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Academic Calendar - Spring 2012

Important Dates

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

October 1
Continuing students can log into NOVAConnect to find out their priority date. October 31
Spring 2012 Advising Week. October 31-November 4

Priority Registration for continuing students for Spring classes begins.

November 8-13

Open registration for Spring begins for all students.

November 14

Tuition payment deadline if you register by December 15

NOTE : If you register December 16 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your class(es).

December 16
Winter Break - College closed except for NOVAConnect December 23- January 2
Last day to add your name to the Wait List for all classes except Second 8-week session. January 5
Last day to initiate change of domicile 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 27
Last day to add your name to the Wait List for Second 8-Week classes. March 8
Student Services Centers are closed on all campuses for Professional Development March 16
Last day to withdraw Spring 2012 graduation application May 7
Commencement Ceremony May 12

 

16-Week Session
Classes begin January 9

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

January 9-16
Martin Luther King Holiday for students, faculty and staff; College closed. January 16

Late Schedule Additions (in person), permission required 

January 17-23

Drops on NOVAConnect with tuition refund

January 17-26

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

January 26
Last day to apply for Spring graduation* March 1
Spring Break for teaching faculty and students. College offices open March 5-11

Last day to withdraw without grade penalty

March 23
Last week of classes April 24-30
Final exam week May 1-May 7
Examinations end May 7
Commencement May 12
First 8-Week Session
Classes begin January 9
Schedule adjustments (add/drop/swap) on NOVAConnect (open to all) January 9-11
Drops on NOVAConnect with Tuition Refund January 9-17
Late Schedule Additions (in person), permission required January 11-17
Martin Luther King Holiday for students, faculty and staff; College closed. January 16

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

January 17

Last day to withdraw without grade penalty

February 13
Last day to apply for Spring graduation* March 1
Classes and examinations end March 4
   
Spring Break for teaching faculty and students. College offices open. March 5-11
Second 8-Week Session
Classes begin March 12

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

March 12-14
Drops on NOVAConnect with Tuition Refund March 14-20
Late Schedule Additions (in person), permission required March 15-20

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

March 20

Last day to withdraw without grade penalty

April 16
Classes and examinations end May 7
Commencement May 12
PLAN AHEAD:
Summer 2012 registration begins March 27
Summer 2012 classes begin May 16
Summer 2012 term ends August 8
Fall 2012 Advising Week April 2-6
Fall 2012 priority registration for continuing students begins April 10
Fall 2012 open registration begins June 5
Fall 2012 semester begins August 22

(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/crs2122,
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.

See Page 21 for ELI/Start Dates and Census Dates