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Academic Advising

Academic Advising can assist you through your educational journey. NOVA academic advisors can help you get started at NOVA, choose a program of study, review course selection, explore transfer and career opportunities and more.

Ready to enroll? First things first, you need to get Nighthawk Ready. Click here to follow the steps you need to complete before meeting with an advisor.


Academic advising is available for walk-in service at campus Advising Centers. Current students can make an appointment for advising through NAVIGATE Student from myNOVA.

Virtual Advising

Connect with our advisors online to explore your academic options and find the best paths for your educational journey. 

Programming Areas

The ADV 100 virtual advising sessions will guide you through your first-semester enrollment and class scheduling, introduce you to important resources at the college, and help you understand the academic requirements and course sequences in your program of study.

The ADV 200 virtual advising sessions are a review of your academic advisement. You will learn to recognize your graduation requirements identify additional credentials you might be eligible to earn on the way. The sessions will also provide you with a checklist of completion requirements and address your questions about graduation.

Fall 2024 Registration Labs


We are dedicated to ensuring you are enrolled in the appropriate courses and are available to assist you. NOVA staff and faculty will guide you in selecting the necessary classes for your academic program. The registration labs are specifically designed for Fall 2024 semester enrollment. To participate, please ensure the following:

  • You have applied to NOVA
  • You have accessed your MyNOVA account

Registration Labs are open to all students needing assistance with their Fall 2024 schedule. Please see the campus-specific Registration Lab schedule below:

Alexandria Campus, Bisdorf Building, Room AA 194
Monday, July 8 to Thursday, August 8, 2024
11am to 3pm

Annandale Campus, CA 115H
July 8 through August 19, 2024
Monday 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 12 pm – 1pm & 3pm-4pm
Thursday 11:30am – 12:30 pm

Loudoun Campus, Room LR 209
July 8 through August 19, 2024
11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm

Manassas Campus, Trailside Building- MTS 245
Monday through Thursday
12pm – 1pm & 3pm – 4pm

Woodbridge Campus, Woodbridge Villages H Building (Student Services)
Monday, July 8 to Thursday, August 8, 2024
11am to 3pm

Advising Center Locations

Alexandria:  5000 Dawes Avenue, Bisdorf (AA) Building, 194.
Annandale:   8333 Little River Turnpike, Mark Warner Building (CA), 112
Manassas: 10370 Battleview Parkway, Oak Hill Building (MOH) 
Medical Education (MEC Springfield):  6699 Springfield Center Drive, 202
Loudoun:   21200 Campus Drive, Reynolds Building, LR 256
Woodbridge:   2645 College Dr., Woodbridge Village 3, Building H
Virtual:   Virtual Advising

Advising Hours

Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: Closed

Academic Support

Whether you need one-on-one tutoring, paper review or test preparation, NOVA has academic support options for you.


NOVA's Tutoring Centers offer two types of services: in-person at our campus centers and virtual tutoring through Zoom.


Explore NOVA Library resources, from catalogs to databases and multimedia, offering student and faculty support, convenient hours, and helpful guides.