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Welcome to First Year Advising

If you are a recent high school graduate, have never been to college before and are enrolled in an academic program, NOVA’s First Year Advising program is for you. We will connect you with your own First Year Advisor who will help you to Start Strong at NOVA!

First Year Advisors assist you in goal setting, degree selection, academic planning, accessing student services and more. In addition, once you’re ready, your First Year Advisor will connect you with a Faculty Advisor from your academic division who can provide you with ongoing, discipline-specific advising and support.

First Year Admission

  • Have you graduated or are you a recent high school graduate?
  • Are you between the age of 17-24 with no prior college experience?
  • Are you new student who has never attended college?

Note: Not including Dual Enrollment

You'll want to visit the First Year Admission site to learn how to Get Started. 

Resources for Students

NOVA’s First Year Advising program provides advising to students who are recent high school graduates, have never been to college before and are enrolled in an academic program. Our goal is to retain you by promoting early engagement, building connections with advisors and faculty, and teaching you how to plan and evaluate your academic performance.

First Year Advisors services are available on each of NOVA’s campuses. To find more information, choose your preferred campus: