1. Summer 2018


Do you want to become a student at Northern Virginia Community College during SUMMER 2018? If yes, please note that registration for SUMMER 2018 will open on March 27, 2018, and the semester will begin on May 16, 2018. For more information, you may check the Academic Calendar and the Getting Started checklist.

In the meantime, below are tips to help you through the admission process:


  • Complete your Application for Admission online, http://www.nvcc.edu/admissions/apply/. There is no application fee, and you may apply at any time. However, it is recommended that you submit your Application for Admission to the College at least 30 days prior to the first day of classes for the semester in which you plan to enroll. This will give you an opportunity to meet with a counselor for academic assistance prior to enrollment and to take required placement tests. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a student identification number called an EMPLID number.
  • If you are a first-time-to-college student, between the ages of 17-24 (including high school/homeschool/GED graduates), you are required to follow the Start Strong policies at NOVA, http://www.nvcc.edu/gps/.


  • If you are a new student at NOVA, you will need to take the English and math placement tests. The results of these tests will help you and NOVA determine the courses you will take. Tests are given at all six campus Testing Centers.



  • The total cost of enrollment is based upon a charge per credit hour. Tuition is the same for credit and audit courses. For more information go to, http://www.nvcc.edu/tuition/.


  • We encourage you to apply for Financial Aid if you have not already done so.
  • The AL Financial Aid Office is open Monday & Thursday: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm; Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm; and Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.   You can also call Financial Aid Support Center, 1.855.323.3199.


  • Military and Program Advisors provide guidance on certification requirements and act as liaisons between NOVA and the Department of Veterans Affairs, while assisting in the transition from the military to being a student.  For more information, you may refer to the College web page at,  http://www.nvcc.edu/military/index.html.


  • The SUMMER 2018 tuition payment deadline is April 22, 2018 if you register by April 21. If you register on April 22 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5:00 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your classes according to the Tuition Payment deadline.
  • NOVA offers several methods to pay your tuition. Find out about installments plans, financial aid, and more by clicking on the appropriate tab on this page.