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New Students

Am I a New Student?

I am a new student if I have never completed an application at NOVA or any Community College in the state of Virginia.

If this is true, please complete the following steps:

(Click here to print these instructions)


1. Apply to become a NOVA Student:

  • Click here to go to the VCCS Admission page. Check the "I am not a robot" check box, and click on "New Users".
    • Personal Information: Enter your current, complete legal name that is on your drivers license, VISA Status or Permanent Green Card. Providing your social security number is highly recommended. Make sure your SS# is correct. If you choose not to enter your SS# or do not have one, this will affect your ability to apply for financial aid in the future.
    • Address Information: Enter the street number and name on the first line. If you have an apartment number, enter it on the second line. Use the drop down menu for state and country. Select the city or country of residence from the drop down menu.
    • Alien Permanent or Not indicated: Choose one based on your VISA. If you do not have this information please contact Student Services at 7803.323.3886 or email Eunice Torkornoo at etorkornoo@nvcc.edu.
    • Education History: Enter High School or any college information.
    • Educational Goals: Click on "Certificate" and be sure to click on "College Credit Courses".
    • In-State Tuition: This takes you to a domicile questionnaire which determines if you qualify for in-state or out-of-state tuition. You must complete this questionnaire to register for classes.
    • Submit application: Print out the application and write down your NOVA EMPLID #. You will need this number to register for classes.

2.  Set User Preferences: 

  • Click here to login to MyNOVA and click on "SIS Student Information System".
    • Click on Student Center
    • At the bottom left of the screen. Click on User Preferences.
    • Institution = Northern Virginia Community College
    • Academic Career = Credit
    • Click on the magnifying glass icon next to "Term" and select the current term (such as '2017 Spring')
    • You do not need to enter anything for "Aid Year".
    • Click "Save".
    • Sign out of SIS.

2. Take the English and Math Placement Tests:

  • Walk in to the Annandale Campus Testing Center - CA Building, Room 115. Telephone: 703.323.3833
  • Explain that you need to take the English* and Math placement tests.

There is no charge to take a NOVA placement test and no appointment is necessary.

* NOVA has two English placement tests. ESL students take the ACCUPLACER test which places them into College ESL and ENG 111. Native speakers of English take the COMPASS test which places them into developmental English and ENG 111.


3. Fill out the NOVA Partners Intake form:

  • Click here to fill out the form.
  • You will receive an email with your passcode for the next step. Do not continue with these instructions until you have receive your passcode.

4. Fill out the Specialized Degree Programs Application Form:

  • Click here to access the form.
    • Use the passcode you received in the email to gain access to the rest of the form.
    • Submit the form.
    • You will be contacted regarding the approval of your application.

5. Remind your Supervisor to fill out the Supervisor Application Form:

Current Students

Am I a Current Student?

I am a current student if I have previously completed an application at NOVA or any Community College in the state of Virginia, and have taken classes within the past three semesters.

If this is true, please complete the following steps:

(Click here to print these instructions)


1.  Set User Preferences: 

  • Click here to login to MyNOVA and click on "SIS Student Information System".
    • Click on Student Center
    • At the bottom left of the screen. Click on User Preferences.
    • Institution = Northern Virginia Community College
    • Academic Career = Credit
    • Click on the magnifying glass icon next to "Term" and select the current term (such as '2017 Spring')
    • You do not need to enter anything for "Aid Year".
    • Click "Save".
    • Sign out of SIS.

2. Fill out the NOVA Partners Intake form:

  • Click here to fill out the form.
  • You will receive an email with your passcode for the next step. Do not continue with these instructions until you have receive your passcode.

3. Fill out the Specialized Degree Programs Application Form:

  • Click here to access the form.
    • Use the passcode you received in the email to gain access to the rest of the form.
    • Submit the form.
    • You will be contacted regarding the approval of your application.

4. Remind your Supervisor to fill out the Supervisor Application Form:

Returning Students

Am I a Returning Student?

I am a returning student if I have previously completed an application at NOVA or any Community College in the state of Virginia, but have not registered for classes in the last three semesters.

If this is true, please complete the following steps:

(Click here to print these instructions)


1. Re-Apply to become a NOVA Student

  • Click here to go to the VCCS Admission page. Check the "I am not a robot" check box, and click on "Returning Users".
    • Personal Information: Enter the same name that was used the first time you applied to the Virginia Community College System even if you have since married, divorced or changed your name. (You can make changes later). If you are not sure of the correct name to use. See instructions below*.
    • Address Information: Enter the same address that was used the first time you applied, even if you have moved house. (You can make changes later). If you are not sure of the correct address to use, see instructions below*.

*How to check for your correct name and addressClick here to login to MyNOVA and click on "SIS Student Information System", then look under "Campus Personal Information".


2. Set User Preferences: 

  • Click here to login to MyNOVA and click on "SIS Student Information System".
    • Click on Student Center
    • At the bottom left of the screen. Click on User Preferences.
    • Institution = Northern Virginia Community College
    • Academic Career = Credit
    • Click on the magnifying glass icon next to "Term" and select the current term (such as '2017 Spring')
    • You do not need to enter anything for "Aid Year".
    • Click "Save".
    • Sign out of SIS.

3. Fill out the NOVA Partners Intake form:

  • Click here to fill out the form.
  • You will receive an email with your passcode for the next step. Do not continue with these instructions until you have receive your passcode.

4. Fill out the Specialized Degree Programs Application Form:

  • Click here to access the form.
    • Use the passcode you received in the email to gain access to the rest of the form.
    • Submit the form.
    • You will be contacted regarding the approval of your application.

5. Remind your Supervisor to fill out the Supervisor Application Form:

NOVA Partners Course Schedules

Two-Year Overview
General Studies Associate in Science Degree
First Year
Fall I:
ENF 3 hybrid, HIS 101 hybrid, ITE 115 hybrid, ENG 111 hybrid, SDV 100 hybrid
Spring I:
CST 100 hybrid, ECO 201 hybrid, ENG 112 hybrid, SOC 201 online
Summer I:
ART 101 online, PSY 201 online
Second Year
Fall II:
BIO 101 hybrid, PHI 101 hybrid, MTH 151, PHI 101 hybrid
Spring II:
BIO 102 hybrid, ENG 241 hybrid, PLS 120 hybrid, MUS 121 online
Summer II:
HUM 201 online, PED 107, PED 116
Fall 2016 Schedule
NOVA Partners Classes - Fall 2016
ClassDaysTimesTypeCreditsDates
PED 116 - E011N / 12176
Lifetime Fitness & Wellness
12 weeks 2.00

PED 116 - E20N / 11677
Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

6 weeks 1.00

Note: Choose ONE of the courses above

Also, choose any elective classes from the Schedule of Classes
Please contact Dr. Credle for approval of additional courses.

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