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HONORS CLASSES (Not offered for Summer 2010) NOVA offers an assortment of honors classes to highly motivated students who seek a challenging academic experience. Through a variety of teaching methods, you will learn to think broadly and independently about the material covered. Honors classes, when offered, are identified in the course listings by an “H” after the listing.

Admission to Individual Honors Courses

Admission to individual honors courses and options requires approval of the division, course instructor, or counselor based on test scores, prior achievement, or faculty recommendation.

Honors Core Curriculum

In addition to honors classes, NOVA offers honors programs on its campuses. You may satisfy the requirements of both the Honors Core and any degree program by enrolling in the honors sections of courses or electives within the degree program requirements. To receive the Honors Core Curriculum designation on your diploma and official transcript, you must be admitted into the Honors Core Curriculum and must complete it with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all honors courses taken, with no grade below a C in any Honors course. Completion of the Honors Core Curriculum will be designated on your transcript and on your diploma. You will also receive the Honors Certificate of Completion. This represents a significant enhancement of your academic credentials.

Honors Program Admission Requirements

You may enter the Honors program during your first semester at NOVA, or you may enter later. To be considered for admission to the Honors Core Curriculum, you must meet at least one of the following in each category:

English

Math

Place into Honors ENG 111 via NOVA English placement test

Place into Honors math via NOVA math placement test

Document an average score of >600 on the new SAT Critical Reading and Essay tests, with no score <500.

Document a score of >600 on the new Math SAT exam

Graduate high school in the top 10% of your class

Graduate high school in the top 10% of your class

Submit recommendations from two faculty based on English courses either completed at NOVA or a previous college or in progress at NOVA

Submit recommendations from two faculty based on math or science courses either completed at NOVA or a previous college or in progress at NOVA

Obtain recommendation of an Honors Coordinator based on an interview

Obtain recommendation of an Honors Coordinator based on an interview

Honors Option

Any student may enroll in a course labeled “Honors Option”; however, these courses are also for students who are involved with the Honors Program at NOVA. Any honors student who is interested in an “Honors Option” course should consult with the instructor within the first two weeks of the semester for guidelines about the option, including assignments and enrichment activities. Honors credit will be given to those who complete the “Honors Option” for designated courses, and credits for these courses may count towards completion of the Honors Program at NOVA. For more information, contact one of the faculty listed above or the counseling office.

For more information, contact:

Alexandria Campus: Shonette Grant, 703-845-6503 sgrant@nvcc.edu.
Annandale Campus: Richard Wilan, 703-323-3299 rwilan@nvcc.edu.
Loudoun Campus: Stacy Rice, 703-450-7716 srice@nvcc.edu, or any Loudoun Campus counselor.
Manassas Campus: Dr. Jean Goodine, 703-257-6693 jgoodine@nvcc.edu, or any Manassas Campus counselor.
Medical Education Campus: Ruth Stanton, 703-822-6679, rstanton@nvcc.edu.
Woodbridge Campus: Dr. Daniel Lewis, 703-878-5716 dalewis@nvcc.edu.