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Policy Change: On-Time Registration

1/14/2018 – NOVA’s On-Time Registration policy has been updated. This page is no longer up to date.

Policy Change: On-Time Registration New policies approved by the College include significant changes in the way new students register and prepare for classes starting with the fall 2014 semester. The on-time registration policy change impacts all students: new, current, transfer, international, military or any other type of student. All students must be registered for classes by 11:59 p.m. the day before the session’s start date. Once the session begins, registration is closed.


Session: 2014 Fall 16-Week and 1st 8-Week

Registration Opens

Last Day and Time to Register Before 
Session Begins


May 6, 2014 August 19, 2014
at 11:59 p.m.
August 20, 2014
August 19, 2014
at 11:59 p.m.
August 21, 2014
August 19, 2014
at 11:59 p.m.
August 22, 2014
August 19, 2014
at 11:59 p.m.
August 23, 2014
August 19, 2014
at 11:59 p.m.
August 25, 2014
August 19, 2014
at 11:59 p.m.
August 26, 2014


Students who are not enrolled in a class on the start date of the session will not be able to enroll without permission from the division dean.

Students who miss on-time registration should be encouraged to register for another section during the next available session.

This policy change will allow faculty to maximize the time during the first day of class and help students start strong in all of their courses.

2 thoughts on “Policy Change: On-Time Registration

  1. Most faculty support a “no late registration.” However students should be allowed to register until 11:59 p.m. the day before the class begins. I have Tuesday evening classes in the fall that begin on August 26. If registration is closed as of August 19, 11:59 p.m. that removes 6 days of possible registration before the first class meets. This will have a very negative impact resulting in the cancelation of classes that need not be cancelled and offering classes beginning later will not make up the difference.

  2. What are the rules for getting into a class if the class that you were going to take cancelled at the last minute due to few people being enrolled in the class? Is it possible for me to get into another 16-week session class even if the deadline for on-time registration went by (with a division dean’s approval)?

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