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Academic Calendar - Summer 2009

NOVAConnect Web/Telephone Open Enrollment begins for all sessions
March 31
12-Week Session
Classes Begin
May 18
Schedule Adjustments (add/drop/swap -- on NovaConnect) without Permission
May 18-24
Memorial Day Holiday
May 25
Schedule Adjustments with Permission (Adds -- in person only; Drops -- on NovaConnect)
May 26 - June 1
Last Day for Schedule Adjustments with Tuition Refund (Census Date)*
June 1
Last Day to Apply for Graduation
June 2
Independence Day Holiday
July 3
Non-Instructional Days for Faculty and Students
July 4-5
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty or Change to Audit
July 8
Classes and Examinations End
August 10
First 6 -Week Session
Classes Begin
May 18
Schedule Adjustments (add/drop/swap -- on NovaConnect) without Permission
May 18-20
Schedule Adjustments with Permission (Adds -- in person only; Drops -- on NovaConnect)
May 21-26
Memorial Day Holiday
May 25
Last Day for Schedule Adjustments with Tuition Refund (Census Date)*
May 26
Last Day to Apply for Graduation
June 2
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty or Change to Audit
June 12
Classes and Examinations End
June 29
Second 6 -Week Session
Classes Begin
June 30
Schedule Adjustments (add/drop/swap -- on NovaConnect) without Permission
June 30-Junly 5
Independence Day Holiday
July 3
Non-Instructional Days for Faculty and Students
July 4-5
Schedule Adjustments with Permission (Adds -- in person only; Drops -- on NovaConnect)
July 6-7
Last Day for Schedule Adjustments with Tuition Refund (Census Date)*
July 7
Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty or Change to Audit
July 27
Classes and Examinations End
August 10
PLAN AHEAD:
FALL 09 Advising Week         
April 6-10
FALL 09 Priority Registration(for Continuing Students)
Begins April 14
FALL 09 Registration for All Students
Begins June 9

(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/crs2093/, 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

  • March 31: Registration for Summer Classes Begins for All Students.
  • April 1: Priority date for summer financial aid applications* for all students.
  • April 17: Recommended date for New Students to Apply for Admission* for Summer 2009.
  • May 1: Tuition Payment Deadline If You Register between March 31 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).
  • May 27: Parking enforcement on Student (B) Lots begins at 6 a.m. A current parking permit is required for all semesters/sessions of attendance.

                                               
*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.

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.

Summer 2009 Census Dates are as follows:

  • First 6-week session in-person classes – 5/26
  • 12-week session in-person classes – 6/1
  • Second 6-week session in-person classes – 7/7

ELI/Distance Learning Census Dates:

  • First 8-week session – 5/26
  • First 12-week session – 5/30
  • First 16-week session – 6/3
  • Second 12-week session – 6/13
  • Second 16-week session – 6/17
  • Second 8-week session – 6/30
  • Third 12-week session – 7/4
  • Third 16-week session –7/8

*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.