Advising is available at Student Services Center at each campus,
and from faculty advisors. See the Directory
of Services page in this
schedule for campus locations and telephone numbers or visit the
Web site at http://www.nvcc.edu/stuservices/cs.htm.
Walk-In Advising—TThe Student Services Center and
counselors are available on a walk-in basis Monday through Thursday,
8:30AM-7:30PM; Friday, 8:30AM-5:00PM.
Advising—Walk-in advising for new students and students
without a major is available weekdays during enrollment. Student
Services Center hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30AM-7:30PM,
and Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM. Call 703-323-3200 for information. Continuing
students who have selected a major should contact the instructional
division for advice.
Walk-In Advising—Counselors are available Monday
through Thursday 8:30AM-7:30PM and Friday, 8:30AM-5:00PM. It is
strongly recommended that new students consult a counselor (Rm.
253) before enrolling for classes.
Walk-In Advising—Walk-in hours are Monday through
Thursday, 8:30AM-7:30PM, and Friday, from 8:30AM-5:00PM, except
Medical Education Campus
Walk-In Advising—AAdvising hours are Monday through
Thursday, 8:30AM-7:30PM, and Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM and some Saturdays.
Nursing and Allied Health information session dates and times are
located at http://www.nvcc.edu/medical/health/infosessions.htm.
Please contact the Student Services Center for updated office hours
Walk-in Advising—Counselors/Information Specialists
are available Monday through Thursday from 8:30AM-7:30PM, and Friday
from 8:30AM-5:00PM. Faculty advisors will be available Wednesday,
January 4, 2006 9:00AM–3:00PM and 5:00–7:30PM, and
Thursday, January 5, 2006 4 PM-7:30 PM.
Extended Learning Institute (ELI)
Advising for distance learning courses is available through any
campus or the ELI Counseling Office at 703-323-2425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COOPERATIVE AND INTERNSHIP EDUCATION
For specific information on the Co-op process, visit the Co-op’s
Web site at http://www.nvcc.edu/annandale/business/coop
or see the College Catalog at http://www.nvcc.edu/curcatalog/instruct/coopedu.htm
Some courses require prerequisites or co-requisites. These requirements,
which were established to ensure your success in the course,
are identified in the Description
of Courses section of the College
Catalog. You may not enroll in
a course for which you do not meet the prerequisites by the time
the course begins. Only the dean of the instructional division
offering the course may authorize a waiver of any prerequisite.
You may be administratively dropped from any course for which
you have not met the prerequisite.
COURSE REPEAT POLICY
See the College Catalog or
for information on this policy.
DISABILITY SERVICES FOR STUDENTS
Please refer to the College Catalog or
for information. For assistance, contact a Disability Services
counselor on any campus.
You may inquire about your grades by using the NovaConnect, either
on the Web or by telephone at—703-323-3770 or 703-330-3770
(Prince William Co.). End-of-semester grade reports are not mailed.
You may print your grades or print an “Unofficial Transcript” by
using the Web NovaConnect at http://www.nvcc.edu/novaconnect/.
You must meet with your faculty advisor no later than January 13,
2006 to review your academic record. Failure to contact your
advisor in adequate time may result in late notification of outstanding
requirements and ineligibility to graduate at the end of the
summer session. You must submit your application for
fall semester graduation no later than January 20, 2006 to the Student Services
Center on the campus where your faculty advisor is located and
where your degree program is offered.
HONORS COURSES AND CORE CURRICULUM
NVCC offers honors courses to highly motivated students who are
seeking an intensive learning experience. Through a variety of
instructional methods, students are challenged to think broadly
and independently about the material covered in a course.
Honors courses receive a special designation on
student transcripts, and students who successfully complete a minimum
of 18 hours in selected honors core courses will be awarded the
Honors seal upon graduation.
Honors sections of courses are listed with other courses in the Schedule of Classes.
Honors courses may be offered as separate sections of courses
or as options for selected students within otherwise traditional
Students must have special permission to enroll
in honors courses. To obtain permission, please contact the chair
of the campus honors committee (see below). You should meet at
least one of the following criteria to be admitted: (1) a minimum
of 92 on the reading and 94 on the writing sections of the computerized
English placement test; (2) a GPA of 3.50 or above at NVCC; (3)
SAT scores of 1100 or above; (4) graduation in the top 10% of your
high school graduating class; or (5) special interest, aptitude,
or life experiences that suggest the ability to learn creatively
and independently within a course.
For more information about the honors program, contact the following:
Alexandria Campus: Mr. Robert Brunner, email@example.com, 703-845-6242.
Annandale Campus: Mr. Gerald Boyd, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-323-4441.
Loudoun Campus: Ms. Jacqueline HIllman, 703-450-2571, email@example.com,
or any Loudoun Campus counselor.
Manassas Campus: Dr. Jean Goodine, 703-257-6693, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or any Manassas Campus counselor.
Woodbridge Campus: Ms. Michele Wendell, email@example.com,
See campus course listings for honors courses offered.
More and more courses are being offered in a “hybrid” format,
blending in-class teaching and online learning. Depending on subject,
the amount of web-based instruction ranges from 30-70%, with the
remainder taking place in a traditional classroom setting. Most
hybrid courses use "Blackboard"—you can log on
to get your Blackboard account at http://tac.nvcc.edu/blackboard/.
A reliable Internet connection is necessary. If you do not have
your own computer, you can use Campus computers.
