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Schedule of classes -- Spring 2009

ACADEMIC CALENDAR -- Spring Semester 2009

Advising Week November 3-7
NOVAConnect Web/Telephone Priority Enrollment by Assigned Day for Continuing Students Only November 11-14
NOVAConnect Web/Telephone Registration for Spring Classes Begins
for All Students
November 17


16-WEEK SESSION
Classes Begin January 12
Schedule Adjustments (add/drop/swap – on NOVAConnect) without Permission January 12 - 18
Martin Luther King Holiday for Faculty, Staff, and Students January 19
Inauguration Day – college closed January 20
Schedule Adjustments with Permission (adds – in person only; drops – on NOVAConnect) January 20 - 28
Last Day for Schedule Adjustment with Permission or Drop with Tuition Refund (Census Date*) January 28
Last Day to Apply for Graduation March 2
Spring Break for Nine-Month Faculty and Students March 9-15
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty or Change to Audit  March 27 
Classes and Examinations End May 11
Commencement Ceremony May 12
First 8-Week Session
Classes Begin January 12
Schedule Adjustments (add/drop/swap – on NOVAConnect) without Permission January 12 - 14
Schedule Adjustments with Permission (adds – in person only; drops – on NOVAConnect) January 15 - 20
Martin Luther King Holiday for Faculty, Staff, and Students January 19
Inauguration Day – college closed January 20
Last Day for Schedule Adjustments with Permission or Drop with Tuition Refund (Census Date*) January 20
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty or Change to Audit  February 13
Last Day to Apply for Graduation March 2
Classes and Examinations End March 8
Second 8-Week Session
Classes Begin March16
Schedule Adjustments (add/drop/swap – on NOVAConnect) without Permission March 16-18
Schedule Adjustments with Permission (Adds – in person only; Drops – on NOVAConnect) March 19-24
Last Day for Schedule Adjustment with Permission or Drop with Tuition Refund (Census Date)* March 24
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty or Change to Audit  April 20
Classes and Examinations End May 11

(Ft. Belvoir and Quantico 8-Week Sessions follow the above dates.)

*To find the census date (last day to drop with refund) for a dynamic course or ELI course, go to www.nvcc.edu/schedule/crs2092/, 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.

NOTE:  Summer Term 2009 Registration for All Students begins Tuesday, March 31, 2009.
              Fall 2009 Priority Registration for Continuing Students begins Tuesday, April 14, 2009.


Important Deadlines

November 1, 2008             Log in to NOVAConnect to find your day for Priority Registration (Continuing Students).
November 11-14,2008      Priority Registration for Spring Classes begins for Continuing Students
November 11, 12, 13, 14 (Tuesday - Friday) – Check NOVAConnect for your assigned start day.
November 17, 2008           Registration for Spring Classes Begins for All Students.
November 17, 2008           Priority date for spring financial aid applications* for all students.
December 12, 2008           Recommended date for New Students to Apply for Admission for Spring 2009.
December 19, 2008           Tuition Payment Deadline If You Register Between November 11 – December 18.
NOTE: If you register December 19 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your class(es).
January 29, 2009                Parking enforcement on Student (B) Lots begins at 6 a.m. January 29, 2009.  A current parking permit is required for all semesters/ sessions of attendance.
March 2, 2009                     Graduation Application Deadline* to ensure inclusion of your name in the graduation program.
                                               
*Earlier application is highly recommended.


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 all 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 details.

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