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Dual Enrollment Procedures

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Classes specially designated as contract dual enrollment are offered at various high schools within the NOVA service region. These classes are offered during the regular school day for students attending that specific high school or academy. They are taught by high school instructors who meet NOVA’s credentialing requirements and serve as NOVA adjunct instructors.

Here is the full list of courses offered at the high schools: Dual Enrollment course offerings 

NOVA currently offers contract dual enrollment classes in these school districts:

  • Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS)
  • Arlington County Public Schools (APS)
  • Bishop Ireton High School
  • Christ Chapel Academy
  • Falls Church City Public Schools (FCCPS)
  • Fairfax Christian School
  • Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)
  • Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS)
  • Manassas City Public Schools (MCPS)
  • Manassas Park Public Schools (MPCS)
  • Paul VI Catholic HS
  • Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS)
  • Saint John Paul The Great Catholic HS
  • Seton School
  • Wakefield School

Check with your high school counseling office to learn more about specific offerings within the high school.

Contract Dual Enrollment Checklist

Questions regarding high school dual enrollment students taking classes at their high school can be sent to:

NOVA Office of Dual Enrollment
Email: Dualenrollment@nvcc.edu

Step #1 - Discuss

Discuss your plan to take dual enrollment class offered at the high school with your parent or guardian and high school counselor.

Meet with the guidance office to get a Dual Enrollment Intent Form, information on how to apply to NOVA online and the testing dates for taking the placement tests at your high school.

Step #2 - Apply

Applying to NOVA is free and must be completed online. Go to www.nvcc.edu and select the Apply Now tab at the top of the screen on the right side. Follow the guidelines provided.

After you submit the application online, you will receive a seven-digit Student ID number at the end of the application process. NOVA Student IDs are used to identify students in myNOVA/NOVAConnect and for college records. Along with the ID number, you will also be given a username that will be used to access myNOVA and NOVA’s Canvas site. It is recommended you reset your myNOVA password within 24 hours of applying.

A Social Security number is not required to be on file; however, failure to provide a Social Security number may limit or delay access to services where the number is required by federal or state law (ex. tax reporting, receiving financial aid after high school graduation).

Step #3 - Verify Eligibility

Work with your high school counselor to verify you meet the readiness requirements through GPA, PSAT, SAT, ACT, SOL or AP results.

Step #4 - Create an account at nvcc.dualenroll.com

Go to nvcc.dualenroll.com and create an account or log into your existing account. Select your class(es) and upload any required documents.

Contract classes taken within the high school are offered free of charge. This applies to any course that is taken within the high school that is included under the contract between the school district and NOVA.

As a student in a contract dual enrollment class, you do not register for classes directly. Your high school will collect the necessary paperwork. The entire class will be enrolled by NOVA’s Office of Dual Enrollment (ODE).

Please log in to your myNOVA account to verify your enrollment.

Step #5 - Prepare

You may go to the nearest campus to get a NOVACard. Go to the NOVACard website for more information about services and advantages.

Enroll in NOVA Classes as a Dual Enrollment Student in 6 Easy Steps:

Questions regarding high school dual enrollment students taking classes on campus can be sent to:

NOVA Office of Dual Enrollment
Email: dualenrollment@nvcc.edu

Step #1 - Discuss

Talk about your plan to dual enroll with your parent or guardian and high school counselor. Review the NOVA Catalog and Schedule of Classes. Decide which NOVA course(s) to take and if appropriate, the equivalent high school course(s).

You must complete the admissions process two weeks prior to the start of class. Please check the NOVA website to determine when the session starts.

Step #2 – Apply to NOVA

The application process is free and must be completed online. Complete your college application here.
After you submit the application online, you will receive a seven-digit Student ID number, username and temporary password to set up your myNOVA account.

A Social Security number is not required to be on file; however, failure to provide a Social Security number may limit or delay access to services where the number is required by federal or state law (ex. tax reporting, receiving financial aid after high school graduation).

Step #3 - Gather Placement Documentation

All dual enrollment students must demonstrate college readiness in English and math as well as submit a current high school or homeschool transcript. Placement information can be found here.

Step #4 - Complete Form

Complete the appropriate DE recommendation form.

  • High school students must complete, sign and submit a NVCC 125-207: Dual Enrollment Recommendation: Individual High School Student form to dualenrollment@nvcc.edu.
  • Home schooled students must complete, sign and submit a NVCC 125-208: Dual Enrollment Recommendation: Home Schooled Students form to dualenrollment@nvcc.edu. Home school students must also provide a copy of a home school agreement approved by the school district or a letter from the local school board or a copy of the letter filed by the parent/legal guardian declaring home school for religious exemption.

Step #5 - Speak with a Dual Enrollment Advisor

Once your forms are submitted, a Dual Enrollment Advisor will contact you to coordinate your enrollment.

Step #6 – Pay

Pay your tuition and fees here.

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