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Academic Calendar - Summer 2010

Important Dates

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

March 1 April 1
Registration for Summer classes begins for all students March 30

Tuition payment deadline if you register by April 29
NOTE: If you register April 30 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5:00 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your class(es).

April 30
Last day to add your name to the Wait List for all classes except second 6-week session. May 13
Last day to initiate change of domicile for Summer term. May 17

Parking enforcement on Student (B) Lots begins at 6:00 a.m. A current parking permit is required for all semesters/sessions of attendance.

May 29
Last day to add your name to the Wait List for second 6-week classes June 25

 

12-Week Session
Classes begin May 17

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

May 17-23

Late Schedule Additions in person, permission required

May 24-28

Drops on NOVAConnect with tuition refund

May 24-28

Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (Census Date)**

May 28
Memorial Day Holiday for faculty, staff and students May 31
Last day to apply for Summer graduation June 1

Non-Instructional days/no classes

July 3-4

Independence Day Holiday for faculty, staff and students

July 5
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty or change to audit July 7

Classes and examinations end

August 9
First 6-Week Session
Classes begin May 17
Schedule adjustments (add/drop/swap) on NOVAConnect (open to all) May 17-19
Late Schedule Adds- in person, permission required May 20-24
Drops on NOVAConnect with tuition refund May 20-24

Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit(Census Date)**

May 24
Memorial Day Holiday for faculty, staff and students May 31

Last day to withdraw without grade penalty or change to audit

June 11

Last day to apply for Summer graduation

June 1
Classes and examinations end June 28
Second 6-Week Session
Classes begin June 29
Schedule adjustments (add/drop/swap) on NOVAConnect (open to all) June 29-July 1
Late Schedule Adds, permission required July 2-6
Drops on NOVAConnect with tuition refund July 2-6
Non-Instructional days/no classes July 3-4
Independence Day Holiday for faculty, staff and students July 5

Last day to drop with tuition refund (Census Date)**

July 6

Last day to withdraw without grade penalty or change to audit

July 26
Classes and examinations end August 9
PLAN AHEAD:
Fall 2010 Advising Week April 5 - 9
Fall 2010 priority registration for continuing students begins April 13
Fall 2010 registration for all continuing students extends through May 3
Open Fall 2010 registration for all students, new and continuing, begins June 8

Fall 2010 classes begin

August 23

Fall 2010 semester ends

December 19

Spring 2011 priority registration for continuing students begins

November 9
Spring 2011 open registration begins November 15
Spring 2011 semester begins January 10

(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/crs2103,
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 attend 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.

* Summer 2010 Census Dates are as follows:

  • First 6-week session in-person classes –  May 24
  • 12-week session in-person classes –  May 28
  • Second 6-week session in-person classes  – July 6  

ELI/Distance Learning Census Dates:

  • First 8-week session – May 25
  • First 12-week session -  May 29
  • First 16-week session – June 2
  • Second 12-week session – June 12
  • Second 16-week session – June 16
  • Second 8-week session – June 29
  • Third 12-week session – July 3
  • Third 16-week session – July 7

For all other class lengths (dynamic session classes),the Census Date is individually set. To find theCensus Date for dynamic session classes, dothe 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.