Welcome to the Northern Virginia Community College Website

Accessibility Navigation:

College Catalog 2018-2019

NOVA's College Catalog provides programs of study, course descriptions and more.

College Catalog

NOVA's online catalog is the official catalog of the College. The Catalog includes information about admission to the College, enrollment, degrees and certificates and academic policies.

Programs of Study & Course Descriptions

Programs of Study refer to an associate degree with its own curriculum code and all related specializations, certificates and career studies certificates.

PDF Edition

The original version of NOVA's online annual catalog is available in PDF format and was prepared on the basis of the best information available at the time of publication. There is no longer a print edition.


On-Time Registration

All students must register prior to the start of their course. Registration in SIS ends at 11:59 p.m. the day before a session begins. Students who register after that day and time must come to campus in person to sign up for a course that has open seats and has not started yet. Once students register, they have until 5:00 p.m. the next business day to pay for the course. Students cannot register for a class that already started and cannot add/swap a class once it has begun. Any schedule adjustment needed after a course has begun requires permission from the academic dean.