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Northern Virginia Community College
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Public   2-Year
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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
50929
Transfer-in
43891
Average Class Size
Overall
30
Years 1 & 2
21
Years 3 & 4
21

Northern Virginia Community College

Northern Virginia (Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Woodbridge, Springfield)

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the second-largest community college in the United States with more than 75,000 students spread across six campuses and online. With a student body consisting of individuals from more than 150 countries, NOVA is also one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States. At NOVA, we are committed to the principles of access, opportunity, student success, and excellence by delivering world class postsecondary teaching, learning, and workforce development. Our faculty are top notch and facilities are state-of-the-art, so our graduates are prepared to be innovators when they transfer or enter the job market.

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Academics
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Freshman Definition
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College Fit
Our classes feature up-to-date technology and course content to prepare you for a competitive job market; We also offer ...see moreOur classes feature up-to-date technology and course content to prepare you for a competitive job market; We also offer courses that will transfer to colleges all over Virginia and the nation. In fact, NOVA has guaranteed admission agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities for students who meet specific requirements.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Catalog year is determined by first semester of program placement.
English Language Proficiency
Students who did not complete high school in the United States, whose language is not English, and who do not have TOEFL...see moreStudents who did not complete high school in the United States, whose language is not English, and who do not have TOEFL/IELTS/ACT/SAT test scores, should take the ESL Placement Assessment at NOVA.
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
Application is free.
Financial Aid
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Tests
If you graduated from high school five or fewer years ago and have not taken col...see moreIf you graduated from high school five or fewer years ago and have not taken college classes yet, you will be placed into college-level math and English by using multiple placement measures such as high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores, as well as the highest-level math you have taken. You may be placed into a corequisite course to help you with the college-level Math or English course; https://www.nvcc.edu/academics/placement/index.html
Important Dates
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Freshman Financial Aid Date
Summer Semester: April 1st Fall Semester: March 1st Spring Semester: October 1
Freshman Financial Aid Date
Summer Semester: April 1st Fall Semester: March 1st Spring Semester: October 1
Academics
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Transfer Definition
NOVA accepts credits from other regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universi...see moreNOVA accepts credits from other regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities for which a student has earned a grade of C or better.Transfer credit for Information Technology, Computer Science, Nursing, or Health Sciences courses more than ten years old are not routinely accepted. For more information; https://www.nvcc.edu/cro/transfercredit/tes.html
College Fit
Our classes feature up-to-date technology and course content to prepare you for a competitive job market; We also offer ...see moreOur classes feature up-to-date technology and course content to prepare you for a competitive job market; We also offer courses that will transfer to colleges all over Virginia and the nation. In fact, NOVA has guaranteed admission agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities for students who meet specific requirements.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Students who have graduated with at least an associate or bachelor's degree from...see moreStudents who have graduated with at least an associate or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher education are considered to have fulfilled NOVA's SDV requirement. Any other course transfers are evaluated based on the student's transcript, https://www.nvcc.edu/cro/transfercredit/index.html
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associates
Students who have graduated with at least an associate or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited United States i...see moreStudents who have graduated with at least an associate or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher education are considered to have fulfilled NOVA's SDV requirement. Any other course transfers are evaluated based on the student's transcript.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Catalog year is determined by first semester of program placement.
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
NOVA strives to provide students with opportunities to receive credit for prior ...see moreNOVA strives to provide students with opportunities to receive credit for prior learning while still maintaining the integrity of our academic programs. Credit for prior learning (CPL) generally refers to the process of granting college credit for learning gained in nontraditional. ways; https://www.nvcc.edu/prior-learning/
Course Transfer Criteria
NOVA accepts credits from other regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universi...see moreNOVA accepts credits from other regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities for which a student has earned a grade of C or better.Transfer credit for Information Technology, Computer Science, Nursing, or Health Sciences courses more than ten years old are not routinely accepted. For more information; https://www.nvcc.edu/cro/transfercredit/tes.html
General Education Programs
NOVA uses the UCGS and Passport program to meet General Education requirement.
English Language Proficiency
Students who did not complete high school in the United States, whose language is not English, and who do not have TOEFL...see moreStudents who did not complete high school in the United States, whose language is not English, and who do not have TOEFL/IELTS/ACT/SAT test scores, should take the ESL Placement Assessment at NOVA.
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
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Admissions and Financial
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Apply Here
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Application Fee
Application is free.
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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Tests
If you graduated from high school five or fewer years ago and have not taken col...see moreIf you graduated from high school five or fewer years ago and have not taken college classes yet, you will be placed into college-level math and English by using multiple placement measures such as high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores, as well as the highest-level math you have taken. You may be placed into a corequisite course to help you with the college-level Math or English course; https://www.nvcc.edu/academics/placement/index.html
Minimum GPA
2.0
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Important Dates
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Transfer Financial Aid Date
Summer Semester: April 1st Fall Semester: March 1st Spring Semester: October 1
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Academic Programs
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Academic Options
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
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Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
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Weekend/Evening Courses Available
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Summer Courses Available
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Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
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Reverse Transfer
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Guaranteed Admissions
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Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
Career Services
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Disability Services
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Cultural Diversity Office
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Student Clubs & Organizations
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Sports
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Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
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Dedicated POC for Military
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Recognized Student Veteran Organization
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SOC Member
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GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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Helpful Links
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SCHEV Profile
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State Financial Aid Programs
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Course Catalog
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