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Advising & Counseling

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Counseling Services

Academic advising is important at NOVA. Academic advising helps you to meet your educational objectives. Counselors and advisors help students define goals through student development instruction, academic advising, personal counseling, and programming. Mental health counseling and therapy are not provided by College staff; however, referrals can be made within the local community.

Speak With a Virtual Advisor

Virtual Advising is online academic advising available to prospective and current NOVA students through email and chat.

Career Counselors can assist you with exploring, developing and setting goals related to your unique educational and academic needs. Services include career assessments, occupational information, goal setting, planning and employment resources.

If you intend to get a degree from NOVA and transfer to another college, a counselor can make sure you’re taking the right courses. There can be variations in what colleges accept and you don't want to risk having to take extra courses.
NOVA serves a large population of students who receive disability-related accommodations. Check the Disability Support Service website before classes begin to find out how to get accommodations.
Counselors can assist you with identifying the factors that lead to poor academic performance, referring to appropriate resources, setting goals for academic recovery and providing approval for registration. Visit here for more information.

Locate Your Counseling & Advising Center

Alexandria Student Services are currently remote.

Contact Us
Phone: 703.933.5073
Email: virtualadvising@nvcc.edu

Counseling, Enrollment Services, First Year Advising and Financial Aid department service hours are below for regular and peak registration. 


Hours

Monday and Thursday*: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Virtual advising via Live Chat with an advisor is available at the Virtual Advising page.

Pathway virtual advising is available on Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. by emailing AskPathway@nvcc.edu.


Counseling

Counseling is available by appointment to assist students with:

Please call or contact virtualadvising@nvcc.edu to make an appointment.

  1. Please provide your Full Name, 7 Digit Student ID (EMPLID), and telephone number.
Appointments are required for the following services: 
  • Academic/suspension advising 
  • Students who need an academic plan for a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal
  • First time dual enrollment students

Special Hours

Spring Break and October Non-Instructional Days:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Peak Registration: Immediately Before the Semester Begins (January/August) through the First Week of Classes
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Annandale Student Services are currently remote.

Contact Us
Phone: 703.323.3200
Email: virtualadvising@nvcc.edu

Counseling, Enrollment Services, First Year Advising and Financial Aid Department service hours are below for regular and peak registration. 


Hours

Monday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Virtual advising via Live Chat with an advisor is available at the Virtual Advising page.

Pathway virtual advising is available on Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. by emailing AskPathway@nvcc.edu.

  • First time to college students ages 17 to 24 with no prior college experience may email the First Year Advising office at GPSAnnandale@nvcc.edu for general questions. Please make sure to include your seven-digit student ID number (aka EMPLID, SSID).

Counseling

Counseling is available by appointment to assist students with:

Please call or contact virtualadvising@nvcc.edu to make an appointment.

  1. Please provide your Full Name, 7 Digit Student ID (EMPLID), and telephone number.

Appointments are required for the following services: 

  • Academic/suspension advising 
  • Students who need an academic plan for a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal
  • First time dual enrollment students

Special Hours

Spring Break:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Peak Registration Periods: in January after Winter Break during the first week of classes:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If you have a counselor you’ve been working with and would like to see that counselor, please contact him/her directly via email to schedule an appointment.

Loudoun Student Services are currently remote.

Phone: 703.450.2571
Email: virtualadvising@nvcc.edu 


Hours

Extended hours for Counseling, Student Success/First Year Advising, Enrollment Services and Financial Aid: 

Extended Hours

August 13 - August 31:
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

August 18:
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Regular Hours
Monday and *Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Virtual advising via Live Chat with an advisor is available at the Virtual Advising page.

Pathway virtual advising is available on Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. by emailing AskPathway@nvcc.edu.


Counseling

Counseling is available by appointment to assist students with:

Please call or contact virtualadvising@nvcc.edu to make an appointment.

  1. Please provide your Full Name, 7 Digit Student ID (EMPLID), and telephone number.

Appointments are required for the following services: 

  • Academic/suspension advising 
  • Students who need an academic plan for a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal
  • First time dual enrollment students

Continuing students with an assigned major should schedule an appointment with their faculty advisor by email for assistance with class scheduling.


