JumpStart2NOVA

JumpStart Your College Career With NOVA!

JumpStart2NOVA offers tuition-free summer college courses to high school seniors who are considering attending NOVA and who will be graduating from a public, private, or home school in Spring 2024 and in good academic standing at NOVA.

JumpStart2NOVA is for students residing in the City of Alexandria, Arlington County, City of Falls Church, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park, or Prince William County.

Important Dates

  • JumpStart2NOVA application deadline: 5PM on Friday, May 10, 2024
  • Courses  begin on Monday, June 3, 2024 and  end on Monday, August 12, 2024
  • Drop date is  June 13, 2024
  • Withdrawal Date is  July 15, 2024
  • Jumpstart2NOVA Orientation

College Information Sessions

Date Webinar Title Time Registration Link

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Effective Professor Communication

12:00 - 1:00 PM, EST

Join Live - No registration Required

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Tutoring Opportunities and Support Resources

12:00 - 1:00 PM, EST

Join Live - No registration Required

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

NOVA Libraries are not just for checking out books

12:00 - 1:00 PM, EST

Join Live - No registration Required

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Planning your JumpStart2NOVA courses

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

What Can I Do With a Program of Study In…?

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

ADVANCE - a NOVA/Mason Partnership

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

JumpStart2NOVA Information Session

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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Accommodations at NOVA

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

JumpStart2NOVA Orientation

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Financial Aid @ NOVA

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What is JumpStart2NOVA?

JumpStart2NOVA Course Course Name Credits Mode Cost of Materials

CST 110

Introduction to Human Communication

3

Online/Asynchronous

$0

ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Online/Asynchronous

$0

ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics

3

Online/Asynchronous

$0

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

Online/Asynchronous

$0

ENG 246 *

American Literature

3

Online/Asynchronous

$0

HIS 102

Western Civilization Post 1600

3

Online/Asynchronous

$0

ITP 150

Python Programming

4

Online/Asynchronous

$0

MTH 154 *

Quantitative Reasoning

3

Online/Asynchronous

$70

MTH 161 *

Precalculus I

3

Online/Asynchronous

$110

MUS 121

Music Appreciation

3

Online/Asynchronous

$0

REL 100

Intro to the Study of Religion

3

Online/Asynchronous

$0

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

Online/Asynchronous

$0

SOC 200

Introduction to Sociology

3

Online/Asynchronous

$0

*Additional requirements needed for enrollment

Math course materials are estimated costs based on Spring 2024 data.
Please review your intended degree plan for course selection.  

Tuition for up to four credits of JumpStart2NOVA courses will be paid via scholarship. Students may select one three-or four credit course, plus NOVA’s one-credit College Success Skills (SDV 100) course. Students do not owe tuition and fees for courses enrolled through the JumpStart2NOVA program. Students are responsible for any textbooks or course materials required.

Students will see a tuition bill for their JumpStart2NOVA courses and will receive email reminders to make a payment. Please disregard these reminders. As long as you followed the registration procedures and were enrolled through the Office of Dual Enrollment, NOVA will apply your scholarship to cover tuition and fees for your JumpStart course no later than the last day of class. You are responsible for tuition and fees for any courses enrolled outside of the JumpStart2NOVA program.

All JumpStart2NOVA   students must reside in NOVA’s service area, be graduating high school in Spring 2024, and be in good academic standing at NOVA.

NOVA Course English Placement Requirements (Must submit one qualifying score) Math Placement Requirements (Must submit one qualifying score) Any Additional Requirements

CST 110
ECO 201
ECO 202
ENG 111
HIS 102
ITP 150
MUS 121
REL 100
SOC 200
SDV 100

  • High school GPA 3.0 or higher
  • PSAT EBRW 390
  • SAT EBRW 480
  • ACT English/Reading 18

N/A

 N/A

ENG 246

  • High school GPA 3.0 or higher
  • PSAT EBRW 390
  • SAT EBRW 480
  • ACT English/Reading 18

N/A

Completion of ENG 112 with a D or higher.

MTH 154

High School GPA 3.0 or higher and Grade of 2.0 (C) or higher in a high school math course

If not using GPA to qualify, students need to meet one math and one English score outlined below:

  • PSAT EBRW 390
  • SAT EBRW 480
  • ACT English/Writing 18
  • PSAT Math 500
  • SAT Math 530
  • ACT Math 22

 N/A

MTH  161

High School GPA 3.0 or higher and Grade of 2.0 (C) or higher in Algebra 2 or a higher level math course.

 

If not using GPA to qualify, students need to meet one math and one English score outlined below:

  • SAT EBRW 480
  • ACT English/Writing 18
  • SAT Math 530
  • ACT Math 22

 N/A

JumpStart2NOVA courses are tuition-free! Textbook and other course material purchases may be required.

