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Student Roles

Student RolesIt is important for students to understand what is expected of them in the teaching, learning, and advising GPS for Success process. The active steps students should take to be successful include:

Attend SOAR and NSO for initial instruction.

Be responsible for:

  1. Knowing your degree requirements
  2. Relevant NOVA policies and important deadlines
  3. Consulting with your advisor

Be respectful of others’ time: Be on time and be prepared.

Understand the general information contained in the Student Handbook, especially your rights and responsibilities as a NOVA student.

Accept responsibility for your decisions and actions.

Be open to developing and clarifying your personal values and goals.

Be knowledgeable about college programs, policies, procedures and opportunities.

Review your Degree Progress Report at least once a semester and keep a record of your academic progress and goals.

Be courteous and plan ahead (schedule appointments early and cancel or reschedule if necessary).

Be an active learner by participating fully in the advising experience.

Gather all relevant decision-making information.

Use your NOVA email account for all official correspondence with NOVA and check your email regularly (at least two to three times per week).

Become familiar with the academic calendar and be aware of deadlines. Be proactive -- seek help when needed and use the resources available to you.

Complete the assignments and assessments that the First Year Advisor and Faculty Advisor ask you to take.