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NOVA 2011-2012 College Catalog

Student Services-- Student Development Course

All curricular students except those in career studies certificate programs shall participate in a one-credit student development course designed to help you succeed in college, either SDV 100, College Success Skills or SDV 101, Orientation to: (specific discipline). 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.

NOVA students must take an SDV course within their first 15 semester hours at the College, unless the requirement has been waived.  SDV waivers may be granted for students who hold an Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution.  Students still must complete the required number of credits for their degree.