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JumpStart Your College Career with NOVA!

Thank you for your interest in JumpStart. The application period has ended as of April 30, 2021.


JumpStart offers tuition free, college courses to eligible Northern Virginia high school graduating seniors.

JumpStart is for students enrolled in these Virginia public school systems as well as our existing private school partners: Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church City, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Manassas City, Manassas Park City and Prince William County.

Online summer session begins on June 1, 2021 and ends on August 9, 2021.

A completed application to JumpStart is due by April 30, 2021.

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

What NOVA Courses Can I Take with JumpStart? 

JumpStart Course

Course Name



ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I 3 Online/Asynchronous
CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3 Online/Asynchronous
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Online/Asynchronous
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 Online/Asynchronous
HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II 3 Online/Asynchronous
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3 Online/Asynchronous
PLS 135 American National Politics 3 Online/Asynchronous
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3 Online/Asynchronous

How Do I Qualify for my JumpStart Course?

NOVA Course

English Placement Requirements (Must submit one)

Math Placement Requirements (Must submit one)

ART 101, CST 110, ECO 201, ENG 111, HIS 102, PLS 135, PSY 200 High School GPA 3.0 or higher High School GPA 3.0 or higher
SAT EBRW 480 SAT 530
ACT English / Reading 18 ACT 22
VPT ENG 111 VPT Any Unit Above 0
Verified SOL Math Credit
MTH 154 High School GPA 3.0 or higher High School GPA 3.0 or higher
SAT EBRW 480 SAT 530
ACT English / Reading 18 ACT 22
VPT ENG 111 VPT Units 1-5

How Do I Apply for the JumpStart Program?

STEP 1: Apply to NOVA

Complete your application to NOVA. 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 JumpStart 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 your GPA is lower than a 3.0. Select Summer 2021 - JumpStart as your term. Pick up to 2 classes. If you select more than 2 classes, your request will not be approved.

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

We will send you email updates as we process your application. Timely response is required. All steps and necessary documents must be submitted on or before April 30, 2021.

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