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Planning your Fall Semester at NOVA

Join us for a webinar that will focus on answering key questions as you prepare for your Fall semester. Topics covered include goal setting, program identification, course selection, college resources, schedule planning, reviewing holds, registration, and payment tips.

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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 2023 and in good academic standing at NOVA. 

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 30, 2023 and ends on August 9, 2023.

The application window for JumpStart2NOVA
closed on April 28, 2023 at 5 p.m EST.

The deadline has been extended! All documents must be submitted by Friday, May 19, at 5pm EST.

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

What NOVA Courses Can I Take with JumpStart2NOVA? 

JumpStart2NOVA Course

Course Name



Cost of Materials

ART 100 Art Appreciation 3 Online/Asynchronous $74.99-80.99
CST 110 Introduction to Human Communication 3 Online/Asynchronous $0
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Online/Asynchronous $0
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 Online/Asynchronous $0
ITE 152 Introduction to Digital and Information Literacy and Computer Applications 3 Online/Asynchronous $155.99
ITP 150 Python Programming 4 Online/Asynchronous 0
MTH 154* Quantitative Reasoning  3 Online/Asynchronous $70.25
MUS 121 Music in Society 3 Online/Asynchronous $0
PLS 140 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3 Online/Asynchronous $50.34-$105.33
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 Online/Asynchronous $0

SOC 200


Introduction to Sociology 3 Online/Asynchronous $0

*MTH 154 is not for STEM Majors.

**Students who sign up for a JumpStart2NOVA session of MTH 154 are highly encouraged to attend one of our preparatory Ramp Up for MTH 154 workshops. These free workshops are offered virtually and in person. More information will be sent to students who enroll in a JumpStart2NOVA session of MTH 154.

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 JumpStart2NOVA Course?

All JumpStart2NOVA students must reside in NOVA’s service area, be graduating high school in spring 2023, 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 100, CST 110, ECO 202, ENG 111, ITE 152, ITP 150, MUS 121, PLS 140, SOC 200, 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
*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 JumpStart2NOVA Program?

STEP 1: Apply to NOVA

Complete your application to NOVA and select your admit term as Summer 2023. 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 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 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 2023 as your term. 

Pick one course from the list, and add the 1-credit SDV 100 if you wish. If you select more 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 May 19th, 2023.

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