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NOVA 2011-2012 College Catalog

COLLEGE CALENDAR

FALL SEMESTER 2011
Please check NOVAConnect for the start dates and census dates of Dynamic Sessions

Advising Week for Fall Semester April 4-8
NOVAConnect Web/Telephone Priority Enrollment for Continuing Students for All Sessions April 12- May 2
Priority Date for Fall Financial Aid Application for All Students May 1
NOVAConnect Web/Telephone Open Enrollment Begins for All Students for All Sessions June 7
16-Week Session
Classes begin August 22
Schedule adjustments (add/drop/swap) on NOVAConnect (open to all) August 22-28
Late Schedule Additions--in-person, permission required August 29 - September 2
Drops on NOVAConnect with tuition refund August 29-September 8
Labor Day Holiday for faculty, students and staff, Offices closed September 5
Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (Census Date)** September 8
Last day to apply for Fall graduation * October 1
Non-instructional days/no classes; College offices open October 10-11
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty October 31
Non-instructional day/no classes; College closes at Noon November 23
Thanksgiving Holiday for faculty, students and staff, College offices closed November 24-25
Non-instructional days/no classes November 26-27
Last week of classes December 5-12
Final exam week December 13-19
Examinations end December 19
Last Day to Withdraw Fall Graduation Application December 19

First 8-Week Session

Classes begin August 22
Schedule adjustments (add/drop/swap) on NOVAConnect (open to all) August 22-24
Drops on NOVAConnect with tuition refund August 22- 29
Late Schedule Additions, in person, permission required August 25- 29
Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (Census Date)** August 29
Labor Day Holiday for faculty, students and staff, Offices closed September 5
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty September 26
Last day to apply for Fall graduation * October 1
Non-instructional days/no classes; College offices open October 10-11
Examinations end October 18

Second 8-Week Session

Classes begin October 19
Schedule adjustments (add/drop/swap) on NOVAConnect (open to all) October 19-21
Drops on NOVAConnect with Tuition Refund October 19-27
Late Schedule Additions, in person, permission required October 22-27
Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (Census Date)** October 27
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty November 21
Non-instructional day/no classes; College closes at Noon November 23
Thanksgiving Holiday for faculty, students and staff, College offices closed November 24-25
Non-instructional days/no classes November 26-27
Classes and Examinations end December 19

Holidays (College closed)

Winter Break for Students, Faculty, and Staff.  College offices closed. NOVAConnect registration only. December 23, 2011 - January 2, 2012

SPRING SEMESTER 2012

Advising Week for Spring Semester October 31-November 4
NOVAConnect Web/Telephone Priority Enrollment Begins for Continuing Students November 8
NOVAConnect Web/Telephone Open Enrollment Begins for All Students November 14

16-Week Session

Classes Begin January 9
Martin Luther King Day Holiday for Students, Faculty, and Staff.  College offices closed. January 16
Last Day to Drop with Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date) January 26
Last Day to Apply for Graduation for Spring 2012 March 1
Spring Break (No classes) March 5-11
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty  March 23
Final Week of Classes April 24-30
Final Exam Week May 1-May 7
Last Day to Withdraw Spring Graduation Application May 7
Commencement Ceremony  May 12

First 8-Week Session

Classes Begin January 9
Martin Luther King Day Holiday for Students, Faculty, and Staff.  College offices closed.  January 16
Last Day to Drop with Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date) January 17
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty  February 13
Last Day to Apply for Graduation for Spring 2011 March 1
Classes and Examinations End March 4
Spring Break March 5- March 11

Second 8-Week Session

Classes Begin March 12
Last Day to Drop with Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date) March 20
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty  April 16
Classes and Examinations End May 7
Commencement Ceremony May 12

SUMMER TERM 2012

NOVAConnect Web/Telephone Enrollment Begins for All Sessions
March 27

12-Week Session

Classes Begin May 16
Memorial Day Holiday for Students, Faculty, and Staff.  College offices closed. May 28
Last Day to Drop with Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date) May 29
Last Day to Apply for Graduation for Summer 2011 June 1
Independence Day Holiday  for Students, Faculty, and Staff.  College offices closed. July 4
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty  July 6
Classes and Examinations End August 8
Last Day to Withdraw Summer Graduation Application August 8

First 6-Week Session

Classes Begin May 16
Last Day to Drop with Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date) May 21
Memorial Day Holiday for Students, Faculty, and Staff.  College offices closed.f May 28
Last Day to Apply for Graduation for Summer 2011 June 1
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty  June 11
Classes and Examinations End June 26

Second 6-Week Session

Classes Begin June 27
Last Day to Drop with Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date) July 5 July 9
Independence Day Holiday  for Students, Faculty, and Staff.  College offices closed. July 4
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty  July 23
Classes and Examinations End August 8