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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog

COLLEGE CALENDAR

FALL SEMESTER 2012
Please check NOVAConnect for the start dates and census dates of Dynamic Sessions

Advising Week for Fall Semester April 2–6
NOVAConnect Web Priority Enrollment for Continuing Students for All Sessions April 10–May 1
Priority Date for Fall Financial Aid Application for All Students May 1
NOVAConnect Web Open Enrollment Begins for All Students for All Sessions June 5
16-Week Session
Classes begin August 22
Labor Day Holiday for faculty, students and staff, Offices closed September 3
Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (Census Date)** September 10
Last day to apply for graduation for Fall 2012 October 1
Non-instructional days/no classes; College offices open October 8-9
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty October 31November 5
Non-instructional day/no classes; College closes at Noon November 21
Thanksgiving Holiday for faculty, students and staff, College offices closed November 22-23
Non-instructional days/no classes. College offices closed. November 24-25
Last week of classes December 4-10
Final exam week December 11-17

First 8-Week Session

Classes begin August 22
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 3
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty September 24
Last day to apply for Fall graduation * October 1
Non-instructional days/no classes; College offices open October 8-9
Classes and examinations end October 16

Second 8-Week Session

Classes begin October 17
Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (Census Date)** October 25
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty November 21
Non-instructional day/no classes; College closes at Noon November 21
Thanksgiving Holiday for faculty, students and staff, College offices closed November 22-23
Non-instructional days/no classes. College offices closed. November 24-25
Classes and Examinations end December 17

Holidays (College closed)

Winter Break for Students, Faculty, and Staff.  College offices closed. NOVAConnect registration only. December 2120, 2012 - January 1, 2013

SPRING SEMESTER 2013

Advising Week for Spring Semester October 29-November 2
NOVAConnect Web Priority Enrollment Begins for Continuing Students November 6
NOVAConnect Web Open Enrollment Begins for All Students November 12

16-Week Session

Classes Begin January 14
Martin Luther King Day Holiday for Students, Faculty, and Staff.  College offices closed. January 21
Last Day to Drop with Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date) February 1
Last Day to Apply for Graduation for Spring 2013 March 1
Spring Break (No classes) March 11-17
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty  March 28 25
Final Week of Classes April 2930-May 56
Final Exam Week May 67-May 1213
Commencement Ceremony  May 19

First 8-Week Session

Classes Begin January 14
Martin Luther King Day Holiday for Students, Faculty, and Staff.  College offices closed.  January 21
Last Day to Drop with Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date) January 22
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty  February 18
Last Day to Apply for Graduation for Spring 2013 March 1
Classes and Examinations End March 10
Spring Break- No classes, college offices open March 11- March 17

Second 8-Week Session

Classes Begin March 18
Last Day to Drop with Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date) March 26
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty  April 22
Classes and Examinations End May 1213
Commencement Ceremony May 19

SUMMER TERM 2013

NOVAConnect Web Enrollment Begins for All Sessions
April 1

12-Week Session

Classes Begin May 20
Memorial Day Holiday for Students, Faculty, and Staff.  College offices closed. May 27
Last Day to Apply for Graduation for Summer 2013 June 1
Last Day to Drop with Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date) June 3
Independence Day Holiday  for Students, Faculty, and Staff.  College offices closed. July 4
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty  July 8
Classes and Examinations End August 11

First 8-Week Session

Classes Begin May 20
Memorial Day Holiday for Students, Faculty, and Staff.  College offices closed.f May 27
Last Day to Drop with Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date) May 28
Last Day to Apply for Graduation for Summer 2013 June 1
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty  June 21
Classes and Examinations End July 14

First 6-Week Session

Classes Begin May 20
Memorial Day Holiday for Students, Faculty, and Staff.  College offices closed. May 27
Last Day to Drop with Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date) May 28
Last Day to Apply for Graduation for Summer 2013 June 1
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty  June 14
Classes and Examinations End June 30

Second 8-Week Session

Classes Begin June 17
Last Day to Drop with Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date) June 25
Independence Day Holiday  for Students, Faculty, and Staff.  College offices closed. July 4
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty  July 20 19
Classes and Examinations End August 11

Second 6-Week Session

Classes Begin July 1
Independence Day Holiday  for Students, Faculty, and Staff.  College offices closed. July 4
Last Day to Drop with Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date) July 9
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty  July 25
Classes and Examinations End August 11