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There’s always something happening at NOVA!


The calendars below provide an overview of NOVA’s schedule, including semester start dates, breaks and holidays.

Payment Deadlines

For 16-week and first 8-week sessions, you can enroll until 11:59 p.m. January 8, 2017 and pay by January 9, 2017. For the other sessions, you can enroll until 11:59 p.m. the day before the session begins and pay by the next day. To learn more and view other deadlines and information, please visit our Payment Deadlines section.

Admissions & Registration

If a student is applying to NOVA, they should submit their application no later the 30 days before the start of the semester. Learn more about applying to NOVA.

Registration deadlines are tied to session start dates. There is no late registration for classes. Once a session begins, registration is closed. Find session dates and information about on-time registration.

Financial Aid

If you are going to apply for financial aid, the priority deadline for application materials is based on the student’s start term:

  • Summer Session: April 1
  • Fall Semester: May 1
  • Spring Semester: October 1

Find out more about applying for financial aid.

Upcoming Events

There’s always something happening at NOVA. Throughout the year we hold special events for students and the community. See the full listing on our Events Calendar.