Hybrid courses are NOT "condensed" courses. The online
portion of a hybrid course requires the same number
hours" as the face-to-face class time that it is replacing.
Hybrid courses can be challenging. In order to be successful in
a hybrid course, you should be comfortable using computers and
the Internet. You also need excellent time management skills and
self-motivation to stay current with class calendar. You need to
read assignments and directions carefully, and keep up with class
Courses are identified as Hybrid in the class note below the specific
course section. If you need further information, contact the instructor
or the division listed. For more distance learning course options,
see NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute at http://eli.nvcc.edu.
Students in credit courses can receive a photo identification card
from the campus NOVACARD Office. After enrolling in classes,
students should wait 24 hours before going to a campus NOVACARD
office or should present proof of enrollment and a current photo
ID. Lost NOVACARDS will be replaced for a $10 fee.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
Check NOVA's Web Site to find out if inclement weather has caused
the College to close or delay its opening. Use the link WEATHER & CLOSINGS on the homepage to check our status.
NovaConnect Telephone: For information about College closings
due to inclement weather please call NovaConnect Telephone
at 703-323-3770. Select the appropriate option for weather information.
You can also call the College general information number at 703-323-3000.
Whenever the College cancels day or evening classes, off-campus
classes are also canceled. However, when the public schools
are closed, classes held in public school buildings will be canceled,
even though the College is open.
Buy Your Permit Online 24 hours after registering for classes.
Log-on to http://parking.nvcc.edu/ beginning
November 17, 2005. In addition to the Web site, beginning January
3, 2006. Permits will
be sold at Parking Offices at all six campuses. Permits are
required for all vehicles parked in all lots. Student permits
are valid only in “B” lots. Students may not park
in the faculty/staff lots.
The current charge for a parking permit is $45.00 per semester/session.
Parking permits are required for all sessions of enrollment,
including summer. Permits
must be displayed on either the rear window on the driver’s side of the
vehicle or on the rear bumper on the driver’s side. Permits are designed
with an adhesive backing to be placed on the outside of the vehicle. If your
original permit has been lost or stolen, you will be required to purchase another
one. Parking regulations are printed in the Parking Brochure that is available
in the Parking Offices or on the College Web site at http://parking.nvcc.edu/.
Visitors should use meters or the hourly pay lots. Payment is required at meters
and in the hourly pay lots 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
Parking refunds must be requested from the Parking Office on or
before the published “last
day for tuition refund” date. The remnants of the permit and the purchase
receipt must be submitted with the request for refund. If all your classes are
cancelled or moved to an off-campus location, you may request a full refund by
returning the permit on or before the last day for tuition refund date. In all
other cases, a refund of $40.00 will be made for a permit returned on or before
the last day for tuition refund. No refunds will be made for permits after the
The College Safety Report is available on the College Web site at
It is also available in printed form at campus Police and Public
Safety offices. The report includes statistics concerning crimes
that occurred on College property. The report includes institutional
policies on campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention,
the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.
There are provisions in Virginia law, Code of Virginia 23-9.6:1
and 23-38.56, whereby senior citizens aged 60 or over may be
eligible to enroll for courses on a credit or non-credit basis
with the waiver of tuition and fees. You must be admitted to the
College and complete the form, Senior Citizen Certification of
Eligibility for Free Tuition. For more information and criteria
for special senior citizen enrollment for credit, audit, and non-credit
courses, see the College Catalog, and for questions, contact the Admissions
and Records office at any campus.
Lifetime Learning Institute (LLI) and Lifelong Learning Institute
(LLI), independent affiliates of NVCC (Annandale and Manassas,
offer non-credit, seminars, courses, and trips for seniors. For
further information at Annandale, call 703-503-0600, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit the Web site at http://communities.msn.com/LLINOVA,
and for Manassas, call 703-361-6310 or visit the Web site at www.LLI-Manassas.org.
STUDENT DEVELOPMENT (SDV) COURSES
First-time NVCC College students are required to take SDV 100 or
another SDV course before enrolling for their 16th semester hour
at the College. Students should take the SDV/College Success
Skills course during their first college semester. Through the
SDV courses, students gain information and skills designed to
enhance college success and receive assistance in making educational
and career plans.
STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE
The College encourages students to be prepared for the need of
medical care by having appropriate accident and sickness insurance.
As a resource, the dean of Student Development on each campus
provides a list of companies that offer student health insurance
SUBSTANCE ABUSE ASSISTANCE
In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
of 1989, NVCC supports efforts to eliminate drug and alcohol abuse
through a series of programs and services designed to prevent
use of substances that are illegal and harmful, and to assist
individuals who suffer from substance abuse. The use of drugs
and the abuse of alcohol can imperil your health. The illegal
possession, use or distribution of controlled substances may
result in legal sanctions including imprisonment and fines. Such
conduct on campus can result also in the College taking disciplinary
action as stated in the Student
If you or someone you know needs help, contact the Counseling Center
at any of the campuses for information about referral to community
Northern Virginia Community College encourages all eligible students
to register to vote. Voter registration materials can be obtained
at each campus Business, Counseling, Admissions and Records Offices,
and Learning Resource Services. Information and voter registration
forms may also be obtained at the following Web sites: the
Virginia State Board of Elections, http://www.sbe.state.va.us/
and the Federal Election Commission, http://www.fed.gov/elections.html.