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New Students

Am I a New Student?

I am a new student if I have never completed an application at NOVA or any Community College in the state of Virginia.

If this is true, please complete the following steps:

(Click here to print these instructions)


1. Apply to become a NOVA Student:

  • Click here to go to the VCCS Admission page. Check the "I am not a robot" check box, and click on "New Users".
    • Personal Information: Enter your current, complete legal name that is on your drivers license, VISA Status or Permanent Green Card. Providing your social security number is highly recommended. Make sure your SS# is correct. If you choose not to enter your SS# or do not have one, this will affect your ability to apply for financial aid in the future.
    • Address Information: Enter the street number and name on the first line. If you have an apartment number, enter it on the second line. Use the drop down menu for state and country. Select the city or country of residence from the drop down menu.
    • Alien Permanent or Not indicated: Choose one based on your VISA. If you do not have this information please contact Student Services at 7803.323.3886 or email Eunice Torkornoo at etorkornoo@nvcc.edu.
    • Education History: Enter High School or any college information.
    • Educational Goals: Click on "Certificate" and be sure to click on "College Credit Courses".
    • In-State Tuition: This takes you to a domicile questionnaire which determines if you qualify for in-state or out-of-state tuition. You must complete this questionnaire to register for classes.
    • Submit application: Print out the application and write down your NOVA EMPLID #. You will need this number to register for classes.

2.  Set User Preferences: 

  • Click here to login to MyNOVA and click on "SIS Student Information System".
    • Click on Student Center
    • At the bottom left of the screen. Click on User Preferences.
    • Institution = Northern Virginia Community College
    • Academic Career = Credit
    • Click on the magnifying glass icon next to "Term" and select the current term (such as '2017 Spring')
    • You do not need to enter anything for "Aid Year".
    • Click "Save".
    • Sign out of SIS.

2. Take the English and Math Placement Tests:

  • Walk in to the Annandale Campus Testing Center - CA Building, Room 115. Telephone: 703.323.3833
  • Explain that you need to take the English* and Math placement tests.

There is no charge to take a NOVA placement test and no appointment is necessary.

* NOVA has two English placement tests. ESL students take the ACCUPLACER test which places them into College ESL and ENG 111. Native speakers of English take the COMPASS test which places them into developmental English and ENG 111.


3. Fill out the Specialized Degree Programs Application Form:

  • Click here to access the form.
    • Use your MyNOVA credentials to gain access to the rest of the form.
    • Submit the form.
    • You will be contacted regarding the approval of your application.

4. If you applied for the Fridays-Only 2-year General Studies Degree Program: Remind your supervisor to fill out the Supervisor Application Form:

  • For more information, you or your supervisor can contact Joann Credle at jcredle@nvcc.edu.
Current Students

Am I a Current Student?

I am a current student if I have previously completed an application at NOVA or any Community College in the state of Virginia, and have taken classes within the past three semesters.

If this is true, please complete the following steps:

(Click here to print these instructions)


1.  Set User Preferences: 

  • Click here to login to MyNOVA and click on "SIS Student Information System".
    • Click on Student Center
    • At the bottom left of the screen. Click on User Preferences.
    • Institution = Northern Virginia Community College
    • Academic Career = Credit
    • Click on the magnifying glass icon next to "Term" and select the current term (such as '2017 Spring')
    • You do not need to enter anything for "Aid Year".
    • Click "Save".
    • Sign out of SIS.

2. Fill out the Specialized Degree Programs Application Form:

  • Click here to access the form.
    • Use your MyNOVA credentials to gain access to the rest of the form.
    • Submit the form.
    • You will be contacted regarding the approval of your application.

3. If you applied for the Fridays-Only 2-year General Studies Degree Program: Remind your supervisor to fill out the Supervisor Application Form:

  • For more information, you or your supervisor can contact Joann Credle at jcredle@nvcc.edu.
Returning Students

Am I a Returning Student?

I am a returning student if I have previously completed an application at NOVA or any Community College in the state of Virginia, but have not registered for classes in the last three semesters.

