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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:

  • Fall Semester: March 1 (New and Returning Students)
  • Spring Semester: October 1 (New Students)
  • Summer Semester: April 1
  • Loan Request Deadline: April 15
Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA)

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.

Questions Before You Apply?

If you have last-minute questions before applying for enrollment, our academic advisors are happy to help. Let us know what we can do to help!

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