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The Honors Program provides you with an enriched program of study.

Qualified, highly motivated students may enrich their study through participation in NOVA’s Honors Program or by enrolling in individual Honors courses. The Honors Program provides a comprehensive, educational experience for Honors students and allows them to interact as a community of learners. The Honors Program is designed to provide motivated students with an enriched program of study.

Admission Requirements

You may enter the Honors Program during your first semester at NOVA or you may enter later. To be considered for admission, you must meet at least one of the requirements below:
  • Present recommendations from two high school teachers (if currently a high school student) or from two college teaching faculty or counselors based on any courses taken at a college or university. OR Provide a recommendation from the Honors chair, or counselor, that indicates student's life experience, special aptitude, or interest that indicates potential for success in an Honors course. 

Apply to Honors in 3 Easy Steps 

How to Apply to NOVA Honors Program

1. Click Apply to NOVA Honors Program link below click-icon.png
2. Download and complete Honors application download.png
3. Email completed application to NOVA Honors free-send-mail.png

You are encouraged to apply to the Honors Program in your first semester, but you may apply at any time. All applications will be reviewed by the NOVA Honors staff for completion and eligibility. All students will be notified via email within 4-weeks of application submission. 


Not Sure Honors is Right For You?

Honors Lead Faculty and Honors counselors are available at each campus to help students decide if the Honors Program or specific Honors courses will help focus their academic goals. Student services staff, counselors, and advising specialists also can provide students with further information.

Is NOVA Honors Right for Me?

Contact an honors representative today!