NOVA 2009-2010 College Catalog
STUDENT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES -- Student Development Course
In addition to the New Student Orientation, a one-credit student development (SDV) course designed to help you succeed in college is required for first-time NOVA College students. NOVA students must take an SDV course before enrolling for their 16th semester hour at the College. All SDV courses cover topics related to academic success, responsible decision making, and college information. Some sections address additional topics and some are intended for students in specific programs. The Extended Learning Institute (ELI) also has SDV courses available for those who cannot attend a campus-based section.