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Center for Academic Assistance

The Center for Academic Assistance (CAA) at NOVA’s Annandale Campus provides assistance to all continuing students on understanding various academic policies and procedures. The mission of the CAA is to support you in your educational planning as you work to achieve your career and life goals.

The CAA will provide assistance by working in tandem with the deans of the divisions. Be a member of the team by taking control of your lifelong planning and goals.

Approval of Course Repeats (3rd Time)

Your request to repeat a course for the third time will be considered after a review of your transcript and discussion of other factors, i.e. time, factors that impacted the previous attempts, etc. If it is determined that you should not register for the course at the time the request is made, assistance will be provided in identifying another course.

Reconsideration of your request will be made for the next semester after reviewing your progress.

Drops for Non-Payment

If you request permission to re-register for a class after being dropped, you will be placed in the class if you have been attending the class prior to being dropped. If the class is closed, instructor permission will be sought. Instructors who have indicated that permission will not be granted to any student for his/her closed class will not be contacted, since the lists are available in the Center. You will be assisted in identifying open classes.

Schedule Adjustments

If you wish to register or add a course after the regular add/drop/swap period, it must be done no later than the last day to drop with refund. You can do so by completing the Schedule Adjustment Registration With Permission form. The form must be signed by your instructor and brought to the Center for Academic Assistance for signature. You will not be placed in a closed class.

Class Re-Enrollment After Census Date

You can be considered for re-enrollment for four reasons: late registration due to non¬payment; regular course to developmental within the first 21 days of the semester; section change only; and course change same session.

International Transcript Evaluation

International transcripts are evaluated on a course-by-course basis once evaluated by an approved international evaluation service. If credits are less than the number of credits for a course at the college, the transcript will indicate elective. Example: Calculus = 5 credits; most courses are 3 or 4 credits. The transcript would indicate that the student received a Math elective of 3 credits. Course descriptions are requested whenever there is a dispute about a course that is transferred - international and U.S.


Location: CG 224
Phone: 703.764.5085

Office Hours

8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.