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How the Schedule Works

The NOVA Schedule of Classes alphabetically lists semester courses for the for all six campuses, the Extended Learning Institute, and the Arlington and Reston Centers. You may select your courses from any campus for any day or time, unless otherwise noted. Simply choose the section you wish to take and copy the information down on your Schedule Planning Worksheet (see page 140).

The printed schedule is subject to change. Always check the online listing, which may be updated after the schedule is printed.

Before You Start…

  • Take time to familiarize yourself with the Schedule. Courses are laid out alphabetically by campus and course prefix, and then by session. The diagram above shows you what to look for when reading NOVA’s Schedule.
  • Complete the Schedule Planning Worksheet in the Schedule booklet, page 140, before trying to enroll. Keep your worksheet for future reference or print out your schedule using NOVAConnect.

Searching for Classes Online

  • You can search for courses online by going to the Schedule Search at http://www.nvcc.edu/schedule/crs2093/.
  • Select the search options for the classes you want, click “search” and scroll until you find the right course. You can search by academic discipline, campus location and/or session.
  • The online course listing displays the specific details of each section.
  • You can also log onto NOVAConnect and search for a course by course prefix and number, or by class number.

To reveal the detailed course information, you must click on the class section number link.

Courses Exempt from the English Placement Test

The following courses do not require the placement test:

ADJ 100
ART 121, 122, 131, 132, 153, 154, 221, 222, 223, 231,
         232, 235, 236, 237, 241, 242, 243, 244, 253, 254,
         258, 277, 299
CHD 205
CIV  171, 172
EDU 235
MUS 101, 102, 131, 132, 136, 138, 141, 142, 145, 148,
         149, 155, 159, 163, 164, 165, 175, 185, 198, 199,
         231, 232, 236, 237, 238, 241, 242, 245, 248, 249,
         255, 259, 265, 275, 285
PED  all courses except 116 and 220.
SDV 100, 101, 107, 109 (106 and 298 are not exempted)

Course Prerequisites

Some classes indicate that a prerequisite or co-requisite is needed to take that particular class. These requirements may be listed under the course, but also can be found in NOVA’s Catalog under “Course Descriptions.” You may not enroll in a course if you have not met the prerequisites by the time the course begins.

Repeating a Class

Before registering for a class that you have previously taken, see NOVA’s Catalog or the College’s Web site at http://www.nvcc.edu/catalog/cat2008/admin/academic.htm for information on repeating a class.

Auditing a Class

If you wish to take a course but not receive a grade, you must enroll for it in the usual way and then change to audit. Complete the form 125-12 Change from Credit to Audit (http://www.nvcc.edu/forms/pdf/125-012.pdf) and have it signed by your instructor and the division dean.  The Student Services Center must receive the signed form by the last day to withdraw without grade penalty or change to audit (see Important Dates, page 4). The course will be listed on your transcript with a grade of X.

Student Development (SDV) Courses

First-time college students are required to take SDV 100 or another SDV course before enrolling for their 16th semester hour at the College. To get the most out of your college education, you should take the SDV/College Success Skills course during your first semester at NOVA. This Courses is designed to build your confidence and college skills, develop your college and career plans, and help you navigate the college administrative requirements.