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Disability Support Service (DSS)

  • student communicates using sign language
  • students using a computer with the aid of assistive technology
  • Student works through a handout with the help of an Interpreter

NOVA is committed to ensuring all students have an opportunity to pursue a college education regardless of the presence or absence of a disability. NOVA makes reasonable accommodations in providing course, program and building modification, and/or auxiliary aids and services in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. No academically qualified student with a disability shall be denied access to or participation in the services, programs and activities of the College.


Instructions for Requesting Initial Accommodations

New Students Service Database Tutorial

Once you have watched the video, please start the process.

Instructions for Renewing Accommodations

Returning Students Service Database Tutorial

Once you have watched the video, please start the process.

Instructions for Visiting Students

New Students Service Database Tutorial

Once you have watched the video, please start the process.

Request Accommodations


Accessible parking spaces are available on each NOVA campus. Please contact the Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain a permit.

Students With Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

College Steps has partnered with NOVA and student's parents to advance the social, academic, independent living and career aspirations of students living with social or learning challenges. College Steps individualizes supportive learning options for college students ages 18 to 26 for whom navigating college is challenged by social, academic or learning barriers. More information on College Steps.

Placement Tests

VPT English and VPT Math are untimed. If you have other needs that require academic accommodations for a placement test at NOVA, please complete the processes described below for requesting accommodations PRIOR to taking your placement test. To ensure timely implementation of accommodations students are expected to request accommodations at least three weeks in advance, particularly during peak registration times. Peak times are July thru August and December thru January.

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