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Academic Calendar - FALL 2012

Important Dates
Fall 2012 Advising Week April 2-6
NOVAConnect priority enrollment for continuing students for all sessions April 10-May 1

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

May 1
NOVAConnect registration suspended until June 5 May 2

Open Registration for Fall begins for all students.

June 5 May 8

Tuition payment deadline if you register by July 26

NOTE : If you register July 27 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your class(es).

July 27
Last day to add your name to the Wait List for all classes except Second 8-week session. August 20
Last day to initiate change of domicile for Fall August 22
Parking enforcement on Student (B) Lots begins at 6 a.m.  A current parking permit is required for all semesters/sessions of attendance. September 11
Student Services Convocation. Student Services Centers closed September 28
Last day to apply for Fall graduation* October 1
Last day to add your name to the Wait List for Second 8-Week classes. October 15
Last day to withdraw Fall 2012 graduation application December 17
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16-Week Session
Classes begin August 22

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

August 22-28

Late Schedule Additions (in person), permission required 

August 29-September 4
Labor Day Holiday for faculty, students and staff, Offices closed September 3

Drops on NOVAConnect with tuition refund

August 29-September 10

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

September 10
Last day to apply for Fall graduation* October 1
Non-Instructional days/no classes; College offices open October 8-9

Last day to withdraw without grade penalty

October 31November 5
Non-instructional days/no classes; College closes at Noon November 21
Thanksgiving Holiday for faculty, students and staff, College Offices closed November 22-23
Non-instructional days/no classes, College offices closed. November 24-25
Last week of classes December 4-10
Final exam week December 11-17
Classes and examinations end December 17
First 8-Week Session
Classes begin August 22
Schedule adjustments (add/drop/swap) on NOVAConnect (open to all) August 22-24
Drops on NOVAConnect with tuition refund August 22-29
Late schedule additions, in person, permission required August 25-29

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

August 29
Labor Day Holiday for faculty, students and staff, Offices closed September 3
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty September 24
Last day to apply for Fall 2012 graduation* October 1
Non-Instructional days/no classes; College offices open October 8-9
Classes and examinations end October 16
Second 8-Week Session
Classes begin October 17

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

October 17-19
Drops on NOVAConnect with Tuition Refund October 17-25
Late Schedule Additions, in person, permission required October 20-25

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

October 25

Last day to withdraw without grade penalty

November 21
Non-instructional day/no classes, College closes at Noon November 21
Thanksgiving Holiday for faculty, students and staff, College offices closed November 22-23
Non-instructional days/no classes November 24-25
Classes and examinations end December 17
Winter Break for faculty, students and staff
College offices closed December 2120, 2012-January 1, 2013

PLAN AHEAD:
Spring 2013 Advising Week October 29-November 2
Spring 2013 priority registration for continuing students begins November 6
Spring 2013 open registration begins November 12
Spring 2013 semester begins January 14
Summer 2013 registration begins April 1
Summer 2013 classes begin May 20
Summer 2013 term ends August 11

(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/crs2124, 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.

Click here for ELI/Start Dates and Census Dates