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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation sessions are offered at each campus before the Spring and Fall Semesters. New Student Orientation provides academic advising, course registration, and an introduction to NOVA's tradition and culture for recent high school graduates and first-semester NOVA students.

Students and parents learn about degree and certificate programs and how to utilize NOVA resources, including financial aid, transfer counseling, tutoring, and counseling services. Students will also learn how to choose and register for classes online. Campus tours and a College resource fair will be available during all New Student Orientation sessions.

Students can register for a New Student Orientation session online.

Students taking their first online course at NOVA should also complete an ELI orientation, offered via webinar on multiple dates and times around the start of each semester. Check the ELI website or contact the ELI Hotline at elicoursespecialists@nvcc.edu or 703-323-3347 for registration information.