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Academic Success Counseling

Counselors assess and evaluate student challenges and provide resources for improvement toward successful academic and personal outcomes. They implement interventions and strategies that enable students to manage and overcome barriers to academic and personal success. Special direct attention is provided to students who are not in good academic standing; however, counselors may also work with other students who are experiencing challenges that may affect their academic progress and success.

Plan Ahead

Students should plan ahead and take advantage of priority registration periods: March (Summer Term), April (Fall Semester) and November (Spring Semester). During these times, you may be provided more opportunities for individual appointments and additional time with a counselor. During peak registration, group sessions are offered to provide service to a larger number of students.

If this is your first time on academic probation, you are required to view the PASS Video and submit the PASS Survey prior to your meeting with a counselor.

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PASS Steps To Registration

If you are a student on Academic Probation, we are here to support you! Please follow these steps to be eligible to register and have your hold updated.

  1. Watch the PASS Video and complete the survey at the end. If this is your first time on academic probation this is required prior to your meeting.

    NOTE: The PASS Video is the first step in the process and does not complete all the steps necessary to receive registration approval. Continuing students must follow the remaining steps listed below.

  2. Use the NAVIGATE when you log into myNOVA to access the Academic Planner and select your classes of interest. The counselor will review and provide recommendations.

  3. Schedule an appointment to meet with a Counselor. Please know that during months of high enrollment (December, January, July, August, and September), individual appointments may not be available.
    OR
    Attend a Group PASS Session (offered primarily in the months of December, January, July, August and September).

    Please note that you must continue to meet with a counselor or attend a PASS Session during each registration period until you transition into Good Academic Standing.

Academic Suspension and Dismissal

If you have been Academically Dismissed or Suspended and would like to petition for reinstatement (after the separation period has been completed):

  1. Review the academic standing policy and complete the Reinstatement Request Form.
  2. Submit the Reinstatement Request to Academic Standing & Retention Initiatives via the online contact form with the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities.

Questions?

For questions regarding the policy and/or reinstatement process, contact Dr. Kimberly U. Wright at kuwright@nvcc.edu.

Academic Success Counseling

Students can meet with a counselor for guidance and support.  For registration approval (APB Hold), students on academic probation must consult with a counselor every semester until they are in good academic standing either via appointment or PASS Session. 

Students may use the NAVIGATE Student platform when you log into MyNOVA and schedule an appointment. Please click here for a quick video instruction. If an appointment is not available with your designated counselor, you can schedule a meeting with any available counselor at the College for Academic Probation Support.

Schedule an Appointment

Please use the NAVIGATE Student platform when you log into MyNOVA and schedule an appointment with your counselor based on your last name. You can find out the contact information by selecting your primary campus below.

Please click here for a quick video instruction to schedule the appointments. If an appointment is not available with your designated counselor, you can schedule a meeting with any available counselor at the College for Academic Probation Support.

Students seeking a meeting for Academic Probation must schedule an appointment using NAVIGATE Student. If an appointment is not available with your designated counselor, you can schedule a meeting with any available counselor at the College for Academic Probation. Attempt to build your Academic Planner in NAVIGATE for the upcoming semester prior to your appointment. Please click here and review the quick video instructions for appointments and the Academic Planner.

Please know that during peak registration individual appointments may not be available, and you may have to attend a PASS Session. Walk-in advising/registration approval and Virtual Advising is not available for this service.

Alexandria students on Academic Probation are assigned to a counselor by their last name:

Students with last names:  A – D: Thu-An Trinh ttrinh@nvcc.edu
Students with last names:  E – N: Keith Wynn ewynn@nvcc.edu
Students with last names:  O – Z: Rebeccah Carrier rcarrier@nvcc.edu

Questions

If you have any other questions, contact alcounseling@nvcc.edu

Students on Academic Probation will need to meet with their Academic Success Counselor for advising and management of your APB hold.

Please use the NAVIGATE Student platform when you log into MyNOVA and schedule an appointment with your Academic Success Counselor based on your last name. Please click here for a quick video instruction to schedule the appointments.

Academic Probation Counseling is done by appointment only.

Last name begins with A-L, Mx. Margarita Martinez
Last name begins with M-Z, Mrs. ViNita Warren Nickens

Please work with your Academic Success Counselor directly in seeking the appointment.

Group sessions will be offered at select times of the year and directions for that will be found on the main Academic Success Counseling Webpage.

Questions

If you have any other questions, contact ancounseling@nvcc.edu

During periods of large student visits, students who are on academic probation for the first time at Loudoun will have to attend a PASS Group Session for counseling and registration approval. 

Questions

After you view the PASS Video. Please submit your PASS Survey and any questions to LOCounseling@nvcc.edu

Academic Probation

Students on academic probation seeking registration approval can email macounseling@nvcc.edu, using their student email, to schedule an appointment or PASS Session (only offered during periods of increased student traffic). Please provide your name and student ID number in your email request. Prior to being scheduled for an appointment, a Counselor will confirm the submission of your PASS Survey which can be completed here https://www.nvcc.edu/advising/video/story.html

Academic Suspension and Dismissal

Students who have been Academically Suspended or Dismissed and have concluded the suspension or dismissal period may request readmission through the Academic Reinstatement Process.

For questions about this process please contact Dr. Kimberly Wright at kuwright@nvcc.edu

Questions?

If you have additional questions, contact macounseling@nvcc.edu

Students who have not been admitted to a Health Sciences or Nursing program should follow the instructions to sign up for a PASS Session or schedule an appointment in Navigate with a counselor for Academic Probation Support.

Questions

If you have any other questions, contact meccounseling@nvcc.edu

Students on Academic Probation will need to meet with their Academic Success Counselor for advising and management of your APB hold.

Please use the NAVIGATE Student platform when you log into MyNOVA and schedule an appointment with your Academic Success Counselor based on your last name. Please click here for a quick video instruction to schedule the appointments.  If an appointment is not available with your designated counselor, you can schedule a meeting with any available counselor at the College for Academic Probation.

Academic Probation Counseling is done by appointment only.

Please work with your Academic Success Counselor directly in seeking the appointment.  Prior to your appointment, please view the PASS video to understand NOVA’s probation policies. Continuing students with an academic probation hold seeking to register for classes the following semester must follow the appointment procedures above, plus have one of the following:

  • Progress report or email for current classes from the instructors, or
  • Final grades posted for the most recently completed semester.

Group sessions will be offered at select times of the year and directions for that will be found on the main Academic Success Counseling Webpage.

Academic Probation Students

Students who are taking all or the majority of their courses through the NOVA Online Division may contact the NOVA Online counselors at onlinecounselors@nvcc.edu, sharing that the PASS video has been viewed and the PASS survey has been submitted; and include your student ID number. A NOVA Online Counselor will respond within two business days for further consultation regarding the PASS survey responses and academic plan.

Continuing Academic Probation Students are not required to submit another PASS survey. Please email the counselor whom you previously communicated with or email onlinecounselors@nvcc.edu.

Academic Suspension and Dismissal

Students who have been Academically Dismissed or Suspended and would like to appeal for readmission after the termination period has been completed may email a letter to NOVA Online's Director of Student Services, Dr. Cynthia Pascal (cpascal@nvcc.edu). Letter must include the following information: student ID number, a summary of your academic and professional goals, and a plan to achieve those goals.

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