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Home > Campuses & Centers > Loudoun > Academic Divisions > Communication and Human Studies Division > Geography and Geospatial Technology > GIS Certificate Program > Application Process

Loudon campus GCPI

Enrollment Process

  • Apply to NOVA
    • NOVA offers open enrollment for those with a high school diploma or GED.
  • Enroll in either GIS 101 or GIS 200
  • Fill out Program Placement Form (date, name, student ID)

Request for Program Placement
After downloading and filling out the Program Placement form, please email it to Janice Ouellette at

Transcript Evaluation
  • Students with advanced standing, may receive credit for courses taken at other colleges and universities. Fill out a Request for Transcript Evaluation 125-049 for each college or university. You must be enrolled before evaluation will take place.

Request for Evaluation of Transcript: NVCC 125-049

Send OFFICIAL transcript to:      
       Northern Virginia Community College - Reston Center
       ATTN:  GST Department
       1831 Wiehle Avenue, Room 345
       Reston, VA 20190

*Students will have the opportunity to schedule an advising meeting with faculty and staff during their first semester to develop a personal academic plan.

National Certification Process
National, professional GIS certification is available from GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) and the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). Click on the links below to find out more and begin the process!