Admissions Options for International Students at NOVA
Admitted directly into an Associate’s degree program for full time academic coursework.
|English Requirement||TOEFL 95, IELTS 7.5, SAT 480 or ACT 18 in Reading/Writing|
|Placement Tests upon Arrival||English Accuplacer test is required for those with IELTS scores only and Math VPT for all students.
(if first time college student ages 17-24 and/or if need to take math as part of degree)
|Available Campuses||Annandale, Alexandria, Loudoun, Manassas, Woodbridge|
English Language Programs
Take ESL + some academic coursework with the goal of starting a full time Associate’s degree program.
|English Requirement||Level 3: 3 semesters||TOEFL 53-64/IELTS 4.5-5.0/Accuplacer Level 3|
|Level 4: 2 semesters||TOEFL 65-78/IELTS 5.5-6.0/Accuplacer Level 4|
|Level 5: 1 semester||TOEFL 79-94/IELTS 6.5-7.0/Accuplacer Level 5|
|Placement Tests upon Arrival||English Accuplacer and Math VPT
(final placement will be determined by Accuplacer test score and in some cases may be different than TOEFL or IELTS initial placement)
|Available Campuses||Annandale, Alexandria, Loudoun, Manassas or Woodbridge|
Full time, non-academic ESL program
|English Requirement||No English test score required. Placement determined upon arrival|
|Placement Tests upon Arrival||English Accuplacer
-if score Level 3+ eligible for PPREP (must submit adjusted financial statement and arrive in time to enroll in academic classes)
-if score Level 2 or lower must stay in IEP and take ACLI English test
|Available Campuses||Annandale, Alexandria or Loudoun only|
F-1 Transfer Students
For students already in the U.S. studying at another educational institution in F-1 status who would like to transfer to NOVA.
Changing Status to F-1
For students already in the U.S. on another immigration status who wish to apply to change to F-1 status.