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Welcome to NOVA! Every important journey involves careful preparation. NOVA offers new students an introduction to the College's programs and services through New2NOVA Orientation, accessible 24/7, 365 days a year!

New Student Orientation, known as New2NOVA is available to all new students who have submitted an application to NOVA and have a myNOVA username.

NOTE: After submitting your application it may take up to 24-48 hours for your profile to update to allow you to access New2NOVA.

If you are a first-time-to-college student under the age of 24, NOVA requires you to participate in New2NOVA and the in-person Registration Lab program offered at five of NOVA's campuses. You can sign-up for an in-person Registration Lab session at the end of your New2NOVA Orientation program.

As a first-time-to-college student under the age of 24, you must start by completing your placement testing (or providing your high school transcripts, SAT, ACT, or AP test scores for placement review) and activating your NOVA email account before you can register for an in-person Registration Lab session.

Click below to sign up New2NOVA.


Special Notice for Pathway to the Baccalaureate Students:

Pathway to the Baccalaureate students must attend orientation provided by a Pathway to the Baccalaureate staff. Please click here to register for Pathway to the Baccalaureate New Student Orientation.

Special Notice to Adult Learners:

In addition to the New2NOVA Orientation program, NOVA offers adult learners their own unique orientation experience. These sessions are for adult students who are:

  • first-time to college students 25 years of age or older;
  • transferring into NOVA from another college/university (all ages), or  
  • returning to NOVA after a leave of absence (all ages)

You are invited to attend a New Student Orientation for Adult Learners to best help you have a successful transition and integration into college. Please click here to register.

Have any questions about New2NOVA? Email orientation@nvcc.edu for assistance.

Accommodation Statement

NOVA makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you have accommodation needs, please contact disabilityservices@nvcc.edu within 14 working days prior to attending a scheduled event. ASL interpreter requests can be arranged by emailing interpreters@nvcc.edu at least four weeks prior to attending a scheduled event.