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Your NOVA Email Account

Once you successfully complete the NOVA application, the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) assigns you a student email account. Electronic mail or "email" is an official method for communication at NOVA because it's a way to deliver information in a convenient, timely, cost effective and environmentally friendly way. NOVA's student email account system is powered by Google Apps. All official email communication from NOVA, its faculty and staff is distributed to VCCS email accounts only. As a NOVA student, you are expected to check your student email account regularly. Failure to do so could have a negative impact on your enrollment and academic performance in your courses.

To access your student email account, follow these steps:

  1. Go to My NOVA
  2. Click on the Login to My NOVA button
  3. Enter your username and password.

Your username and password were provided to you at the end of the NOVA application process. If you do not remember your username or password, click on New to your college? Look up your username and set your password or I cannot access my account.

Once you have successfully logged in, you will be asked to review and accept the Terms of Service before you are able to view your emails. You must agree to the Terms of Service in order to access your student email account. Be sure to read all email messages in your NOVA inbox – especially those from your academic advisor!

If you need any further assistance with accessing your student email or help with My NOVA, visit the Tutorials for Students page or review the email FAQ.