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Early Online College

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Start your college career early with online courses at NOVA! Early Online College (EOC) allows current high school juniors or seniors attending Arlington Public Schools, Fairfax County Public Schools, and Prince William County Public Schools the opportunity to take up to two tuition free college courses this spring.

Students are responsible for textbooks and other course material purchases.

Let’s Get Started!

Registration opens November 15, 2021 and a completed application is due by January 14, 2022.

Early Online College courses begin on February 1, 2022 and end on April 25, 2022.

What NOVA courses can I take with Early Online College?

Course options vary based on your school division. You can select your classes in nvcc.dualenroll.com.

How do I qualify for my EOC course?

Course Type

High School Transcript*





(Except Math 154)

Current cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher


ERW score of 480 or higher


ERW score of 390 or higher


18 or higher on both English and Writing subject area tests


Placement into ENG 111

MTH 154

Current cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and a 2.0 (C) grade or higher in a high school math course


ERW score of 480 or higher and math score of 530 or higher


ERW score of 390 or higher and math score of 500 or higher


22 or higher on math subject area test


Placement in MTH 154 or higher (satisfaction of MTE 1-5)

How do I apply to the Early Online College Program?


Apply to NOVA

All students must first apply to NOVA and be assigned a Student ID number. If you are already a NOVA student, locate your Student ID number, username, and password and proceed to Step 2.


All students must have an account in nvcc.dualenroll.com. If you have not already, createNew Student Account in nvcc.dualenroll.com (a different set of credentials is required - you will not log in with your MyNOVA username and password). You will need your Student ID number to create your account. If you have already created an account in nvcc.dualenroll.com, log in, and proceed to Step 3. Click here for directions on how to create your nvcc.dualenroll.com account.


Select your Early Online College course in your nvcc.dualenroll.com account. You must select Early Online College-Spring 2022 for your term on the top left of the page to select the courses available in your school district. You may select up to two courses.


All students must upload a copy of their current (2021-2022 academic year) high school transcript and any qualifying test scores. Your application will not be considered if you do not include a current (2021-2022 academic year) high school transcript.


Check your application status in your nvcc.dualenroll.com account. Your application will not be considered if we do not receive consent from your parent or legal guardian in nvcc.dualenroll.com. 
If approved, we will enroll you and confirm your enrollment before your course begins.

Check your email often for updates regarding your application, enrollment, orientation and getting started tips.

What You Need to Know about Early Online College!

  • Early Online College courses are free of tuition and fees. Textbook and other course material purchases may be required. 
  • You may take up to two Early Online College courses.
  • A current high school transcript (2021-2022 academic year) is required to complete your Early Online College application.
  • Students must show evidence of eligibility requirements through GPA or other qualifying test scores.
  • Early Online College courses are designed to fulfill NOVA degree requirements and transfer well to other colleges and universities.
  • Early Online College courses are asynchronous NOVA Online courses. Access to a computer and reliable internet is required. More information about NOVA Online.
  • Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), disability services are available to you if you are currently enrolled, have a documented disability that substantially limits you in one or more of life's major activities, and is otherwise academically qualified. If you require these services, visit Accommodations and Accessibility Services.
  • Early Online College courses become part of your official NOVA transcript.
  • Juniors and Seniors currently attending an Arlington Public School, Fairfax County Public High School, or Prince William County Public School are eligible to apply.
  • NOVA staff will register you for your Early Online College courses. Please do not attempt to change sections as only certain course sections are eligible for free tuition.