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Welcome to NOVA! We are dedicated to helping you start strong. Whatever your educational goals, we can help you achieve them. To get started, click on a category below that best describes you to find the information you need. Remember, register by 11:59 p.m. on the day before the session begins.

On-Time Registration

Register for classes early - once the session begins, registration is closed!

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Pathway to the Baccalaureate

  • first-time-to-college student
  • student accepted into the program in high school

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Online Students

  • first-time-to-college student
  • all courses taken online through the Extended Learning Institute (ELI)

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Start Strong This Summer

A current NOVA student shares reasons why you should think about attending summer semester classes.

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Students 17-24 Years Old

  • first-time-to-college students


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Students 17-24 Years Old

  • have taken college courses


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Six New Policy Changes

There are six policy changes that will take effect the Fall 2014 semester.

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Students 25 and Older

  • may or may not have taken college courses


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Not Sure?

Are you unsure about which group you belong in? Click on the button below to discover your group.


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