Get "ramped up" for your fall classes!

We will be holding some preparatory sessions (free of charge) to help you get ready for your fall English or math class. These sessions are free and are intended to help you be successful in your fall courses. Participation is optional and does not affect your enrollment in your fall courses.

Student may sign up for either math or English, or both. We want students to be ready for their fall math and English courses. We understand that virtual learning has been challenging over the past year. This is an opportunity to brush up on skills and get to know NOVA before the fall starts.

Ramp Up for Math Workshops

The math department has created a variety of workshops to help you prepare for your fall math class. 

Each workshop will help prepare you to be successful in your math course, by reviewing important prerequisite skills or introducing new concepts that you will learn in your math course. Workshops are available to help you prepare for the following courses:

  • MTH 154
  • MTH 161
  • MTH 167
  • MTH 245
  • MTH 261
  • MTH 263

The workshops are free of charge.  Your participation is completely voluntary and does not affect your placement or enrollment in courses.

Workshops are offered from late July through mid-August.

Workshops are course-specific.  Depending on the workshop, you may have a choice of one-week or two-week in-person workshops at one of our campuses, a live Zoom workshop, or an asynchronous workshop. Workshops are taught by our Math Support Specialists, who work closely with our math faculty.

Ready to Ramp Up for your math class?  Click here to sign up and for more information

Ramp Up for English Workshops

Monday, August 8 - Friday, August 12 

This 5-day preparatory session is intended for students who are registered for  

  • ENG 111 
  • ENG111/EDE11  
  • ENG111/ESL95  

The same class will be delivered on Zoom twice a day. 

Students can choose between a morning or evening session: 
Morning Zoom sessions
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Evening Zoom sessions
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

There will be presentations and activities centered around three themes each day: 

Remote Learning and Technology 


Academic Success Skills 

Time Management 
Stress Management 
Learning Strategies 

ENG Essentials 

Essay Structure 
Paragraph Structure 
Sentence Structure 

Ready for your Ramp Up class? Click HERE to sign up and for more information.