Once you have signed up for a registration lab, there are a few important steps you should complete prior to your registration lab session.
1. Complete your placement testing and/or submit supporting documents for English and mathematics placement.
NOVA provides new students with a variety of options to determine the most appropriate placement for English and mathematics. Following the correct placement can help you succeed in your program of study by providing you with the most appropriate course recommendations to meet your specific needs. Once you have signed up for a registration lab, our orientation staff will reach out to you with information on how to submit any documentation you may have for determining placement. For more information, please see the following resources:
- Placement Testing Information
- Remote Placement Guidance
2. Check your student account for registration holds in myNOVA.
Sometimes, students may receive a registration hold or service indicator on their student account that may impact their ability to register for classes. This usually means that NOVA needs some additional information from you before the hold can be lifted. This could be additional documentation to determine if you qualify for in-state tuition or to turn in a copy of your HS diploma. To ensure your ability to enroll in classes, it is important to review and address any holds prior to your registration lab. For more information on accessing myNOVA to view/review holds, please see the following resource:
- View Holds in myNOVA (formerly NOVAConnect)
3. Login to Navigate and complete the Major Explorer Quiz.
Navigate is an online tool that is designed to assist students and advisors with academic planning and advising. Students should login to Navigate and complete the Major Explorer Quiz prior to attending your registration lab. For more information on accessing Navigate, please see the following resource:
Navigate for Students