College Catalog 2014-2015

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NEW! On-time Registration

NOVA has a new on-time registration policy. All students must register by 11:59 p.m. the day before the session begins. Please note that the session may begin before your first day of class. Once students have registered, they have until 5 p.m. the next business day to pay. There will be no late registration and students will not be permitted to add/swap classes once the session has begun. Any schedule adjustment after the session has begun requires permission of the academic dean.

Fall Semester 2014

Important Dates

April 7-11 Advising Week for Fall Semester
April 15 NOVAConnect priority registration for continuing students begins for Fall
May 1 Priority date for Fall financial aid applications for all students
May 6 Open registration for all students begins for Fall
July 28 Tuition payment deadline if you register by July 27.
NOTE If you register July 28 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your classes.
August 7 NEW! Last day to add your name to the Wait List for all classes except the second 8-week session.
August 20 Last day to initiate change of domicile for Fall.
September 1 Labor Day holiday for students, faculty, and staff. College offices closed.
October 1 Last day to apply for Fall graduation
October 8 NEW! Last day to add your name to the Wait List for second 8-week session.
October 13-14 Non-instructional days. No classes. College offices open.
November 26 Non-instructional day. No classes. College closes at noon.
November 27-28 Thanksgiving holiday. College closed.
November 29-30 Non-instructional days. No classes.
December 16 Last day to withdraw Fall 2014 graduation application.
December 23 - January 4 Winter Break. Tuesday, December 23 (the College closes at noon) through Sunday, January 4, 2015

16-Week Session

August 20 Classes begin
August 20-September 8 Drops on NOVAConnect with tuition refund
September 8 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
October 30 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
December 3-9 Last week of classes
December 10-16 Final exam week
December 16 Final exams end

First 8-Week Session

August 20 Classes begin
August 20-September 8 Drops on NOVAConnect with tuition refund
August 28 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
September 21 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
October 12 Classes and examinations end

Second 8-Week Session

October 15 Classes begin
October 15-24 Drops on NOVAConnect with tuition refund
October 24 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
November 21 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
December 16 Classes and examinations end
Winter Break
December 24, 2014 – January 1, 2015 Winter break for students, faculty, and staff. College offices closed. NOVAConnect registration only.
Please check NOVAConnect for start dates and census dates for variable duration (dynamic) sessions.

Spring Semester 2015

Important Dates

October 1 Priority date for Spring financial aid applications for all students
November 3-7 Advising Week for Spring Semester
November 11 NOVAConnect priority registration for continuing students begins for Spring
November 17 Open registration for all students begins for Spring
January 19 Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday for students, faculty, and staff. College offices closed.
March 1 Last day to apply for Spring graduation

16-Week Session

January 12 Classes begin
January 29 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
March 23 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
April 27-May 3 Last week of classes
May 10 Final exams end

First 8-Week Session

January 12 Classes begin
January 20 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
February 14 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
March 8 Classes and examinations end

Second 8-Week Session

March 16 Classes begin
March 24 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
April 18 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
May 10 Classes and examinations end
Spring Break
March 9-15 Spring break for students. Non-instructional days. No classes. College offices open March 8-13.
Please check NOVAConnect for start dates and census dates for variable duration (dynamic) sessions.

Summer 2015

Important Dates

March 31 NOVAConnect registration for all students begins for Summer
April 1 Priority date for Summer financial aid applications for all students
June 1 Last day to apply for Summer graduation
July 3 Independence Day holiday (observed) for students, faculty, and staff. College offices closed.

12-Week Session

May 18 Classes begin
June 1 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
July 7 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
August 9 Classes and examinations end

First 6-Week Session

May 18 Classes begin
May 26 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
June 12 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
June 28 Classes and examinations end

First 8-Week Session

May 18 Classes begin
May 26 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
June 19 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
July 12 Classes and examinations end

Second 6-Week Session

June 29 Classes begin
July 6 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
July 24 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
August 9 Classes and examinations end

Second 8-Week Session

June 15 Classes begin
June 23 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
July 17 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
August 9 Classes and examinations end
Please check NOVAConnect for start dates and census dates for variable duration (dynamic) sessions