If you have a high school diploma or the equivalent, or are at least
18 years old, and are able to benefit from enrollment, you are eligible
for admission to NVCC. You must complete an Application
for Admission, Form 125-30, and submit it to any campus
Admissions and Records Office. You can
apply online. For information, go to the College Web
site at http://www.nvcc.edu/novaconnect.
It is to your advantage to complete and submit your application
early. You will be unable to register until this form has been processed
and you have been admitted to the College.
If you are claiming entitlement to in-state tuition rates, you
must also complete the Application
for Virginia In-State Tuition Rates section of Form
125-30 prior to registration and payment of tuition. When you apply
for in-state tuition, you should be prepared to present documentation
to support your claim. Eligibility for in-state tuition rates will
be determined on review of this completed form online or at
any campus prior to registration for classes.
To be eligible for in-state tuition rates, you must be continuously
domiciled in Virginia for at least one year immediately preceding
the first official day of classes for the semester. If an error
is discovered in the original domicile decision, the College reserves
the right to bill you for tuition due. Non-U.S. citizens on temporary
visas, in restricted classifications, or undocumented are not eligible
to establish Virginia domicile and eligibility for in-state tuition.
Please refer to the College Catalog or
contact a campus Admissions and Records Office for further domicile
Changes that may occur later in your residence, tax payment status,
auto registration, etc., must be reported to a campus Admissions
and Records Office. Failure to report changes that could affect
your domicile and eligibility for in-state tuition could result
in the College’s billing you for tuition due and/or taking
disciplinary action against you.
International Students. This College is authorized
under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. If you are
international student applicant requiring an I-20 form for a student
visa, and/or your native language is not English, you should see
the College Catalog (also located on
the College Web site at http://www.nvcc.edu/curcatalog/admin/admissn.htm)
for admission requirements.
Restricted Programs. If you plan to apply to any
of the Allied Health, Nursing, or the Veterinary Technology programs,
you must meet the special admission requirements outlined in the
“Instructional Programs” section of the College
Catalog. Also, in this schedule, see the “Off-Campus
Class Locations and Campus-Specific Information” section for details
about the Nursing and Allied Health Programs at the Medical Education
Center and the Veterinary Technology Program at Loudoun. Note: If
you apply using the online
application, you will be placed into General Studies until you
meet the special admission requirements for your program.
English Language Requirement
In order to register for most courses, new students are required
to achieve a satisfactory score on the college English placement
test. Regardless of course selection, all students will be required
to take the English placement test prior to registering for the
ASSESSMENT AND PLACEMENT TESTING
Basic skills assessment and placement testing are intended to assist
you in selecting courses and designing an academic program in which
you will most likely be successful. THESE TESTS ARE NOT
ADMISSIONS TESTS. However, you are required to demonstrate
a specified level of English proficiency in order to enroll in most
college credit courses.
Prior to testing, you must have submitted an Application for Admission
to the College. A photo identification is required when you come
to the Testing Center to take the tests.
For information about testing or testing accommodations, contact
the Counseling or Testing Center at any campus.
Basic Skills Assessment. Assessment of your strengths
and weaknesses in reading, writing, and mathematics will help you
determine the appropriate courses to select. This assessment is
accomplished through a group of basic skills assessment tests administered
through the Testing Center at each campus.
If you are a degree-seeking student, you are encouraged to take
basic skills tests in reading, writing, and mathematics before
you register for classes.
If you have not taken the basic skills tests and have a cumulative
grade point average (GPA) of less than 2.00 after completion of
9 semester hours at NVCC, or if you are transferring to NVCC with
a cumulative GPA of less than 2.00 (regardless of the number of
hours completed) you must take the basic skills test in reading
and writing. A counselor will determine if it is appropriate for
you to take basic skills tests in mathematics as well. For more
details about GPA, see “Academic Information,” in the
Administrative Information section of the College
new students, regardless of GPA, must take the English placement
test prior to registering for the 16th credit.
Course Placement Testing. Most courses require
that you obtain a minimum score on one or more placement tests
before you may enroll in those courses. If your score on the required
placement test(s) does not meet the standard, you must complete
prescribed courses. The course(s) required will be determined by
your score. These requirements apply to all campuses and ELI, unless
specifically waived by the responsible division dean. See a counselor
to review test scores.
Students who first entered NVCC in fall 2002 and thereafter must
take the English placement tests prior to registering for college
credit courses unless the course
is exempted, you have a degree, or you have previously taken ENG 111/equivalent.
The following is a list of courses that are exempt:
ART 121, 122, 131, 132, 153, 154, 221, 222, 223, 231, 232, 235,
236, 237, 241, 242, 243, 244, 253, 254, 258, 275, 277, 299
BLD 131, 132, 133, 134, 149
CHD 125, 205
CIV 171, 172
MUS 8, 101, 102, 131, 132, 231, 232, 136, 236, 145, 155, 165, 175,
185, 236, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285, 137, 237, 138, 238, 141, 142,
241, 242, 148, 149, 248, 249, 159, 259, 163, 164, 198, 199
PED all courses except 116 and 220
SDV 100, 107, 109 (106 and 298 are not exempted)
Special Provisions for Students Currently Enrolled at
Four-Year Colleges and Universities (Transient Students). Students currently
enrolled at four-year colleges and universities may enroll in most
NVCC courses without taking a placement test to determine readiness
to do college-level work (see Assessment and Placement
Testing above). To qualify for this special provision, you need to provide
specified documentation showing current enrollment or admission
to a four-year college or university. To register for a course
that has a college-level prerequisite (e.g., students taking ENG
112 must have completed ENG 111 or the equivalent), you must provide
documentation showing that you have met the prerequisite. Please
visit www.nvcc.edu/admissions/transientstudents for complete information
on how to document that you do not need to take a placement test
or a college-level prerequisite course.
Testing Services. See the Directory
of Services page in this schedule
for the locations and telephone numbers of the campus testing centers.
You may take placement tests at any NVCC campus testing center.