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SOC Program

The Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) was established to help active duty personnel in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard and their dependents graduate from college despite a potential change of duty. Learn more about the SOC Program

Armed Forces Websites by Branch

 Below are links to the various branches of Armed Forces websites:

Transcript Evaluation
  • A student must be enrolled in at least one NOVA course and complete the Military Credit Evaluation Request Form (form 125-349E) before joint service transcripts will be evaluated.
  • The form can be found by logging into NVCC’s dashboard at the following link: https://dashboard.nvcc.edu/
  • Students utilizing Department of Defense Tuition Assistance benefits are required complete a SOC agreement with NOVA, unless the student has a SOC agreement through another college. NOVA is required to submit a copy of a student's SOC agreement to the military.
  • Campus counselors will complete evaluations of transcripts such as CLEP/DANTES and transcripts from regionally accredited schools.
  • The Office of Military Services will complete evaluations of all military transcripts via Joint Services Transcript. Contact militaryservices@nvcc.edu for more information. Community College of the Air Force transcripts will be evaluated by NVCC’s Central Records Office (CRO).
Admissions and Placement Testing
Learn more about what you need to do to prepare for your education at NOVA by visiting Military & Veterans Admissions.

In addition, there are special provisions for active duty military, veterans, and their families that allow them to pay in-state tuition without meeting normal domicile requirements.

  • NOVA, like all Virginia public colleges and universities, is governed by the Domicile Guidelines issued by the State Council on Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).  These guidelines are authorized by and derived from the Code of Virginia.
  • A student’s eligibility for in-state tuition at all colleges in the Virginia Community College System, including NOVA, is initially determined by information gathered from the online Application for Admission. The domicile questions include such things as how long the student or parent has lived in Virginia; whether the student or parent has a Virginia driver’s license, car registration, and voter registration; and the student’s or parent’s history of paying Virginia income taxes as required by law. The initial determination is automated and is communicated to students on the confirmation page they receive when they submit the application. Students have a right to challenge the initial determination by filing an appeal.
  • A student under 24 is presumed to be independent if s/he is a veteran or an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces; is a graduate school or professional school student; is married; is a ward of the court or was a ward of the court until age 18; has no adoptive or legal guardian when both parents are deceased; has legal dependents other than a spouse; is able to present clear and convincing evidence of financial self-sufficiency; is the US citizen child of ineligible parents; or was approved for DACA at least one year before the first day of classes for the term.
  • The military in state tuition form can be turned into any NOVA Student Services Registrar’s office.  Please refer to the following link to complete the Military-In-State Tuition Form with supporting documents. https://www.nvcc.edu/forms/pdf/125-115.pdf
Military Site Representatives
Contact Information
Ft. Myer Henderson Hall
Alicia Street
Phone: 703.527.5976
Email: tstreet@nvcc.edu
Ft. Belvoir
Victoria Esannason
Barden Education Center, Room 127
Phone: 703.360.8524
Email: vesannason@nvcc.edu
MCB Quantico
Dan Duffy
Lifelong Learning Center
Phone: 703.640.6303
Email: dduffy@nvcc.edu