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Academic Calendar - FALL 2013

IMPORTANT DATES

NOVAConnect priority registration for continuing students begins

April 16

Priority date for all Fall financial aid applicants. Earlier application recommended.

May 1

Open registration for Fall begins for all students

May 3

Tuition payment deadline if you register by July 28.
NOTE: If you register July 29 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5:00 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your classes.

July 29

Last day to add your name to the Wait List for all classes except second 8-week sessions

August 19

Last day to initiate change of domicile for Fall

August 21

Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 2

Parking enforcement on Student “B” Lots begins at 6:00 a.m. A current parking permit is required for all semesters/sessions of attendance.

September 8

Last day to apply for Fall graduation. Earlier application recommended.

October 1

Last day to add your name to the Wait List for second 8-week session

October 14

Non-instructional days. No classes. College offices open.

October 14–15

Non-instructional day. College closes at noon.

November 27

Thanksgiving holiday. College closed.

November 28–29

Non-instructional days. No classes.

November 30–December 1

Last day to withdraw Fall 2013 graduation application.

December 17

All NOVA offices closed for Winter Break. December 23-January 1

 

16-WEEK SESSION

Classes begin

August 21

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

August 21–27

Late schedule additions (in-person), permission required

August 28–September 3

Drops on NOVAConnect with tuition refund

August 21–September 7

Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (census date)*

September 7

Last day to withdraw without grade penalty

October 31

Last week of classes

December 4–10

Final exams end

December 17

All NOVA offices closed for Winter Break. December 23-January 1

 

FIRST 8-WEEK SESSION

Classes begin

August 21

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

August 21–25

Drops on NOVAConnect with tuition refund

August 21–29

Late schedule additions (in-person), permission required

August 26–29

Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (census date)*

August 29

Last day to withdraw without grade penalty

September 22

Classes and examinations end

October 13

 

SECOND 8-WEEK SESSION

Classes begin

October 16

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

October 16–18

Drops on NOVAConnect with tuition refund

October 16–25

Late schedule additions (in-person), permission required

October 19–25

Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (census date)*

October 25

Last day to withdraw without grade penalty

November 22

Classes and examinations end

December 17

All NOVA offices closed for Winter Break. December 23-January 1

(Ft. Belvoir and Quantico 8-Week Sessions follow the above dates.)


* To find the last day to drop with refund (census date) for a variable duration (dynamic) course, go to www.nvcc.edu/schedule, search for the course, and then click on the class number of the section. The last day to “drop with refund” will be listed at the bottom of the course information.

 

ELI/DISTANCE LEARNING START AND CENSUS DATES

ELI Sessions Start Dates Census Dates

16 weeks

August 21

September 7

First 8-weeks

August 21

August 29

First 12-weeks

August 21

September 2

Second 8-weeks

September 4

September 12

Second 12-weeks

September 4

September 16

Third 8-weeks

September 25

October 3

Third 12-weeks

September 18

September 30

Fourth 8-weeks

October 16

October 25


PLAN AHEAD

Spring 2014 Advising Week

November 4–8, 2013

Spring 2014 priority registration for continuing students begins

November 12, 2013

Spring 2014 open registration begins

November 18, 2013

Spring 2014 semester begins

January 13, 2014

Summer 2014 open registration begins

April 1, 2014

Summer 2014 classes begin

May 19, 2014