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Thank you for choosing to continue your academic studies with NOVA. We look forward to your return to NOVA in Fall 2012. Because you have registered for classes in the past, you are already familiar with the enrollment process. Simply follow the steps outlined below. If you need more information, refer to the section for new student admission on page 6.

NOTE: If it has been more than three years since your last class at NOVA, you must reapply for admission.

STEP 1          Apply for Financial Aid (optional)
If you haven’t already filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2012-2013, please complete the process and submit all required verification documents no later than May 1 to ensure that aid will be awarded in time to cover your tuition and fees for Fall 2012.  See the Financial Aid section (page 12) for more information. Be sure to include the College’s School Code on your FAFSA:003727.

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STEP 2          Meet With Your Advisor
Contact your academic division to set up a meeting with your faculty advisor or counselor before you register to make sure you’re taking the right courses to achieve your academic goals. This is especially important if you plan to transfer to another college or university.

If you will be graduating at the end of the Fall Semester,  you must apply online for graduation by October 1, but earlier is better. For more information see www.nvcc.edu/current-students/graduation/index.html.

STEP 3          Enroll in Classes

April 10-May 1 - Priority registration for continuing students
June 5- Open registration for Fall 2012 begins for all students.

To register for classes, use NOVAConnect on the Web at www.nvcc.edu/NOVAconnect/

STEP 4          Pay Your Tuition
You will NOT be billed for tuition. Be sure to pay your tuition by the deadline date indicated or drop undesired classes. If you fail to do so, you will be charged for that class and may receive a failing grade. You are financially responsible for all classes for which you register; therefore, you should check your account through NOVAConnect to verify that all tuition and fees have been paid.  
If you wish to pay your tuition in installments, you must enroll in NOVA's Payment Plan before your tuition due date. For more information go to www.nvcc.edu/current-students/paying-for-college/payment-methods/plan/index.html.

STEP 5          Print Receipts
Remember to print out a copy of your class schedule every time you make a change. Don’t forget to print out a copy of your payment receipt also.

STEP 6          Buy Your Books
You can purchase books at the bookstore on the campus where the course is taught (books for ELI courses are available only at Alexandria), or order them online at www.nvcc.bncollege.com. You can also rent textbooks for less than 50% of the cost of purchasing a new printed textbook, either in the campus bookstore or from the store’s website at www.nvcc.bncollege.com.

If you have received a financial aid award large enough to cover tuition, fees and books, you may use it to purchase or rent books, or from campus bookstores from August 8 - September 10, the 16-week Census Date. Remember that loans cannot be used until the promissory note and counseling have been completed and the loan has been processed; processing can take 3-5 business days after forms are entered as complete. Work-study awards cannot be used for books. If you are registered at less than full-time, your award totals will show as adjusted amounts in the bookstore, and you might not have enough aid to cover books.

24 Hours After You Enroll:

STEP 7          Buy Your Parking Permit (not required at ARL, MIP, RES, or off-campus locations)
Beginning June 6 permits can be purchased online at http://parking.nvcc.edu and your permit will be mailed to you. Temporary, ten-day passes can be printed from the Web site for immediate use. See the New Student section on page 6 for complete details. Parking enforcement begins September 11.

STEP 8          Get Your Student ID Card (NOVACard)…
NOVACards are valid for two years. Click here for more information.

STEP 9          Activate Your Free Student E-Mail Account
If your free NOVA e-mail account is not active, activate it before the start of Fall 2012 classes. For instructions, go to www.nvcc.edu/ithd/student/email/google.htm.