When you register for a class at NOVA, you are making a commitment to attend the class regularly, either in person or online. Since the Commonwealth of Virginia contributes a significant portion of your educational costs, you must establish your attendance or participation early in the semester, rather than taking a seat that might have gone to another student. The census date marks the last day to make that change.
If you do not attend at least one class meeting or participate in an online learning class by the census date (last day to drop with a tuition refund), your class registration will be administratively deleted.
Administrative deletion means:
- there will be no record of the class or any letter grade on your transcript;
- the course credits will be deducted from your course load;
- the reduction of credits may affect your student status (full-time or part-time); and
- you will not receive a tuition refund.
Summer 2019 Census Dates (in person classes only)
- 12-week session: June 3
- First 6-week session: May 26
- 10-week session: May 30
- 8-week session: May 28
- Second 6-week session: July 7
|NOVA Online/ELI Dates||Start Date||Last Day to Drop with a Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date)|
|Twelve-week||May 20||June 3|
|First 10-week||May 20||May 30|
|Second 10-week||June 3||June 13|
|First 8-week||May 20||May 28|
|Second 8-week||June 17||June 25|
|First 6-week||May 20||May 26|
|Second 6-week||July 1||July 7|
|First 4-week (MTT 1 only)||May 20||May 24|
|Second 4-week (MTT 1 only)||June 17||June 21|
|Third 4-week (MTT 1 only)||July 15||July 19|
For variable duration (dynamic) classes, the census date is individually set. For these variable duration classes, in the Student Information System, click on the class. The date for Drop Without Penalty is the last date to drop with a refund.