Winter Session

Winter Session

NOVA's Winter Session provides a valuable opportunity for students to make the most of their winter break by offering a selection of asynchronous online courses. These 4-week courses enable students to earn credit hours, stay on track with their academic goals, and get ahead in their studies. Whether you want to explore a new subject, fulfill a prerequisite, or accelerate your degree, NOVA Winter Session has the courses for you. Our online platform allows you to learn at your own pace and conveniently access course materials from anywhere.

Winter Session

  • Winter Session enrollment is restricted to one course.
  • Enrollment counts toward spring semester enrollment limit.
  • This session is not available to Dual Enrollment students.
  • Classes start on December 18, 2023. 

Financial Aid

NOVA Winter Session is an extension of the Spring 2024 academic semester. Students who receive Federal Student Aid or Military Benefits should check with the  Financial Aid Office  to determine the eligibility and availability of funds for the NOVA Winter Session. It is important for students to understand how participating in the Winter Session may affect their financial aid status, including any potential impact on their enrollment status, credit hours, and satisfactory academic progress.


Enrollment for Winter Session begins on October 23, 2023!  This incredible opportunity allows you to complete an entire semester's worth of coursework in four weeks. With a condensed timeframe, you'll experience an intense yet focused study schedule, ensuring maximum efficiency.

Tuition Payment Deadline

If you register on December 4 or after, your tuition payment is due the next day.

Monday, December 4, 2023

Enrollment Cancellation

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Start Date

Monday, December 18, 2023

Last Day to Enroll

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Last Day to Withdraw With a Refund

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Last Withdrawal Date

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

End Date

Friday, January 12, 2024


Enrolling in the Winter Session might have varying effects on students who are recipients of financial aid, military benefits, or international students. To gain a clearer understanding of these potential impacts, we encourage you to reach out to the relevant counselor for more information.

Download the Winter Session Registration form. Submission of this form is required for enrollment.

Send the completed form to with the subject line Winter Session Registration.

Look for two confirmation email messages:

  • You will receive an email confirmation from the system with a ticket number acknowledging submission of your Registration Form.
  • NOVA Online will send you an email confirmation of your enrollment status.

For tuition payment deadline and payment options refer to our Payment page.

During the orientation, you'll gain valuable insights into navigating the condensed timeframe of the Winter Session, ensuring you make the most of every moment. Explore a wide range of resources carefully curated to support your success, including personalized assistance and comprehensive study materials. We'll equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to excel during this intensive period.

Don't miss out – reserve your spot at the Winter Session Orientation now!

Nov. 29, 2023
Starts at 9 a.m.

Dec. 4, 2023
Starts at 6 p.m.

Dec. 12, 2023
Starts at Noon

Courses Offered

Course Name Credit Hours

ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics

ITD 132

Structured Query Language

ITD 260

Data Modeling and Design

PHT 110

History of Photography

SDV 100

College Success Skills


SDV 101

Orientation to Information Technology

SOC 200

Introduction to Sociology


All resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all year round.

Access to financial aid through the 24-Hour Student Support Center who can answer many financial aid questions;

Access to library services through NOVA Library’s Ask the Librarian;

Access to tutoring through;

Access to Canvas support through Instructure;

Access to exam proctoring through Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor; students who prefer live proctoring or have academic accommodations will be eligible to request exams proctoring through NOVA Online’s Proctor Request form.

Access to NOVA Online specific orientation through OnlineLingo;

On-demand study skills workshops through StudentLingo;

Mental wellness support through TimelyCare.

Zero textbooks so that all students have access to learning materials on day one of the Session.