Apply for the Upcoming Semester
So, you’re ready to apply? Let’s get started!
Any student 18 years or older, with a high school diploma or equivalent, is eligible to enroll. Remember to submit your application 30 days prior to the beginning of the upcoming semester.
Applications to NOVA are managed through the online platform of Virginia’s Community Colleges (VCCS). You will be prompted to create a user account if you don’t already have one.
Apply for Financial Aid
You may be eligible for financial benefits that ease the burden of college tuition. Find out more about your Financial Aid options as a NOVA student. Keep these filing dates in mind before you apply:
Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA)
- Fall Semester: March 1 (New and Returning Students)
- Spring Semester: October 1 (New Students)
- Summer Semester: April 1
- Loan Request Deadline: April 15
Make Sure You Have All the Forms You Need to Apply
Have you selected an Area of Study yet? NOVA has options for any kind of student.
Keep an eye on NOVA’s Academic Calendar to stay aware of upcoming deadlines.
Depending on the type of student you are, your application may require supplemental forms. Common forms are listed below, and everything you need can be found in NOVA’s Student Forms Library.
If you have additional questions, please contact an academic advisor at NOVA.