course, a bill is generated and sent to the student’s Eservices account.  Students can pay online with a credit card or can mail a check.  For instructions on paying by check or by a third party, go to

14. Teaching Faculty Contact:

The CSC will notify the instructor(s) once a student is enrolled and the instructor may/may not contact the student directly prior to classes beginning.

15. Course materials/ Library access:

Textbook can be ordered through Eservices.  Follow the steps in #11 above to get to the Registration area, then click on Order Textbooks and then click on Go to Barnes & Noble @ VCU MCV Campus.  Instructors may send out readings prior to the start of classes via email, but all other course materials will be posted in Blackboard; please note students will be able to see the course in Blackboard prior to the first day of the term but it will vary whether there is material in the course prior to the first day.

16. Course:  

Student completes course.

17. Add/Drop:

The student must notify the VCU CSC before planning to drop a course. Add/drop deadlines can be found on the VCU academic calendar located at:

18. Transcript: 

Complete and submit the VCU Transcript Form to VCU CSC by fax (804) 827-5334 or email, The Transcript Form is available on the NEXus website under “Students” and “Forms” or on the VCU PhD Program webpage: The VCU School of Nursing will cover the cost of the official transcript for students.

19. Other:  



Glossary of terms

CSC – Campus Staff Coordinator

CFC – Campus Faculty Coordinator

HOME – Institution student will obtain degree from

TEACHING – Institution student is taking course from