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Student Development Courses

Student Development Courses

All curricular students, except those in some career studies certificate programs, shall participate in a one-credit student development course designed to help them succeed in college, either SDV 100 College Success Skills or SDV 101 Orientation to a specific discipline. All SDV courses cover topics related to academic success, responsible decision making, and College information. Some sections address additional topics and some are intended for students in specific programs.

NOVA students must take an SDV course within their first 15 semester hours at the College, unless the requirement has been waived. SDV waivers may be granted for students who hold a transfer-oriented associate degree or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Students still must complete the required number of credits for their degree.