Your Education and Your Future Matter!
Use this Simple Guide to Ensure You're on the Right Path to Graduation.
Before the Semester Starts
1. Review Your Plan
Take this time to review your academic plan and student advisement report. Check that you are on the correct plan and on-time for your anticipated graduation date.
2. Meet with An Advisor
Meet with an advisor such as your Pathway, GPS, or faculty advisor to check your course selection and get answers to any questions.
3. Remove Any Holds
Remove any holds that may be preventing you from registering:
This may be a financial hold from the library, parking, tuition or other debt to the college
An academic hold, such as academic probation
Or an advising hold
4. Register for Your Courses
Register for your courses in SIS and purchase any needed materials.
If you need assistance in how to search and register for classes, use this guide to help.
If you run into issues registering please follow up with Student Services to get help enrolling.
5. Check Your Financial Aid Status
Check your Financial Aid Status.
6. Check-In with Disability Advisor
Check-in with your disability advisor as needed and get your memorandum of accommodation.
7. Get Your Supplies
Get Your Supplies. Purchase books, lab materials and equipment from the NOVA Bookstore.
8. Make a Plan
Finally, make a plan. Understand what academic and non-academic resources you need to be successful.
This can be child care, transportation, access to food and housing or a healthy work-life balance.
If you need financial assistance now is also a great time to check-in with the Financial Stability Office for resources.This may include emergency grants, housing assistance, figuring out health insurance options and other social services.
During the Semester
You MUST Do the Following:
Don’t miss any class meetings.
Submit your assignments on time.
Seek help as soon as you start to need it… actually, before you need it. Be proactive.
Check-in with your advisor.
Get that Grade!