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Advising Services

NOVA is committed to helping students become effective agents for lifelong learning and personal development through informed planning and decision-making. NOVA's advising services enhance student success by holistically supporting, teaching, and connecting students to college programs and resources that help students achieve their academic, career, or personal goals.

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Students can connect with academic advising for support with:

  • getting started at NOVA
  • establishing academic goals
  • exploring transfer and career opportunities
  • navigating NOVA policies and resources
  • choosing or changing a program of study
  • interpreting advisement reports and progress toward graduation
  • reviewing course selections and more.

Students on academic probation or needing more substantial personal support should explore our counseling services.

Academic advising is available for walk-in service at campus Advising Centers or via video, phone, and chat. Students can also make an appointment for advising using the Navigate Student tool in MyNOVAAdvising 101.

College-Wide advising will offer one-hour advising sessions that will include best practices for completing courses required for the Associate degree in the following program areas:  

  • Business/IT 
  • Cyber/Applied IT 
  • Engineering/Computer Science/Math 
  • General Studies 
  • Liberal Arts
  • Pre-Nursing/Pre-Health Science 
  • Science/Pre-Med 
  • Social Science/Education/Psychology 

Advising Center Campus Locations

Alexandria: 5000 Dawes Avenue, Bisdorf (AA) Building, 194.
Annandale: 8333 Little River Turnpike, Mark Warner Building (CA), 113
Manassas: 10950 Campus Drive, Howsmon Hall, Room 110
Medical Education (MEC Springfield): 6699 Springfield Center Drive, 202
Loudoun: 21200 Campus Drive, Reynolds Building, LR 256
Woodbridge: 2645 College Drive, Seefeldt Building (WS), 202
Virtual: Virtual Advising