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College Information Sessions

We are offering the following information sessions to prepare students for their NOVA journey and beyond!
  • 6/2 1PM – Parent Lunch and Learn
  • 6/14 1PM – Transfer 101
    • Tuesday June 14, 2022 1PM – 2PM
    • Learn about transferring your NOVA degree to a four-year university. 
    • Click HERE to register.
  • 6/23 1PM – NOVA/Mason ADVANCE
    • Thursday June 23, 2022 1PM – 2PM
    • Learn about the ADVANCE program, which gives NOVA students targeted, personalized support to complete their bachelor's degrees in a timely manner and save money.
    • Click HERE to register.
  • 6/29 4PM – Planning your Fall Semester at NOVA
  • 7/20 1PM – Financial Aid Info Session
    • Wednesday 7/20 1PM – 2PM
    • Learn about how to find and apply for financial aid for your college journey.
    • Click HERE to register.

JumpStart 2 NOVA

JumpStart2NOVA offers tuition-free summer college courses to
high school seniors who are considering attending NOVA, and who will
be graduating from a public, private, or home school in spring 2022. 

JumpStart2NOVA is for students residing in the
City of Alexandria, Arlington County, City of Falls Church,
Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, City of Manassas,
City of Manassas Park, or Prince William County.  

Online summer session begins on May 31, 2022 and ends on August 8, 2022.

The application window for JumpStart2NOVA
closed on May 2, 2022.

So, what are you waiting for? JumpStart your college career now with NOVA!

What NOVA Courses Can I Take with JumpStart2NOVA? 

JumpStart Course

Course Name



Cost of Materials

ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art 3 Online/Asynchronous $191 text
(or $69 digital)
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3 Online/Asynchronous $0
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Online/Asynchronous $0
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 Online/Asynchronous $0
HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II 3 Online/Asynchronous $0
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning* 3 Online/Asynchronous $76 text
MTH 161 Precalculus 1 3 Online/Asynchronous $130 text
MUS 121 Music in Society 3 Online/Asynchronous $0
PHI 220 Ethics 3 Online/Asynchronous $0
PLS 135 US Government and Politics 3 Online/Asynchronous $0
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3 Online/Asynchronous $100 text
REL 100 Intro to the Study of Religion 3 Online/Asynchronous $0

SDV 100

*MTH 154 is not for STEM Majors

College Success Skills 1 Online/Asynchronous $0

How much will JumpStart2NOVA courses cost?

Tuition for up to four credits of JumpStart2NOVA courses will be paid via scholarship – one three-credit course plus our one-credit College Success Skills course. Students do not owe tuition and fees for courses enrolled through the JumpStart2NOVA program. Students are responsible for any textbooks or course materials required.

Students will see a tuition bill for their JumpStart2NOVA courses and will receive email reminders to make a payment. Please disregard these reminders. As long as you followed the registration procedures and were enrolled through the Office of Dual Enrollment, NOVA will apply your scholarship to cover tuition and fees for your JumpStart course no later than the last day of class. You are responsible for tuition and fees for any courses enrolled outside of the JumpStart2NOVA program.

How Do I Qualify for my JumpStart Course?

All JumpStart2NOVA students must reside in NOVA’s service area, be graduating high school in spring 2022, and be in good academic standing at NOVA.

NOVA Course

English Placement Requirements 
(Must submit one
qualifying score)

Math Placement Requirements 
(Must submit one
qualifying score)

ART 101, CST 110, ECO 201, ENG 111, HIS 112, MUS 121, PHI 220, PLS 135, PSY 200, REL 100, SDV 100

High School GPA 3.0 or higher



ACT English / Reading 18

MTH 154* High School GPA 3.0 or higher  Grade of 2.0 (C) or higher in a high school math course
PSAT EBRW 390 PSAT Math 500
SAT EBRW 480 SAT Math 530
ACT English / Writing 18 ACT Math 22
MTH 161* High School GPA 3.0 or higher  Grade of 2.0 (C) or higher in Algebra II
SAT EBRW 480 SAT Math 530
ACT English / Writing 18 ACT Math 22
*Math courses require at least one qualifying score from both the English Placement Requirements and the Math Placement Requirements.

How Do I Apply for the JumpStart Program?

STEP 1: Apply to NOVA

Complete your application to NOVA and select your admit term as Summer 2022. Be sure to copy your EMPLID, username and password for future reference. 

If you are already a NOVA student, locate your EMPLID and proceed to step 2.

STEP 2: Complete your JumpStart2NOVA application

Go to https://nvcc.dualenroll.com/login. First-time users must create an account using your personal email address and a new username and password. This is not the same as your NOVA login credentials that you were given when you applied to NOVA. 

Returning users log into your existing nvcc.DualEnroll.com account. 

All students must upload a current high school transcript, and any additional qualifying score reports if they are using test scores to qualify for courses. 

Be sure to select JumpStart2NOVA 2022 as your term. 

Pick one 3-credit course, and add the 1-credit SDV 100 if you wish. If you select more than 4 credits worth of courses, your request will not be approved.

STEP 3: Check your email for updates on your JumpStart2NOVA application.

We will send you email updates as we process your application. Timely response is required. All steps and necessary documents must be submitted before 5PM on April 29, 2022.

Did you know…

over 23% of Northern Virginia public school graduates attended NOVA in 2017-2018?

SOURCE: NOVA Office of Institutional Research

Did you know…

47% of first-time college students transferred with a degree from NOVA to another postsecondary institution?

SOURCE: NOVA Office of Institutional Research