Any person who has a high school diploma or the equivalent, or is at least 18 years of age and is able to benefit academically from enrollment at Northern Virginia Community College as demonstrated by assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics, may be admitted to the College. Minimum assessment scores can be found in the Testing section of the College Catalog. Exceptions to this policy may be made by the College president only for documented reasons. All students not admitted to a degree or certificate program shall be considered noncurricular students.
Although high school and home school students are not normally qualified for general admission, the College may offer admission to those students who meet criteria for Dual Enrollment.
In addition to the general admission requirements of the college, all international applicants who wish to enroll as curricular students must demonstrate proficiency in both written and oral English through use of either a standardized national or a locally developed test.
Admission to nursing, allied health, and veterinary technology programs requires a separate process after students are admitted to the college. Details can be found on the program websites or in the Catalog.
The College reserves the right to evaluate Applications for Admission, document special cases, and to refuse or revoke admission if the College determines that the applicant or student is a threat, is a potential danger, is significantly disruptive to the college community, or if such refusal is considered to be in the best interest of the College. Students whose admission is revoked after enrollment must be given due process. Applicants that have been expelled or suspended from, or determined to be a threat, potential danger, or significantly disruptive by, another college will not be admitted to NOVA.