Academic Integrity

Student Code of Academic Integrity

When College officials award credit, degrees and certificates, they must assume the absolute integrity of students’ work. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • 5.01 Plagiarism: Taking another’s work and claiming it to be one’s own.
  • 5.02 Falsification and Fabrication: Providing misinformation about a source or misrepresenting an author’s findings or conclusions with the intent to deceive.
  • 5.03 Cheating: Intentionally accepting and/or giving aid to oneself or another to gain a higher grade or other academic advantage.

Any student who withdraws from a course with a pending academic misconduct violation may be subject to a grade change.

Both administrative and educational sanctions may be imposed by the instructor or the Academic Dean.

Any allegation of academic misconduct in a testing center is referred to the instructor for the associated course. An allegation of cheating on the Virginia Placement Test, Accuplacer or any other test not associated with a particular course is referred to the Dean of Students.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend

Hello NOVA Students!

The Alexandria Testing Center will be closed both Saturday, January 14, 2017 and Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday. We will reopen for testing on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 8:30am.

We look forward to assisting you you after the holiday weekend.

-Alexandria Testing Center Staff


I’ve learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he had imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” –Henry David Thoreau


’ll leave you with this final call to action from the late Steve Jobs:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”


Get ready to Succeed!