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Fall 2023 - Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar


15 Week Term

1st 7 Week Term

13 Week Term

2nd 7 Week Term

Open Registration Begins (All Students)

April 10

April 10

April 10

April 10

Academic Advising Week in preparation for the for Fall 2023 semester

April 10 - 14

April 10 - 14

April 10 - 14

April 10 - 14

Last Day for Students to Add Their Names to Class Wait-lists

August 8

August 8

August 23

October 5

Classes Begin

August 21

August 21

September 5

October 18

Students May Add or Drop Courses Through NOVAConnect

August 21-27

August 21-23

September 5-10

October 18-20

Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)**

September 7

August 28

September 19

October 26

Last day to withdraw without grade penalty***

October 28

September 19

November 3

November 20

Final Exam Week

December 6-12


December 6-12


Last Day of Final Exams

December 12

October 8

December 12

December 12

NOVA Online Sessions

Important Dates

Academic Advising Week in preparation for the for Fall 2023 semester

April 10 - 14

Tuition payment deadline if you register by July 31. If you register August 1 or after, your tuition payment is due the next day. NOVA will drop you for non-payment.

August 1

Buy books and supplies at the bookstore with
excess financial aid

August 7 – October 26

Financial aid adjustments begin. Classes added on or after this date for the current term will not increase student eligibility for financial aid grants. Aid may be reduced for students enrolled in less than 12 eligible
credits. Information on financial aid awards, disbursements and refunds is available here: https://www.nvcc.edu/financialaid/policies/awards-refunds.html

September 8

Parking enforcement on Student B Lots begins at 6:00
a.m. Students are not required to display a permit while parked in a B lot after 3:45 p.m. on weekdays or anytime on weekends.

September 8

Last day to apply for Graduation*

October 1

Fall 2023 Breaks & Holidays

Labor Day: College Closed

September 2- 4

Fall Break: Classes Do Not Meet

October 9 - 10

Election Day: College Closed

November 7

Thanksgiving Break

November 22 – 26

* Earlier application is highly recommended.

** To find the last day to drop with tuition refund (census date) for a variable duration (dynamic) course, go to www.nvcc.edu/schedule, search for the course, then click on the class number.

*** Withdrawals after this date require documentation of mitigating circumstances and permission of the instructor and the academic dean. Please check NOVAConnect for start dates and census dates for variable duration (dynamic) sessions.