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International Student Admissions Process

  • Admissions for Intensive English Program
    Admissions for Intensive English Program
  • Degree Program Admissions for Degree Program
    Degree Program Admissions for Degree Program
  • F-1 Transfer Students
    F-1 Transfer Students
  • Changing Status to F-1
    Changing Status to F-1
  • Transient Students
    Transient Students

We welcome International Students to start their education by applying for admission to Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA).

Please select the appropriate admissions process based on your current situation.

NOVA Offers Two Options of Study:

Associate Degree Program

NOVA offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs designed to prepare students to enter the work place or transfer to four-year colleges and universities to obtain a bachelor's degree.

Intensive English Program

NOVA's American Culture and Language Institute offers an Intensive English Program for students in beginning to intermediate levels of English study.

Descriptions of Each Admission Process

  • Admissions for Intensive English Program - For students applying from outside the U.S. who wish to study in the Intensive English Program.
  • Degree Program Admissions for Degree Program - For students applying from outside the U.S. who wish to study in the associate degree program.
  • F-1 Transfer Students - For students already in the U.S. studying at another educational institution in F-1 status who would like to transfer to NOVA.
  • Changing Status to F-1- For students already in the U.S. on another immigration status who wish to apply to change to F-1 status.
  • Transient Student - For students currently studying at another educational institution in the U.S. in F-1 status who wish to take some classes at NOVA while maintaining status at another school.
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