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Apply and Get Started At NOVA

Northern Virginia Community College has courses and programs to help you achieve your academic goals. NOVA has an open door admission policy. Any person 18 years of age or older who holds a high school diploma or equivalent can take advantage of our academic opportunities.

Application Deadlines

Submit your Application for Admission to the College at least 30 days prior to the first day of classes for the semester in which you plan to enroll. This will give you an opportunity to meet with a counselor for academic assistance prior to enrollment and to take required placement tests.

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Financial Aid Deadlines

Students who complete their applications by these dates and qualify for financial aid will be awarded the funds prior to the start of classes. Note these important financial aid filing dates:

  • Fall Semester: March 1 (New and Returning Students)
  • Spring Semester: October 1 (New Students)
  • Summer Semester: April 1
  • Loan Request Deadline: April 15

Application Forms

All forms related to application to Northern Virginia Community College are located in the Student Forms Library.

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