Women Helping Women- April 10, 2021


Women Helping Women register

Virtual Events Schedule:
9:30–10:00 AM Sign in Dance Party and Meet and Greet
10:00 AM Introduction Dr. Annette Haggray
10:00–10:10 AM Welcome Dr. Jill Biden
10:10–10:20 AM My Journey Dr. Anne Kress

10:30–11:15 AM “Where I’m From” Workshop
Emily Chiles and Rachel Martin
11:30 AM–1:00 PM #IamRemarkable LaTonya Ford and moderators

1:10–1:40 PM Breakout Sessions
1. Take a Break Lunch and Hang Out Room
2.Kickboxing Sarah Liberatore
3.Gentle Movement
and Meditation
Francesca Cervero

1:50–2:30 PM Former Mentees’Discussion
Carolyn Lorente hosts: Alpha Berhane,
Samia Hajjaoui, and Kendall Barrett

Contact: Emily Chiles echiles@nvcc.edu

SIS Outages, February 25- 1 March 2021

Please share broadly about the changes to advising services during the SIS outage.

Due to a system upgrade, the Student Information System (SIS) will be down from Thursday, Feb. 25th at 5pm until Monday, March 1st at 7am.  Therefore, advising services will be limited to only the Virtual Lobby where advisors will be able to answer general questions because they will not have access to students’ official records in SIS. Click here for the link to the Virtual Lobby.


We look forward to a return to our normal advising services on Monday, March 1st at 8:30am. In the meantime, all advisors/counselors scheduled for VSS Chat are expected to utilize that time to complete Spring Training opportunities in the Advising Academy. Click here to access the Advising Academy.

Happy Spring 2021- Let’s Get it Started!!!

NOVA Testing Centers are not available to proctor any exams on campus until further notice. All college services are temporarily being offered remotely for safety and social distancing as a result of COVID-19.

Please check NOVA’s homepage for up to date information on campus operations www.nvcc.edu. For COVID-19 updates regarding our NOVA community click https://www.nvcc.edu/coronavirus/index.html.

Course testing:  Please contact your individual class instructors for information about course testing.

Placement testing: Please contact your academic counselor to determine if any of your existing grades and measures of competency qualify as alternatives to a placement test.

Testing Center personnel are teleworking and available to answer your questions.

Email: altestctr@nvcc.edu (Email is preferred. Please provide your Emplid number within your email)

Phone: 703-845-6035, Google Voice (If you leave a message clearly state your name, NOVA emplid number, email address and the reason for your call.)

Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

In addition, prevention of COVID-19 spread starts with – SOCIAL DISTANCING and WEARING A MASK.    The health, safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty, staff and the wider community are our highest priority.  Things are quite different this year, and we will all need to make adjustments to the way we live and work.

Please find below some helpful reminders to keep everyone safe and healthy.


  • Limit physical contact, including handshakes
  • Wash your hand often and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Limit in-person meetings
  • Wear a mask or face covering


Fever of 100º or higher

  • Coughs
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat

AVOID CROWDS (particularly in poorly ventilated spaces)


NOVA CARE – We are here for YOU!

For undocumented students in need of mental health resources find a few resources below (The locations below can offer sliding scale fees for services):

Multicultural Center-Northern Virginia Family Service:  www.nvfs.org

GMU Center for Psychological Services:  https://psyclinic.gmu.edu/services/therapy

Virginia Tech Center for Family Services:  https://mft.nvc.vt.edu/cfs.html

GW Counseling Services Center:  https://gsehd.gwu.edu/ccsc

*Office of Wellness and Mental Health Resource page at NOVA:  https://www.nvcc.edu/novacares/resources.html

*Single Stop at NOVA



Please feel free to contact Regina (rlsanders@nvcc.edu) if you have any questions, or comments.  I am happy to help.

