Census Dates

Schedule of Classes - Spring 2024

Census Dates

When you register for a class at NOVA, you are making a commitment to attend the class regularly, either in person or online. Since the Commonwealth of Virginia contributes a significant portion of your educational costs, you must establish your attendance or participation early in the semester, rather than taking a seat that might have gone to another student. The census date is the last date to commit to taking a class or to drop it and receive a refund.

If you do not attend at least one class meeting or participate in an online class by the census date (last day to drop with a tuition refund), your class registration may be administratively deleted.

Administrative deletion means:

  • there will be no record of the class or any letter grade on your transcript;
  • the course credits will be deducted from your course load;
  • the reduction of credits may affect your student status (full-time or part-time); and
  • you will not receive a tuition refund.

Spring 2024 Census Dates

  • 15-Week Session: February 1
  • First 7-Week Session: January 23 
  • 13-Week Session: February 13
  • Second 7-Week Session: March 26

For variable duration (dynamic) classes, the census date is individually set. For these variable duration classes, in the Student Information System, click on the class. The Census Date is the last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit.

See the NOVA Online/NOL Dates for NOVA Online start and census dates (last day to drop with a tuition refund). For variable duration (dynamic) classes, the census date is individually set. For these variable duration classes, in the Student Information System, click on the class. The date for Drop Without Penalty is the last date to drop with a refund.