Are you eager to improve your math skills, so that you can take college level math courses in your first semester at college? Are you a budding leader? Do you want to get a head-start in earning college credit toward graduation?

Then, Summer Bridge at NOVA is for YOU!

The Summer Bridge program is an opportunity for recent high school graduates to increase knowledge, skills and self-confidence by participating in a comprehensive summer program that builds a bridge between high school and college. In this six-week summer program you will receive instruction and help in math, participate in Leadership activities and complete the SDV 100-College Success Skills course, which gives you the opportunity to earn credit toward graduation.

Program Dates

July 7 – August 6, 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015: MANDATORY Summer Bridge Orientation

Classes held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: TBD

Program Eligibility

  • Must be a 2015 high school graduate with a high school diploma or the equivalent and be eligible for admission to NOVA.Must have taken math placement tests and have placed into developmental math.

Program Requirements

  • Mandatory attendance and participation in all class sessions, activities and events.
  • Enrollment in Student Development (SDV 100): This college skills course is designed to assist you in making a successful transition to college. It provides you with the academic tools you need to succeed and teaches the skills of self-management and self-responsibility that relate to being a successful student. In addition, the course helps you learn how to make responsible choices about your academic, personal and career goals. Information about the College and community resources, the College’s policies and procedures, and the processes of moving effectively through the educational system are also provided.

Program Benefits

  • Increase proficiency level in basic arithmetic and algebra.
  • Develop and strengthen leadership and academic skills.
  • Receive academic planning and advising.
  • Become familiar with campus resources.
  • Build a support network with students, faculty and staff.

Program Costs

Student Responsibility

  • SDV 100 Tuition & Fees ($161.75)

NOVA Provides

  • Math Instruction
  • Tutoring
  • Experiential Learning

To apply for the 2015 Summer Bridge program, complete the following application at the link below:

Summer Bridge Application (click here

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Le’Cha Tyson at

Test First! at the NOVA Alexandria Campus

If you are a first-time-to-college student who is graduating from high school this June, have already applied to NOVA, and plan on attending either in Summer 2015 for our Summer Bridge program or in the Fall 2015 semester, you can take advantage of special placement testing at the Alexandria campus this spring!

Test First! is an opportunity to take your English and Math placement tests on campus, receive early advising, and talk about your next steps for attending NOVA. There are four dates available for testing at the Alexandria campus:

Wednesday, April 8, 2015  4-7pm

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4-7pm

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 4-7pm

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 4-7pm

For more information about Test First! at NOVA Alexandria and to register, please click here for our Eventbrite invitation.

See you at Test First!

SPRING OPEN HOUSE!!! April 25, 2015

Alexandria Open House Flyer

The GPS (Goals, Plans and Strategies) for Success Team will host its annual Spring Open House on Saturday, April 25th from 10am until 2pm in the Bisdorf Building, Room AA196.

Come out to meet the GPS Team, along with other NOVA Faculty and Staff, as well as learn additional information about:

  • Financial Aid
  • Admissions Process
  • Placement Testing
  • First Year Advisors
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Workforce Development
  • Summer Bridge Program
  • Student Life

and much, much more!

To register, please go to our Eventbrite invitation here.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Ms. Patricia Gonzalez at .