Student Success Conference

SSC 2020 Flyers and Schedul

The theme for Day 1 is: College 101
Please take a look at tomorrow’s breakout sessions and panel discussions. Join us via Zoom as your schedule will allow!  Here are the offerings:

10:00 am – 11:15 am

Breakout #1

Canvas + Navigate: Making the Most of Your Tech Tools


Tutoring 101


11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Welcome Session

Student Panel: The NOVA Experience & What I Wish I Knew

Opening Remarks

Dr. Annette Haggray – Provost (AL)

Michael Turner – Dean of Students (WO)


12:30 pm – 1:20 pm

Breakout #2

Navigating Community College: Real

Conversations for International Students


Library Resources: Remote and Face to Face


1:30 pm – 2:20 pm

Breakout #3

The VSU and You! NOVA’s Virtual Student Union 


Testing While Remote


2:30 pm – 3:20 pm

Plenary Panel

Faculty Panel: How to Succeed in Your Classes


4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Welcome Remarks

Dr. Frances Villagran-Glover – Vice President of Student Services

Followed by Prize Raffle


5:00 pm – 5:50 pm

How to Succeed in Online Classes


6:00 pm – 6:50 pm

Meet the Alexandria Student Government Association (SGA)


We look forward to meeting you all virtually! 

Alexandria Testing Center Here for YOU!

Although we’re not physically in our buildings, we are still here to assist you.

Current tests we can assist you with:

Mathematics Placement Guidelines

Since the credit-level math course you take depends on your program of study (“major”), you should consult the College Catalog or your advisement report.

The Math Placement Guidance for Students will help you determine which mathematics course you should take.



  • –the test can only be taken once.
  • –90 minutes to complete your test
  • –you may want to review the online student handbook before you begin
  • –scrap paper is allowed and four function calculator
  • Spanish Placement:

SPA Placement:

Students interested in registering for Spanish Courses (SPA 102, SPA 201, and SPA 202) should contact one of the Campus Testing Centers and ask to take the online Canvas placement test.

  • Part 1: 45 minutes
  • Part 2-4: 30 minutes each.

ESL Placement Assessment:

This assessment has two parts and should take less than two hours to complete. It can only be taken once.

  1. Reading Comprehension section with 40 multiple-choice questions. 45 Minutes
  2. Writing section, which includes a short reading to which you will write a response and an open question to which you will write a response. 90 minutes

Dates to Remember!

Students may use excess financial aid to buy books and supplies through the Bookstore.
May 4 – June 1
Tuition payment deadline if you register by May 3. If you register May 4 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5:00 p.m. the next day. May 4
Memorial Day holiday for students, faculty and staff. College offices closed. May 25
Financial aid adjustments begin. Classes added on or after this date for the current term will not increase student eligibility for financial aid grants. Aid may be reduced for students enrolled in less than 12 eligible credits. Information on financial aid awards, disbursements and refunds is available here. June 2
Last day to apply for Summer graduation. June 1
Independence Day holiday for students, faculty and staff. College offices closed. July 3-4

New Guidelines For Remote Placement Test Summer 2020

Congratulations on continuing to reach your academic goals. The Alexandria Testing Center is here to assist you.

VPT or ESL Placement test:


World Languages: 


Math Placement: Since the credit-level math course you take depends on your program of study (major), you should consult the College Catalog https://www.nvcc.edu/catalog/index.html

or your advisement report:  https://www.nvcc.edu/novaconnect/students/tuts/advising/report.html

or contact: MATHplacement@nvcc.edu


Please email us at altestctr@nvcc.edu or call and leave a message on 703.845.6035 with questions or concerns.

Testing Center Closure

The Alexandria Testing Center is closed for test but as the college remains open.

Please call 703.845.6035 or 703.845.6336 and select prompt 4 to speak to someone.

You may also email us at altestctr@nvcc.edu.


Stay Safe


NOVA Nighthawk Days

To help students prepare for taking classes this fall semester, NOVA campuses will be hosting Nighthawk Days. During these in-person events, students can tour the campus; receive help with registration and class selection; get assistance with Financial Aid, tuition payment and scholarships; and learn more about clubs and student activities.

To also support our community’s health and wellbeing, NOVA is also partnering with Walgreens to offer the Covid-19 vaccine at select events to pre-registered  individuals including children 12 and older.

For more information, click NOVA Nighthawk Days.

Schedule of NOVA Nighthawk Days: