Contract Dual Enrollment

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Contract Dual Enrollment courses are classes offered at various high schools across Northern Virginia. These classes are offered during the school day for students attending that specific high school or academy and are taught by high school teachers who are also credentialed as NOVA adjuncts. Contract DE classes that are included under the contract between the school district and NOVA are offered free of charge.

Contract Dual Enrollment Checklist

Step #1 - Discuss

Discuss taking dual enrollment courses with a parent/guardian.  Meet with your high school counseling office to request specific courses offered through your high school.

Step #2 - Verify Eligibility

Work with your high school counselor to verify you meet the college readiness requirements and all prerequisites outlined on NOVA’s website. Please review the Dual Enrollment Admission and Placement Criteria.

Step #3 - Apply to NOVA

All prospective DE students are required to complete the free, online NOVA application before the school district deadline and prior to the first day of the course. Go to and select the Apply tab to get started.

After you submit the online application, you will receive a 7-digit Student ID number (EMPLID). This crucial number is needed to access college records and transcripts. You will also be given a username, which allows you access to myNOVA and NOVA’s Canvas site. Your temporary password is good for 24 hours. You must log in, reset your password, set up your security questions, and complete the two-step multi-factor authentication process (MFA).

A Social Security number is not required to be on file; however, failure to provide one may limit or delay access to services where the number is required by federal or state law (ex. tax reporting, receiving financial aid after high school graduation).

Step #4 - Create an account at

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First time users must create an account using a personal email address and a new username and password.This is not the same as your NOVA login credentials provided to you when you applied to NOVA. Students new to DE must create a new account. When prompted for your Student ID, you must add the 7-digit EMPLID that you received after applying to NOVA.

Returning users log into your existing account.

Select your DE course(s) and upload any required documents.

Be sure to enter a valid email or phone number for a parent/guardian to receive an email and/or text message asking them to provide e-consent for their student to participate in DE course(s). Failure to complete this step can result in delays to student enrollment.

Step #5 - Prepare

Student Orientation: The school division will provide students with a virtual orientation link that will outline the Dual Enrollment program, student resources, and key NOVA policies/procedures.

Accommodations: Students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP) or 504 Plans must reach out to NOVA’s Accommodations and Accessibility Services office to apply for a Memorandum of Accommodations (MOA) for their Dual Enrollment courses. Any accommodations for the NOVA course/grade must be on record at NOVA.

Start your accommodations request.

Log into your myNOVA account to verify your DE enrollment(s).