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 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 enroll until this form has been processed
and you have been admitted to the College, usually within 24-48
hours. You can also complete an Application for Admission,
Form 125-30, and submit it to any campus Student Services
If you think you qualify for 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
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.
Eligibility for in-state tuition rate is determined no later than
the first day of classes for each term. 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
an 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
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
Campus 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 most likely will 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. 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 enroll 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 enrolling 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 enrolling 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 from minimum English proficiency:
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, 101, 107, 109 (106 and 298 are not exempted)
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.
TRANSIENT STUDENTS: Special Provisions for Students Currently
Enrolled at Four-Year Colleges and Universities. Students
currently enrolled at four-year colleges and universities may enroll
in most NVCC courses without taking a placement test (see Assessment
and Placement Testing above). Such “transient”
or guest students maintain their primary enrollment with the four-year
college (home institution) and elect to enroll at NVCC for the limited
purpose of taking one or more classes. To qualify for this special
provision, you need to document current enrollment or admission
to a four-year college or university. Please visit www.nvcc.edu/admissions/transientstudents
for a list of contacts and instructions. To enroll in 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
a transcript showing that you have met the prerequisite.