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Message from the President

Welcome to NOVA!

Dr. KressThank you for choosing NOVA!

More than 70,000 students this year are discovering that NOVA has exactly what they’re looking for to meet their educational needs.

The high quality of NOVA’s offerings is well known:

  • Our classes feature up-to-date technology and course content to prepare you for today’s competitive job market;
  • We also offer courses that will transfer to colleges all over Virginia and the nation. In fact, NOVA has guaranteed admission agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities for students who meet specific requirements.

NOVA’s excellence is delivered by a devoted faculty who loves teaching and really cares about the success of every student, and a staff who works hard to make sure you have what you need to accomplish your goals.

At NOVA, you’ll find students with diverse backgrounds and views who will enrich your educational experience.

As if that weren’t enough, NOVA offers the most affordable education in the area, so that with planning, you can still transfer to the university of your choice when you graduate with an A.A. or A.S. degree. Other programs prepare graduates for great jobs.

We are delighted to welcome you—and look forward to serving you.


Anne M. Kress, President
Northern Virginia Community College