Special Hours

Spring Break and October Non-Instructional Days:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Peak Registration Periods: In August for First Week of Classes and in January for First Week of Classes:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Manassas Student Services are currently remote.

Phone: 703.257.6610
Email: virtualadvising@nvcc.edu
Counseling, Enrollment Services, First Year Advising and Financial Aid Department service hours are below for regular and peak registration. 

Hours

Monday and *Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (**Appointments 9:00 - 2:00PM. )
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (**Appointments 9:00 - 2:00PM. )
Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm (**Appointments 11:00 - 2:00PM.)

Virtual advising via Live Chat with an advisor is available at the Virtual Advising page.

Pathway virtual advising is available on Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. by emailing AskPathway@nvcc.edu.


Counseling

Counseling is available by appointment to assist students with:

Please call or contact virtualadvising@nvcc.edu to make an appointment.

  1. Please provide your Full Name, 7 Digit Student ID (EMPLID), and telephone number.

Appointments are required for the following services: 

  • Academic/suspension advising 
  • Students who need an academic plan for a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal
  • First time dual enrollment students

Continuing students with an assigned major should schedule an appointment with their faculty advisor by email for assistance with class scheduling.


Peak Registration Period: August and January.

Please refer to the Academic Calendar
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Virtual advising via Live Chat with an advisor is available at the Virtual Advising page.

Pathway virtual advising is available on Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. by emailing AskPathway@nvcc.edu.

Medical Education Student Services are currently remote.

6699 Springfield Center Drive, Room 202
Springfield, VA 22150-1913
Phone: 703.822.6531
Email: virtualadvising@nvcc.edu

Hours

Extended hours for Counseling, Student Success/First Year Advising, Enrollment Services and Financial Aid: 

Extended Hours

August 13-August 31:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.,
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 18:
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Regular Hours

Monday and *Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

*Pathway advising is available virtually on Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at AskPathway@nvcc.edu.

Virtual advising via Live Chat with an advisor is available at the Virtual Advising page.


Counseling

Counseling is available by appointment to assist students with:

Please call or contact virtualadvising@nvcc.edu to make an appointment.

  1. Please provide your Full Name, 7 Digit Student ID (EMPLID), and telephone number.

Appointments are required for the following services: 

  • Academic/suspension advising 
  • Students who need an academic plan for a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal
  • First time dual enrollment students

Woodbridge Student Services are currently remote.

Phone: 703.878.5760
Email: virtualadvising@nvcc.edu

Hours

  • Monday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (walk-in service begins at 2:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (walk-in service begins at 2:00 p.m.)
  • Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (walk-in service begins at 2:00 p.m.)

Counseling Services are also available by appointment to assist with:

  • Academic/suspension advising
  • Students who need an academic plan for a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal
  • First time dual enrollment students

Virtual advising via Live Chat with an advisor is available at the Virtual Advising page.

Pathway virtual advising is available on Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. by emailing AskPathway@nvcc.edu.


Counseling

Counseling is available by appointment to assist students with:

Please call or contact virtualadvising@nvcc.edu to make an appointment.

  1. Please provide your Full Name, 7 Digit Student ID (EMPLID), and telephone number.

Appointments are required for the following services: 

  • Academic/suspension advising 
  • Students who need an academic plan for a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal
  • First time dual enrollment students

Continuing students with an assigned major should schedule an appointment with their faculty advisor by email for assistance with class scheduling.


Peak Registration Period: August and January.

Please refer to the Academic Calendar
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Virtual advising via Live Chat with an advisor is available at the Virtual Advising page.

Pathway virtual advising is available on Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. by emailing AskPathway@nvcc.edu.


Special Hours

Peak Registration Periods: the week before the fall/spring semesters begin through the first week of classes:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 703.323.2425
Email: NOVA Online Counselors

Serving students who primarily take their courses online through the NOVA Online Division.

Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Peak Registration Extended hours for Counseling, Student Success/First Year Advising, Enrollment Services and Financial Aid (August 17-28, 2020):

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:30a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 22, 2020: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

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