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Parents of Current Students

  • Current NOVA students in orientation
  • Parent and NOVA graduate
  • NOVA volunteers

Welcome to NOVA! We are excited to be part of your student's college experience. Family members are an important part of the NOVA community so we stand committed to the success of our students and the role you play in their education journey.

In this section, you will find a collection of resources for you as the parent or family member of a NOVA student. Remember that we’re always here to help you. If you have any questions, you may reach us by phone, email, or live chat.

Newly Admitted?

Congratulations! If your student has recently been admitted to NOVA, you probably have many questions about what happens next. You can begin with our section on First Year Experience (FYE) & Orientation.

Resources for Parents

There’s a lot to keep track of as the parent or family member of a NOVA student. We’ve collected information to help you stay on track of your student's onboarding experience:

Helping Your Student Succeed

NOVA is committed to helping our students succeed. Learn more about the support services available to students at NOVA including:

NOVA Facts:

  • Transfer: During 2017-18, over 11,200 students transferred from NOVA to a four-year institution. (29.8% increase in annual numbers of Transfers from 2013-14 to 2017-18)
  • Financial Aid: In 2018-19, 30% of NOVA students received some form of financial aid.
  • Public High School Graduates: In 2018-19, 24% of 2017–18 Northern Virginia public high school graduates enrolled at NOVA.
  • International Students: The number of international students attending NOVA in Fall 2018 was 7,373
  • Class Size: NOVA offers small classes with an average of 21 students, taught by award-winning faculty.
  • Graduates: The number of graduates for 2017–18 was 6,347.