Please submit your application by October 1 to apply for Financial Aid for the Spring Semester.
NOVA has an Open Admissions Policy. Kick start your education, or your career, whenever you want — today, next month, or next year. You’ve got a busy life, and NOVA will be here for you when you are ready.
Are you 18 years or older? With a high school diploma or equivalent? Then you are eligible to take full advantage of our curriculum. All of your academic goals are within reach at NOVA. Earn the credits you need to transfer to a four-year college, enhance your existing skills to advance your career, or just satisfy your intellectual curiosity.
This isn't a "junior" college, by any means. NOVA is big-time.
On each of our six campuses, you'll find unique educational opportunities and extracurricular activities that inspire you to learn and explore. In our classrooms, you'll find state-of-the-art facilities and instructors. As part of our student population, you'll find remarkable diversity among our knowledge seekers. In the Metro DC area, you'll find professional opportunities to launch your career.
Becoming a NOVA student is easy.
The academic degree students earn at NOVA and the chance to transfer to other academic institutions are what makes their journey at NOVA one of hope and progress ... I believe these students are my legacy. They will form the backbone of our future society as well-informed individuals who will fill and create jobs to reverse the trend of recent decades.
Beverlee Drucker, NOVA Emeritus Professor
Let's go. The first thing you want to do is sign up for a user account through Virginia Community College’s (VCC) Online Admissions site.
Next, you'll want to check NOVA's Admissions Calendar to stay current with upcoming deadlines.
Search for the program, or programs, that most interests you. NOVA allows you to choose what, when, and where, you want to study.
Need Financial Aid? Start looking now. NOVA is committed to making college as affordable as possible.
Complete the enrollment process. Talk to an advisor and make sure that you are prepared for the upcoming semester.