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Message From the President

Welcome to Northern Virginia Community College, known to us as NOVA. We invite you to experience the challenging and rewarding opportunities we have to offer. This year, we are celebrating our 48th year of providing some of the most dynamic and comprehensive educational opportunities to the residents of the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas Park and Manassas.

NOVA offers a wide-range of programs meeting standards for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in four-year colleges and universities. We also offer developmental courses to assist students in developing skills to insure their success at the College, and community service/continuing education courses which serve to meet personal development needs and the needs for business/industry training and retraining.

NOVA projects that it will enroll more than 78,000 students at its six campuses during 2013-2014. Our students, like most community college students, come to us from different socio-economic backgrounds. But our students representing more than 180 different nationalities, makes our student body unique.

We hope that our website provides you with all the information you will need to learn more about our programs and services. Remember that behind every page are trained professionals eager to answer your questions. If you have any inquiries that are not answered through our site, or you cannot find what you need, please contact the College Webmaster directly at or phone the NOVA Call Center at 703.323.3000.

Robert G. Templin, Jr.