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Academic Calendar - Spring 2010

Important Dates

Priority date for Spring financial aid applications* for all students.

October 1
Academic Advising Week for Spring 2010 November 2-6
Continuing students can log into NOVAConnect to find out their priority registration date November 5
Priority registration for Spring  classes begins for continuing students by assigned start date.  Priority registration continues through November 15 . November 10-13
Open registration for Spring classes for all students. November 16

Tuition payment deadline if you register between November 10 and December 17

NOTE : If you register December 18 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your class(es).

December 18
Last day to initiate change to domicile status for Spring January 9
Parking enforcement on Student (B) Lots begins at 6 a.m.  A current parking permit is required for all semesters/sessions of attendance. January 29
16-Week Session
Classes begin January 11

Schedule adjustments (add/drop/swap) on NOVAConnect (open to all)

January 11-18
Martin Luther King Holiday January 18
Late Schedule Additions, permission required January 19-25
Last day to drop with tuition refund (Census Date)** January 28
Last day to apply for graduation March 1
Spring Break – no classes March 8-14
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty or change to audit March 26
Classes and examinations end May 10
Commencement May 11 May 16
First 8-Week Session
Classes begin January 11
Schedule adjustments (add/drop/swap) on NOVAConnect (open to all) January 11-13
Late Schedule Adds, permission required January 14-19
Drops on NOVAConnect with Tuition Refund January 14-19
Martin Luther King Holiday January 18

Last day to drop with tuition refund (Census Date)

January 19

Last day to withdraw without grade penalty or change to audit

February 15
Last day to apply for graduation March 1
Classes and examinations end March 7
Second 8-Week Session
Classes begin March 15
Schedule adjustments (add/drop/swap) on NOVAConnect (open to all) March 15-17
Late Schedule Adds, permission required March 18-23
Drops on NOVAConnect with Tuition Refund March 18-23

Last day to drop with tuition refund (Census Date)

March 23

Last day to withdraw without grade penalty or change to audit

April 19
Classes and examinations end May 10
Commencement May 16
PLAN AHEAD:
Summer 2010 registration for all students begins March 30
Summer 2010 classes begin May 17
Fall 2010 Advising Week April 5 - 9

Fall 2010 priority registration for continuing students begins

April 13

Fall 2010 classes begin

August 23

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


*Earlier application is highly recommended.
**To find the Census Date (last day to drop with refund) for a Dynamic course or ELI course, go to www.nvcc.edu/schedule/crs2102,
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.


The Importance of Attending Classes

When you register for a class at NOVA, you are making a commitment to participate in the learning process by attending the class regularly, either in person or online.
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 a
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;
  • the reduction of credits may affect your student status (full-time or part-time); and
  • you will not receive a tuition refund.

*Spring 2010 Census Dates are as follows:

  • First 8-week session in-person classes – January 19
  • 16-week session in-person classes – January 28
  • Second 8-week session in-person classes – March 23

ELI /Distance Learning Census Dates:

  • First 8-week session – January 19
  • First 16-week session – January 29
  • Second 16-week session – February 19
  • Third 16-week session – March 19
  • Second 8-week session – March 23

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:

  • Go to: www.nvcc.edu
  • Click on Current Students
  • Under Academics, click on Schedule of Classes
  • Click on the schedule and term from menu
  • Enter Subject Area, Campus/Center, Session (Dynamic)
  • Click Search
  • Click on the 5-digit course ID for details

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