Step 1 Apply for Admission
If you are attending NOVA for the first time, you must submit an Application for Admission and an Application for In-State Tuition (if appropriate) to the Admissions Office at your preferred campus
Step 2 Take Placement Tests
Most new students should take the English and math placement tests. There is no fee and they are given at the Testing Center at each campus. A photo ID is required. Allow approximately two hours for each test. If you have questions about whether you need to take a placement test, please see a counselor.
Step 3 Obtain an NVCC Catalog
Degree and certificate programs offered at NVCC are described in the NVCC Catalog. The catalog also contains prerequisite requirements and course descriptions. You may obtain a catalog at any campus bookstore or you may access the catalog at http://www.nvcc.edu.
Step 4 See a Counselor
If you are attending NOVA for the first time, you are encouraged to speak with a counselor before registering for classes. Walk-in advising is available at each campus. Continuing students should see a counselor or their faculty advisor.
Step 5 Register for Classes
There are two ways to register for classes. The first is to use the NOVAnet telephone registration system. (NOVAnet Helpful Hints and a worksheet are located in this schedule) The second way is to come to the campus during in-person registration. Use the registration worksheet to identify the classes you wish to take.
Step 6 Pay Your Tuition
You must make full payment by mailing a check, going in person to your campus Business Office, or by calling NOVAnet for credit card payment. There is no deferred payment.
Step 7 Check Your Receipt
You can obtain a receipt and a copy of your registration schedule at your home campus. You can also check your classes and payment status by calling NOVAnet. It is your responsibility to check for errors. Please verify that you have registered for the courses that you intended to select.
Step 8 Buy a Parking Permit
Permits are required for all cars parked in student lots ("B" lots). You may purchase a permit by mail or in person at the campus Police and Public Safety Offices. At the Alexandria and Annandale campuses, permits may be purchased at the Parking Services Offices. The charge for a parking permit is $25.00 per semester. Parking permits are required for all sessions of enrollment.
Step 9 Buy Your Books
Information about the books you will need for your courses is available at each campus bookstore.
Last revised: Saturday, Jun-25-2005 18:41
Comments to: Applications Development Support