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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 Alexandria City Public Schools, Arlington Public Schools, Fairfax County Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, and Prince William County Public Schools the opportunity to take up to two tuition-free college courses for spring 2023 semester.

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Early Online College (EOC) offers select tuition-free college courses to high school juniors and seniors attending Alexandria City Public Schools, Arlington Public Schools, Fairfax County Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, and Prince William County Public Schools. Students are responsible for textbooks and other course material purchases.

  • A completed application for Early Online College is due by 5:00 p.m. on December 31, 2022.
  • Orientation is on January 24, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. (See below).
  • Online courses begin on January 31, 2023, and end on April 24, 2023.

Early Online College Orientation

When: January 24, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada)
Where: Online via Zoom

Register for Orientation


What Courses Can I Take Through NOVA's Early Online College?

All courses are offered online in an asynchronous format; you will not have scheduled meetings but regular deadlines throughout the semester. Course options vary based on your school division. You can select your classes at https://nvcc.dualenroll.com

EOC Course

Course Name

Credits

Cost of Materials

Where Offered?

ARA 101

Beginning Arabic I

4

$19.95 - $40.00

ACPS, APS, LCPS, PWCS

ART 100

Art Appreciation

3

$74.99 - $80.99

ACPS, FCPS

ART 102

History of Art: Renaissance to Modern

3

$69.49 - $191

LCPS

BUS 100

Introduction to Business

3

$157.14

FCPS

CST 100

Principles of Public Speaking

3

$50.00

PWCS

CST 110

Introduction to Human Communication

3

$0

ACPS, APS, FCPS, LCPS

ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics

3

$0

ACPS, APS, FCPS, LCPS, PWCS

HIS 101

Western Civilization Pre-1600 CE

3

$0

FCPS

HIS 102

Western Civilization Post-1600 CE

3

$0

APS

HIS 112

World Civilization Post-1500 CE

3

$0

PWCS

ITE 152

Intro to Digital and Info Literacy and Computer Applications

3

$134.99

ACPS, APS, FCPS, PWCS

ITP 100

Software Design

3

$74.99 - $142.84

PWCS

MTH 154

Quantitative Reasoning

3

$70.25

FCPS, PWCS

MUS 121

Music in Society

3

$0

ACPS, APS, FCPS, LCPS, PWCS

PLS 135

U.S. Government and Politics

3

$0

ACPS

PLS 140

Introduction to Comparative Politics

3

$44.70 - $101.33

APS, FCPS, LCPS, PWCS

PSY 200

Principles of Psychology

3

$77.24 - $96.79

ACPS, APS, FCPS, LCPS

REL 100

Intro to the Study of Religion

3

$0

ACPS, FCPS, PWCS

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

$0

ACPS, APS, FCPS, LCPS, PWCS

How Much Will Early Online College Courses Cost?

Tuition for up to two select courses will be paid via scholarship. Students do not owe tuition and fees for courses enrolled through the Early Online College program. Students are responsible for any textbooks or course materials required.

Students will see a tuition bill for their Early Online College courses and will receive email reminders to make a payment. As long as you followed the registration steps outlined below and were enrolled in an Early Online College section through the Office of Dual Enrollment, please disregard these reminders. NOVA will apply your scholarship to your EOC course tuition and fees no later than the last day of class. You are responsible for the tuition and fees of any enrollment outside the Early Online College program.

How Do I Qualify for my Early Online College Course?

  1. Early Online College students must be a junior or senior attending Alexandria City Public Schools, Arlington Public Schools, Fairfax County Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, or Prince William County Schools. Students must provide a current transcript to demonstrate their enrollment in ACPS, APS, FCPS, LCPS, or PWCS.
  2. Students must be in good academic standing at NOVA.
  3. Students must provide evidence of a qualifying score:
    • High school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
    • PSAT EBRW score of 390 or higher;
    • SAT EBRW score of 480 or higher; or
    • ACT English/Reading score of 18 or higher.
  4. Students taking MTH 154 must have a C or higher in any high school math class and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

How do I apply to the Early Online College Program?

STEP 1: Apply to NOVA

  • Complete your application to NOVA and select your admit term as Spring 2023.
  • Be sure to copy your EMPLID, username and password for future reference.

STEP 2: Complete your Early Online College Application

  • Go to https://nvcc.dualenroll.com/login. First-time users must create an account using their 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 additional qualifying score reports if they use test scores to qualify for courses.
  • Be sure to select Early Online College Spring 2023 as your term.
  • Pick up to two courses. If you select more than two courses, your request will not be approved.

STEP 3: Check your email for updates on your Early Online College application

  • We will send you email updates as we process your application. A timely response is required. All steps and necessary documents must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on December 31, 2022.
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