If this is true, please complete the following steps:

(Click here to print these instructions)


1. Re-Apply to become a NOVA Student

  • Click here to go to the VCCS Admission page. Check the "I am not a robot" check box, and click on "Returning Users".
    • Personal Information: Enter the same name that was used the first time you applied to the Virginia Community College System even if you have since married, divorced or changed your name. (You can make changes later). If you are not sure of the correct name to use. See instructions below*.
    • Address Information: Enter the same address that was used the first time you applied, even if you have moved house. (You can make changes later). If you are not sure of the correct address to use, see instructions below*.

*How to check for your correct name and addressClick here to login to MyNOVA and click on "SIS Student Information System", then look under "Campus Personal Information".


2. Set User Preferences: 

  • Click here to login to MyNOVA and click on "SIS Student Information System".
    • Click on Student Center
    • At the bottom left of the screen. Click on User Preferences.
    • Institution = Northern Virginia Community College
    • Academic Career = Credit
    • Click on the magnifying glass icon next to "Term" and select the current term (such as '2017 Spring')
    • You do not need to enter anything for "Aid Year".
    • Click "Save".
    • Sign out of SIS.

3. Fill out the Specialized Degree Programs Application Form:

  • Click here to access the form.
    • Use your MyNOVA credentials to gain access to the rest of the form.
    • Submit the form.
    • You will be contacted regarding the approval of your application.

4. If you applied for the Fridays-Only 2-year General Studies Degree Program: Remind your supervisor to fill out the Supervisor Application Form:

  • For more information, you or your supervisor can contact Joann Credle at jcredle@nvcc.edu.

Fridays-Only Course Schedules

The application process for the Fridays-Only classes starts on March 15, 2018


Two-Year Overview
General Studies Associate in Science Degree
First Year
Fall I:
BUS 100 hybrid, ENF 3 hybrid, HIS 101 hybrid, ITE 115 hybrid, ENG 111 hybrid, SDV 100 hybrid
Spring I:
BUS 111, BUS 117, CST 100 hybrid, ECO 201 hybrid, ENG 112 hybrid
Summer I:
BUS 205, ECO 202
Second Year
Fall II:
GOL 105, PHI 101 hybrid, MTH 151
Spring II:
BIO 102 hybrid, ENG 241 hybrid, PLS 120 hybrid, MUS 121 online
Summer II:
HUM 201 online, PED 107, PED 116
Fall 2018 Schedule

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Spring 2019 Schedule

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Certificate Program Course Schedules

Fall 2018 Schedule
Business Leadership Certificate Program Classes - Fall 2018
ClassDaysTimesRoomInstructorCreditsDates
1st 8-Weeks
SDV 100
College Success Skills
Monday 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. LFGC 006M 1

2nd 8-Weeks
BUS 100 
Intro to Business

Monday 5:30 p.m. - 8:25 p.m. LFGC 006M

Class Notes: 

These classes are HYBRID courses and are restricted to Fairfax County Employees. Classes meet at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 170, Fairfax VA 22035. These HYBRID classes meet on Mondays and the remainder of the class time is online. Access to a computer is required. Students may work from home or on campus; open computer lab is in CT 122

Spring 2019 Schedule
Business Leadership Certificate Program Classes - Spring 2019
ClassDaysTimesRoomInstructorCreditsDates
1st 8-Weeks
BUS 111
Introduction to Business
3

2nd 8-Weeks
CST 227
Business & Professional Communications

  3

Class Notes: 

These classes are HYBRID courses and are restricted to Fairfax County Employees. Classes meet at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 170, Fairfax VA 22035. These HYBRID classes meet on Mondays and the remainder of the class time is online. Access to a computer is required. Students may work from home or on campus; open computer lab is in CT 122

Summer 2019 Schedule
Business Leadership Certificate Program Classes - Summer 2019
ClassDaysTimesRoomInstructorCreditsDates
1st 8-Weeks
BUS 205
Human Resource Management
3

2nd 8-Weeks
BUS 117
Leadership Development

  3

Class Notes: 

These classes are HYBRID courses and are restricted to Fairfax County Employees. Classes meet at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 170, Fairfax VA 22035. These HYBRID classes meet on Mondays and the remainder of the class time is online. Access to a computer is required. Students may work from home or on campus; open computer lab is in CT 122

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