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Advising & Counseling

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Campus Counseling Services

If you are a new student or have questions, a counselor will help guide you through the sometimes confusing administrative procedures and requirements. All NOVA campuses have counselors available by appointment or walk in.

Academic advising is important at NOVA. Academic advising helps you to plan a program that will meet your educational objectives.

If you cannot come to campus to meet with your advisor, Online Virtual Advising is available to you.

Virtual Advisors are available by chat or email. Please have your NOVA Student ID number.

Speak With a Virtual Advisor

Virtual Advisors Are Available by Chat or Email

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Please have your NOVA Student ID number available.

Via Email:
AcademicAdvising@nvcc.edu. Emails are answered within 24 hours.

Online Chat:          
Click on the Live Chat link to talk with a virtual advisor.

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Career

Career Counseling

Career Counselors can assist you with exploring, developing and setting goals related to your unique educational and academic needs. Services include career assessments, occupational information, goal setting, planning and employment resources.

Transfer

Transfer Counseling

If you intend to get a degree from NOVA or transfer to another college, a counselor can make sure you’re taking the right courses. There can be variations in what colleges accept and you don't want to risk having to take extra courses.
Disability

Disability Support Services

NOVA serves a large population of students who receive disability-related accommodations. Check the Disabilities Support Service website before classes begin to find out how to get accommodations.
Retention

Student Retention

Retention counselors work with students who are having academic difficulty like warning, probation and suspension. They offer support to students and help them devise strategies to be successful at NOVA. Retention counselors connect students to a variety of academic resources. Contact your campus counseling office (below) to meet with a retention counselor

Locate Your Counseling & Academic Advising Center

NOTE: Student Services and Virtual Advising Extended Hours for Fall 2015 Registration.

Alexandria

Room AA 194
Phone: 703.933.5073
Email: alcounseling@nvcc.edu
Maps & Directions to the Alexandria Campus

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Peak Registration Periods: Counseling services begin at 8:30 a.m. every Friday. Students are encouraged to arrive one hour before closing. In the evenings, sign-in may be closed early contingent upon student wait times.

Annandale

Room CA 112
Phone: 703.323.3200
Email: AN Counseling Center
Maps & Directions to the Annandale Campus

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

NOTE: General Counseling Walk-In Hours will not be held on Friday, May 20. Please consult the Virtual Advising resources noted above on this day between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. General Counseling walk-in hours will resume on Monday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. The Counseling Center will be open if you need to drop off any materials or get answers to general questions and see advisors in Pathway or First Year Advising. 

Counselors serve walk-in students at 10:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Students are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing. During registration periods, please arrive 60 minutes before closing. In the evenings, sign-in may be closed early contingent upon student wait times.

If you have a counselor you’ve been working with and would like to see that counselor, please contact him/her directly via email to schedule an appointment.

Loudoun

Room LR 253
Phone: 703.450.2571
Email: locounseling@nvcc.edu 
Maps & Directions to the Loudoun Campus

General Office Hours:
Monday – Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday – Friday:        8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Quick Question Walk-in:
Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday – Friday:        9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
For appointments, please call 703.450.2571.  Please note that during peak registration appointments may not be available.

Non-Instructional Day Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Peak Registration Hours and Services - Students are encouraged to arrive one hour before closing. In the evenings, sign-in may be closed early contingent upon student wait times.

Manassas

Room MH 110
Phone: 703.257.6610
Email: MA Counseling
Maps & Directions to the Manassas Campus

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Manassas Counseling Center offers both counseling and advising services.

Counseling is available by appointment, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm to assist students with:

  • Academic Success Planning
  • Career Exploration and Planning
  • Disability Support Services
  • Transfer Planning

Appointments are scheduled by emailing the Counseling Center at macouns@nvcc.edu and must include:

  • Full name
  • NOVA Student ID #
  • Best telephone number
  • Reason for your appointment

Advising is available on a walk-in basis, Monday – Thursday: 2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Friday: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. to provide continuing and future students with a 10-15 minute session to offer general answers to inquiries related to course registration, enrollment and program information. 

To ensure having adequate time for a complete advising session, we request that students sign in, at least 60 minutes prior to closing.

Group Advising (offered in January, July, August and December) will provide students with a full 1.5 hour workshop to provide support and information related to course registration.

The last sign-in is taken 60 minutes prior to closing time.

Medical

6699 Springfield Center Drive, Room 202
Springfield, VA 22150-1913
Phone: 703.822.6531
Email: MEC Advising/Counseling
Maps & Directions to the Medical Education Campus

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m..
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.. *Closed 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Fridays for staff meetings.

Counseling is available by appointment,  to assist students with:

  • Academic Success Planning
  • Career Exploration and Planning
  • Disability Support Services
  • Veterans and Military support services

Advising is available on a walk-in basis during regular business hours (check individual campus locations) to provide continuing and future students with a 10-15 minute session offering general answers to inquiries related to course registration, enrollment and program information.

To ensure having adequate time for a complete advising session, we request that students sign in, at least 30 minutes prior to closing.

Woodbridge

Room: Seefeldt Building (WC), Room 202
Phone: 703.878.5760
Email: Student Services Center 
Maps & Directions to the Woodbridge Campus

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Extended Learning Institute (ELI)

Phone: 703.323.2425
Email: ELI Counselors
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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