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Information Session to Explain NOVA’s Dual Enrollment Program

January 8, 2008

High school students can earn both high school and college credits for completing the same course through the dual enrollment program sponsored by Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA).

An information session scheduled for Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at Osbourn High School in Manassas will explain the program to students and their parents. NOVA plans to offer dual enrollment Chinese language courses at area high schools during the 2008-09 school year. Locations will depend on student interest.

“Beginning Chinese I,” starting in fall 2008, is intended for high school juniors and seniors. Students who pass the course will earn five credits awarded by NOVA in addition to credits that count toward high school graduation. Students may continue with “Beginning Chinese II” in spring 2009 to earn additional credits.

Dual enrollment helps students get a head start on college since NOVA credits transfer easily to most four-year colleges and universities. To learn more, call Jenni Barlet at 703-257-8253.

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 60,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site,