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How the Schedule Works

The printed NOVA Schedule of Classes is subject to change. Always check the online listing, which may be updated after the schedule is printed. The  schedule lists courses for all campuses, Centers, ELI, and off-campus locations. You may select your courses from any campus for any day or time, unless otherwise noted.

Before You Start …
Take a few minutes to flip through the schedule. Courses are laid out by campus, alphabetically by course prefix, and then by session. The diagram below shows you what to look for when reading NOVA’s Schedule of Classes.

Here’s How to Read the Schedule of Classes:

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Before trying to enroll, complete the Class Schedule Worksheet on page 160 so you will have all the information you need. Keep your worksheet for future reference, or print out your class schedule using NOVAConnect each time you change your schedule.

Online Class Search
You can search for courses online by going to the Schedule Search at www.nvcc.edu/schedule/crs2103/. 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 on to NOVAConnect and search for a course by course prefix and number, or by class number. To reveal the detailed course information, click on the class section number link – see the diagram on page 23.

No Web Access? You Can Register By Phone!
You are welcome to use the computers at any NOVA campus to enroll, or you can enroll, add, drop, and swap classes over the telephone using NOVAConnect. If you encounter a busy signal during the first few days of enrollment due to heavy usage, don’t be discouraged – try again! If possible, use the NOVAConnect Web option to enroll at www.nvcc.edu/NOVAConnect/.

  • Complete the Class Schedule Worksheet (see page 160) before making your call.
  • Use the touchtone telephone “#” and “*” keys.
  • Call 703–323–3770; From Prince William County,
  • call 703–330–3770 and listen carefully to the instructions.
  • Although the system will allow time to enter each request, a long pause may disconnect your call.
  • Remember that you bear financial responsibility for any classes you do not attend and do not officially drop.

Auditing a Class
If you wish to take a course but not receive a grade, you must complete the Change from Credit to Audit form 125–012 (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.