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A REFRESHER FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS


Thank you for choosing to continue your academic studies with NOVA. We look forward to your return to NOVA in Fall 2008. Because you have registered for classes in the past, you are already familiar with the enrollment process. Simply follow the steps outlined below. If you need more information, refer to the "New Student's Guide to Applying for Credit Admission."

NOTE: If it has been more than three years since your last class at NOVA, you must reapply for admission.

Step 1             Apply for Financial Aid
If you haven’t already filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2008-2009, you must file no later than May 2 in order to receive aid in time to pay your tuition and fees for Fall 2008. See the Financial Aid section for more information. Be sure to include the College’s School Code: NVCC 003727.

Have you checked for scholarship opportunities?
Numerous award programs are posted to www.nvcc.edu/finance.

Step 2             Meet With Your Advisor
Set up a meeting with your faculty advisor or counselor before you register to make sure you’re taking the right courses to achieve your academic goals. This is especially important if you plan to transfer to another college or university.

If you will be graduating, you must meet with your faculty advisor as soon as possible, but no later than September 15 to review your academic record. You must submit your application for Fall Semester graduation to the Student Service Center by October 1, but earlier is better.

Step 3             Enroll in Classes– Priority Registration by Assigned Day
Continuing students may register April 15-18 on their assigned day. You can find out which day you can begin to register by logging onto NovaConnect any time beginning April 7.  The Priority Registration schedule is as follows:

April 15 (Tuesday) through April 18 (Friday) – Priority Registration by assigned start day.
April 19 – May 5 – Open Priority Registration for Continuing Students Only

To enroll for classes, use NovaConnect on the Web at www.nvcc.edu/novaconnect/ or the NovaConnect telephone enrollment system at 703-323-3770 or 703-330-3770 (Prince William County). See also Enrollment Troubleshooting for NovaConnect Telephone Enrollment assistance. 

Step 4             Pay Your Tuition
See the "Tuition, Payment & Refund Information" section for a step-by-step guide to paying your tuition and fees.

Be sure to pay your tuition by the deadline date indicated!

You are financially responsible for all classes for which you register; therefore you should check your account through NovaConnect to verify that all tuition and fees have been paid. If you decide to drop a class, you must cancel it through NovaConnect or notify the College. If you fail to do so, you will be charged for that class, and may receive a failing grade.

If you wish to pay your tuition in installments, be sure to enroll in the NOVA Tuition Payment Plan before your tuition due date. For more information or to enroll online, go to
www.nvcc.edu/tuitionandfees/facts2083.htm.

Step 5             Print Receipts
Remember to print out a copy of your class schedule every time you make a change. Don’t forget to print out a copy of your payment receipt also.

Step 6             Buy Your Books
You can purchase your books at the campus bookstore where the course is taught, or order them online at www.bkstore.com/nvcc/. Students with adequate financial aid may use that aid to purchase textbooks at the College’s bookstores.

24 Hours After You Enroll:

Step 7             Buy Your Parking Permit  (not required at ARL, RES, or off-campus locations)
Buy online beginning June 3, 2008, at http://parking.nvcc.edu. Your permit will be mailed to you. You can print a temporary seven-day pass from the Web site to use immediately. See New Student section for complete details.

Step 8             Get Your Student Identification Card (NOVACARD)
NovaCards are valid for two years. For more information, go to
www.nvcc.edu/NovaCard.

Step 9             Activate Your Free Student E-Mail Account
If your free NOVA e-mail account is not active, activate it before the start of Fall 2008 classes. For instructions, go to www.nvcc.edu/ithd/studentmail.html.