2. Newly Admitted Students

Do you plan to attend classes during spring 2018 at Northern Virginia Community College? If yes, please note that registration for all spring 2018 sessions is now open, and the semester begins January 10, 2018. Check the Academic Calendar for more information.

In the meantime, below are other tips to help you prepare:



  • Refer to the College Catalog for academic programs and requirements in your program of study.
  • The online Schedule of Classes can be used to search for courses and view other college information.
  • For new students, walk-in academic advising is available at the Student Services Center in Bisdorf building, room AA194. The Center 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.
  • If you cannot go to campus to meet with your advisor, Online Virtual Advising is another option. Virtual Advisors are available by chat or e-mail, https://nvcc.edu/virtualadvising/index.html.


  • We encourage you to apply for Financial Aid if you have not already done so, https://www.nvcc.edu/financialaid/.
  • 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 total cost of enrollment is based upon a charge per credit hour, http://www.nvcc.edu/tuition/. Tuition is the same for credit and audit courses.
  • If you register for spring 2018 classes through December 11, your tuition payment is due by 5:00 pm on December 12, 2017. If you register on December 12 or later, you must pay your tuition before 5:00 pm 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, https://www.nvcc.edu/payment/methods/.


  • If you want to learn more about NOVA Alexandria Campus and still have questions about admissions, testing, advising and financial aid, please consider signing up for the next information session at: https://goo.gl/JhuJGd.


  • NOVA offers several different New Student Orientation programs across its campuses. Students who are GPS/First Year Students (first time to college and 17-24 years old) or who are in the Pathways program (from high school) must attend orientation. Go to www.nvcc.edu/orientation for more details.
  • The College also offers an orientation program for adult learners.  The Spring 2018 New Student Orientation for Adult Learners that will be offered at the Alexandria campus is scheduled on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. You are an adult learner if you are a credit student who is:
    • First-time to college and over the age of 25;
    • Transferring into NOVA from another college; or
    • Returning to college-level studies after a leave of absence


  • Campus parking designations are determined by the type of permit you have. Student parking is in “B” permit lots and Faculty/Staff parking is in “A” permit lots, http://www.nvcc.edu/parking/.
  • Non-permit holders and visitors must use NOVA meters, Passport Mobile Pay in ‘B’ Lots, or hourly rate garages if parking on campus prior to 3:45 p.m. on weekdays.


  • The College will be closed for winter break from noon Thursday, December 21, 2017 through Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  College offices will reopen on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 8:30 am, and the spring semester starts on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.