Fall 2024

Open registration for all students - April 8
Academic Advising Week for Fall 2024 - April 8-12


15-week Term

1st 7-week Term

13-week Term

2nd 7-week Term

Last day for students to add their names to the 
wait list 

August 13 

August 13 

August 27 

October 10 

Classes begin 

August 26 

August 26 

September 9 

October 23

Students May Add or Drop Courses Through NOVAConnect

August 26-September 1

August 26-28

September 9-14

October 23-25

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

September 12 

September 3

September 24 

October 31 

Last day to withdraw without grade penalty***

November 4

September 24 

November 18 

November 25 

Final exam week 
Final exam schedule

December 11-17


December 11-17 


Classes, exams end 

December 17 

October 13

December 17 

December 17 

Last day to submit grades 

December 19

October 17 

December 19

December 19

NOVA Online Sessions

Important Dates

Academic Advising Week in preparation for the for Fall 2024 semester

April 8-12

Tuition payment deadline if you register by July 31. If you register August 1 or after, your tuition payment is due the next day.

August 1

Buy books and supplies at the bookstore with excess financial aid

August 12 - October 31

Financial aid adjustments begin. Classes added on or after this date for the current term will not increase student eligibility for financial aid grants. Aid may be reduced for students enrolled in less than 12 eligible
credits. Information on financial aid awards, disbursements and refunds is available  here

September 13

Parking enforcement on Student & Hourly Pay Parking Lots begins at 6:00
a.m. Students are not required to display a permit while parked in a Student & Hourly Pay Parking lot after 3:45 p.m. on weekdays or anytime on weekends.

September 13

Last day to apply for Graduation*

October 1

Fall 2024 Breaks & Holidays

Labor Day: College Closed

September 2

Fall Break: Classes Do Not Meet

October 14-15

Election Day: College Closed

November 5

Thanksgiving Holiday
November 27: Non-instructional day/no classes. College offices close at noon. 

November 27 – December 1

* Earlier application is highly recommended.
** To find the last day to drop with tuition refund (census date) for a variable duration (dynamic) course, go to  schedule of class, search for the course, then click on the class number.
*** Withdrawals after this date require documentation of mitigating circumstances and permission of the instructor and the academic dean. Please check NOVAConnect for start dates and census dates for variable duration (dynamic) sessions.