First Year Experience (FYE) & Orientation

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Just starting at NOVA? Become Nighthawk Ready!

Follow these steps to success at NOVA:

Watch the  Enrollment Prep Presentation

The Enrollment Prep presentation includes information on:

  • Direct Enrollment Survey to determine English (ENG) and Math (MTH) placement
  • How to access myNOVA
  • How to interpret degree requirements
  • Student registration system and creating your first-semester schedule

Complete   New2NOVA

This virtual orientation program is for all new NOVA students. You will learn about:

  • Academic Programs
  • Policies & Procedures
  • How to enroll in classes
  • Valuable services and resources for your first semester

Interactive Tutorials:

First Year Experience

Established in 2021, the new First Year Experience (FYE) at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) strives to empower students to make the most of their first year as part of the NOVA community. FYE programming provides students with opportunities for exploration and personal development as they acclimate to college life. This is achieved through a coordinated series of opportunities to engage with services & resources, connect with faculty, staff and peers, enhance academic & personal readiness and engage in co-curricular and civic-minded learning opportunities.

Check out the FYE Events Calendar for upcoming programs! Additional programs are coming soon!

Accommodation Statement

NOVA makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you have accommodation needs, please contact within 14 working days prior to attending a scheduled event. ASL interpreter requests can be arranged by emailing at least four weeks prior to attending a scheduled event.


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