Steps to Get Started
- 1. Apply to NOVA.
- 2. Meet with a Military & Veteran advisor.
- 3. Determine if you qualify for in-state tuition.
- 4. Take placement tests if applicable.
- 5. Select and register for classes.
- 6. Pay for classes.
- 7. Submit a Veterans Enrollment Request Form.
- 8. Buy books and parking permit.
Advisors are available to assist you with getting started, selecting a program of study, choosing classes and more.
Placement tests are used to determine which Math and English courses students should start with at NOVA. Placement tests give your academic advisor information about your skill level so that you will be enrolled in classes that are best suited for your success.
Military/veteran students using VA or TA benefits may be required to take English and Math placement tests. However, you may not have to take placement tests if you have completed college-level Math and/or English courses at another accredited college or you have successfully taken the CLEP or DANTES tests.
Contact an advisor below (whose letters correspond with your last name) if you have questions about placement testing.
|Terri Payne (A - F)||School Certifying Officialemail@example.com|
|Daina Hannibal (G - L)||School Certifying Officialfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Angela Sawyer (M - R)||School Certifying Officialemail@example.com|
|Jinky Ebarle-Tweedie (S - Z)||School Certifying Officialfirstname.lastname@example.org|
For more information about placement tests including locations, contacts, procedures and more, visit NOVA Testing Centers.
You may view the Class Catalog online, which includes all of NOVA’s programs of study and class descriptions. Class times and locations are listed in the Schedule of Classes. You can also search for class availability online when you login to MyNOVA.
Register for classes by logging in to MyNOVA and clicking on SIS (Student Information System).
You can pay for classes using your Department of Veterans Affairs Education benefits, Department of Defense Tuition Assistance benefits, check, money order, VISA, Master Card, agency contract or student financial aid (if you have received an official financial aid award letter from the College Financial Aid Office). Visit the Pay Your Tuition page for complete information.
Each semester after completing your class registration, a Veterans Enrollment Verification Form (VERF) must be submitted online. Click here to access form 105-063 using your MyNOVA username and password and submit 24 hours after you register for classes.
Submit the form only once at the beginning of each semester. List only the courses that apply to your program requirements. A wait listed course cannot be certified.
If you make any changes to your class schedule, you must submit a Veterans Enrollment Adjustment Form 125-062E with any changes.
Activate your email account.
- To protect your privacy, instructors may only use a student's official NOVA email address.
- You will receive updates on course changes and other pertinent information through your NOVA email account.
Important Notice: Students cannot activate their VCCS student email until they have enrolled for classes. All fees must be paid before students can access their email.