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ACADEMIC CALENDAR -- Summer Term 2008

NovaConnect Web/Telephone Open Enrollment begins for all sessions
April 1
12-Week Session
Classes Begin
May 19
Schedule Adjustments (add/drop/swap -- on NovaConnect) without Permission
May 19-25
Memorial Day Holiday
May 26
Schedule Adjustments with Permission (Adds -- in person only; Drops -- on NovaConnect)
May 27 - June 2
Last Day for Schedule Adjustments with Tuition Refund (Census Date)*
June 2
Last Day to Apply for Graduation
June 2
Independence Day Holiday
July 4
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty or Change to Audit
July 8
Classes and Examinations End
August 11
First 6 -Week Session
Classes Begin
May 19
Schedule Adjustments (add/drop/swap -- on NovaConnect) without Permission
May 19-21
Schedule Adjustments with Permission (Adds -- in person only; Drops -- on NovaConnect)
May 22-27
Memorial Day Holiday
May 26
Last Day for Schedule Adjustments with Tuition Refund (Census Date)*
May 27
Last Day to Apply for Graduation
June 2
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty or Change to Audit
June 16
Classes and Examinations End
June 30
Second 6 -Week Session
Classes Begin
July 1
Schedule Adjustments (add/drop/swap -- on NovaConnect) without Permission
July 1-2
Independence Day Holiday
July 4
Schedule Adjustments with Permission (Adds -- in person only; Drops -- on NovaConnect)
July 3-7
Last Day for Schedule Adjustments with Tuition Refund (Census Date)*
July 7
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty or Change to Audit
July 28
Classes and Examinations End
August 11

(Ft. Belvoir and Quantico 8-Week Session dates listed under Off-Campus Locations.)

NOTE:  Fall Semester Priority Registration for Continuing Students extends from April 15 – May 5, 2008
            Fall Semester 2008 Registration for All Students begins - June 3, 2008.

* To find the census date (last day to drop with refund) for a dynamic course, perform a search for the course, and then click on the class number of the section.  The census date will be listed at the bottom of the course information.

Important Dates

March 31, 2008 Priority date for Summer financial aid applications for all students
Recommended date for New Students to Apply for Admission* for Summer 2008
April 1, 2008 Registration for Summer Classes Begins for All Students
May 1, 2008

Tuition Payment Deadline If You Register Between April 1 and April 30
NOTE: If you register May 1 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your class(es).

June 2, 2008

Graduation Application Deadline* to ensure inclusion of your name in the graduation program. *Earlier application is highly recommended.

Parking enforcement on Student (B) Lots begins at 6 a.m. June 2, 2008.  A current parking permit is required for all semesters/ sessions of attendance.

The Importance of Attending Classes

When you register for a class at NOVA, you are making a commitment to engage fully in the learning by attending the class regularly or by participating in an online class.  Since the Commonwealth of Virginia contributes a significant portion of the cost of your education as a NOVA student, and since you are taking a seat in class that might have gone to another student, you must establish your attendance or participation early in the semester.

Effective Spring 2008, if you do not attend at least one class meeting or participate in a distance learning class by the Last Day to Drop with a Tuition Refund (also known as the Census Date*), your class registration will be administratively deleted
This means:

  • there will be no record of the class or any letter grade on your transcript;
  • the course credits will be deducted from your course load; 
  • a reduction in credits may affect your student status -- full-time or part-time;
  • you will not receive a tuition refund.

For Summer 2008, the Census Dates are as follows:

  • 12-Week Session in-person classes -- June 2;
  • First 6-Week session in-person classes -- May 27;
  • Second 6-Week Session in-person classes -- July 7;   
  • ELI’s (Distance Learning) 12-Week courses -- May 31;
  • ELI’s first session 16-week courses -- June 4.
    (Note: ELI offers three sessions with different starting dates each semester.)  

*For all other classes (“dynamic” session classes), the Census Date is individually set.  To find the Census Date for dynamic session classes, do the following:

  • Navigate to NOVA home page: www.nvcc.edu
  • Click on Class Schedule/Catalog on left;
  • Click on the schedule and term from menu;
  • Enter Subject, Campus or Center, Session (Dynamic);
  • Click Search;
  • Click on Class ID (5 digits) for detai

The Census Date for that class (Drop with Refund) is printed on the bottom.