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Advising & Counseling

Academic Advising

Who is my Academic Advisor?

Once you have chosen a degree program and you have been advised by a counselor for your first semester, you can begin seeing an Academic Advisor. Your advisor will be a faculty member in your chosen field of study. Each NOVA campus handles assigning of Academic Advisors a little different, so here’s a brief guide to get you started.

Alexandria Campus

Click on the Academic Division link, find your program in the list and view the advisors.

Annandale Campus

Advisors at the Annandale Campus are assigned alphabetically based on students' last names. Click on the link and find your program, then look for the advisor assigned to your letter of the alphabet.

Loudoun Campus

Click on the Academic Division link, find your program in the list and view the advisors.

Manassas Campus

Click on the Academic Division link, find your program in the list and view the advisors.

Medical Education Campus

Advisors at the Medical Education Campus are assigned. You will be notified at orientation the name of your advisor. Click on the links below to view the faculty and staff for your division.

Woodbridge Campus

Click on the Academic Division link, find your program in the list and view the advisors.

Extended Learning Institute (ELI)

If you are in a degree program taking most of your courses through ELI, your faculty advisor will still be based on the campus academic division that offers your program. Please check the campus links for the list of advisors for your program.

Campus Counseling Services

If you are a new student or have questions, a counselor will help guide you through the sometimes confusing administrative procedures and requirements. All NOVA campuses have counselors available by appointment or walk-in. Contact the specific counseling center for details or to make an appointment.

Career Counseling

Career Counselors can assist you with exploring, developing and setting goals related to your unique educational and academic needs. Services include career assessments, occupational information, goal setting, planning and employment resources.

Transfer Counseling

If you intend to get a degree from NOVA or transfer to another college, a counselor can make sure you’re taking the right courses. There can be variations in what colleges accept and you don't want to risk having to take extra courses.

Disability Support Services

NOVA serves a large population of students who receive disability-related accommodations. Check the Disabilities Support Service website before classes begin to find out how to get accommodations.

Student Retention

Retention counselors work with students who are having academic difficulty like warning, probation and suspension. They offer support to students and help them devise strategies to be successful at NOVA. Retention counselors connect students to a variety of academic resources. Contact your campus counseling office (below) to meet with a retention counselor.

Locate Your Counseling & Academic Advising Center

Alexandria

Room AA 194
Telephone: 703.933.5073
Email: AL Counseling

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m..
Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m..

Peak Registration Periods: Counseling services begin at 8:30 a.m. every Friday. Students are encouraged to arrive one hour before closing. In the evenings, sign-in may be closed early contingent upon student wait times.

Annandale

Room CA 112
Telephone: 703.323.3200
Email: AN Counseling Center

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m..
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m..
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m..

Note: During registration periods, please arrive at least 60 minutes before closing.

Loudoun

Room LR 253
Telephone: 703.450.2571
Email: locounseling@nvcc.edu

General Office Hours:
Monday – Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m..
Thursday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m..

Quick Question Walk-in:
Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.. and 5:00 p.m..– 7:0 p.m.. 

By Appointment Only:
Thursday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m..

Non-Instructional Day Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Counseling Services:

Quick Question Hours: (10-15 minute brief inquiries, not intended for in-depth advising and registration concerns) Please call 703.450.2571 for applicable days and hours

Note: The counseling sign-in may be closed 30 minutes prior to the end of Quick Question hours in order to accommodate the number of students waiting.

Appointments: Available on Thursdays and Fridays between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.. 

Note: Appointments are not intended for academic advising if you have a declared program of study and an assigned advisor. Please contact your assigned faculty advisor for these matters. Appointments are generally reserved for specialty area counseling concerns and will be scheduled at the discretion of the staff. 

To schedule an appointment, please call 703.450.2571 and be prepared to provide your NOVA student ID #, your phone number and the reason for your appointment. Disability Support Service appointments can be requested by emailing the disabilities counselor directly

Group Advising and Registration Sessions are available during the summer semester. Please call 703.450.2571 for applicable days and hours.

Manassas

Room MH 110
Telephone: 703.257.6610
Email: MA Counseling

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m..
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m..

Note: 

Due to the peak enrollment period, scheduled appointments have been suspended.

The senior counselors and First-Year Advisors are available on a walk-in basis Monday through Thursday between 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.., and on Fridays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.. Students requesting disability services information should call 703.257.6610.

The last sign-in is taken 30 minutes prior to closing time.

Medical

6699 Springfield Center Drive, Room 202
Springfield, VA 22150-1913
Telephone: 703.822.6531
Email: MEC Advising/Counseling

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m..
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.. *Closed 2:00 p.m.. - 3:30 p.m.. on Fridays for staff meetings

Note: All counseling services require an appointment.

Woodbridge

Room WC 202
Telephone: 703.878.5760
Email: Student Services Center

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m..
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m..

Extended Learning Institute (ELI)

Telephone: 703.323.2425
Email: ELI Counselors