You may take a maximum of 2 courses through JumpStart2NOVA: one 3- or 4-credit course, NOVA's 1-credit Student Development course (SDV 100).

A current high school transcript is required to complete your JumpStart2NOVA application.

JumpStart2NOVA courses are designed to fulfill NOVA degree requirements and transfer well to other colleges and universities.

Online Courses

You are enrolling in an online course. Students who take courses through NOVA Online must have access to a computer and reliable internet and may be required to participate in classes or take exams with their cameras on. Remotely proctored exams also require the use of a Respondus Lockdown Browser, which must be downloaded to the student's computer.

Accommodations & Accessibility

Under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), disability services are available to you if you are currently enrolled, have a documented disability that substantially limits you in one or more of life's major activities, and are otherwise academically qualified. To use services in a NOVA class, you must apply online at NOVA's Accommodations and Accessibility Services page.

College Transcript

By enrolling in a JumpStart2NOVA class, you are starting or continuing an official college transcript. You will be required to share this transcript with every college or university to which you may later apply.

JumpStart2NOVA enrollment is limited, and individual courses may be further limited based on qualified instructor availability. You will be notified if your choice is not available.

How Do I Apply for the JumpStart2NOVA Program?

STEP 1: Apply to NOVA

  1. Complete your application to NOVA and select your admit term as Summer 2024.
  2. Be sure to copy your EMPLID, username, and password for future reference.
  3. If you have already applied to NOVA, please skip to step 2.

STEP 2: Complete your JumpStart2NOVA application

  • Go to the Dual Enrollment Login Portal. First-time users must create an account using your personal email address and a new username and password. This is not the same as your NOVA login credentials that you were given when you applied to NOVA.
  • Returning users log into your existing Dual Enrollment account account.
  • All students must upload a current high school transcript, and any additional qualifying score reports if they are using test scores to qualify for courses.
  • Be sure to select JumpStart2NOVA 2024 as your term.
  • Pick one course from the list and add the 1-credit SDV 100 if you wish. If you select more courses, your request will not be approved.

STEP 3: Check your email for updates on your JumpStart2NOVA application.

  • We will send you email updates as we process your application. Timely response is required.
  • All steps and necessary documents must be submitted before May 10th, 2024 at 5 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

JumpStart2NOVA students must be high school seniors graduating in Spring 2024 from a public, private, or home school, and who are considering attending NOVA after high school.

Students must reside in NOVA’s service region: City of Alexandria, Arlington County, City of Falls Church, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park, or Prince William County.

Students must meet the same academic eligibility requirements as dual enrollment students (more information can be found above).

Students who have previously taken courses with NOVA must be in good academic standing at NOVA.

The JumpStart2NOVA scholarship for tuition-free courses applies only to selected courses and sections. Students must follow the registration process outlined on the website and will be enrolled by a NOVA registrar. Students will not enroll themselves or select the section and instructor.

The JumpStart2NOVA scholarship only applies to tuition and fees. While many JumpStart2NOVA courses use open educational resources, students will be expected to purchase any textbooks or other required course materials at their own expense.

All courses are offered asynchronously through NOVA Online (NOL). This means there will not be regularly scheduled real-time meetings. You will be expected to meet all deadlines outlined in the course syllabus. Instructors are available for office hours and may offer virtual meetings throughout the course. Students who take NOL courses must have access to a computer and reliable internet and may be required to participate in classes or take exams with their cameras on. Remotely proctored exams also require the use of the Respondus Lockdown Browser, which must be downloaded to the student's computer. For more information about NOL courses, view the orientation section of their website.

JumpStart2NOVA courses run from June 3 to August 12.

Students may drop their course on or before June 13. Students may withdraw without grade penalty on or before July 15. Students are expected to drop or withdraw from their courses on their own by following the tutorial in their NOVA Account.

Students should also check their NOVA email regularly for reminders and updates from NOL and instructors.

Should you desire to drop or withdraw from your JumpStart2NOVA courses, please see the links here:

No. JumpStart2NOVA courses are college courses; final grades are entered on your official NOVA transcript. You will be required to submit this transcript to every college or university to which you may later apply. As a JumpStart student, you will have access to free online tutoring and NOVA Online Success Coaches to help you be successful in your classes – please take advantage of these resources! 

Students should also check their NOVA email regularly for reminders and updates from NOL and instructors.

Should you desire to drop or withdraw from your JumpStart2NOVA courses, please see the links here:

Courses will be taught by NOVA Online instructors. You will be enrolled in a JumpStart2NOVA section and will not have the option to select your instructor.

As a strong community partner, NOVA understands our area high school students face many challenges, not the least of which is an affordable college education. We are deeply committed to ensuring students receive the academic preparation necessary to accelerate their post-secondary education and careers. Of course, we also want students to see the many benefits of taking courses at NOVA and completing a degree with us! It is our hope that JumpStart2NOVA students will stay at NOVA for Fall 2024 and beyond.