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Policy Change: On-Time Registration

Help your students to understand the new On-Time Registration policy, effective Fall 2014. The policy states that all students must be registered for classes by 11:59 p.m. the day before the session’s start date. For example, students must be registered by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19 for 16-week or first 8-week courses. The On-Time Registration policy impacts all students: new, current, transfer, international, military or any other type of student.  

Policy Change: On-Time Registration

The new On-Time Registration policy does not impact when tuition payment is due. The payment deadline policy remains the same as in previous semesters. Payment deadlines for the Fall 2014 semester can be found on the Payment Deadlines Web page on the NOVA website or students can contact their campus business office. Students who wait until 11:59 p.m. on the date before the session begins still have until 5 p.m. the next business day to pay for their classes. As always, failure to pay by the deadline will result in students being dropped from the course for non-payment.

Students are able to drop courses at any time in accordance with the information on the Academic Calendar. Students may also swap courses, but not within that same semester once registration has closed. The swap must be for another course in a future session that has not yet begun.

If students do not meet the registration deadline for 16- and first 8-week courses, they can still register for classes in a session that has not started yet. NOVA offers several different sessions, such as 14-, 12-week and weekends only, each semester to provide a variety of course and scheduling options. Students can consult the Schedule of Classes and speak with an advisor for more information about their scheduling options.

After the registration deadline has passed, the student’s ability to add a class is restricted to the schedule adjustment period during the first week of classes. Students must have documented mitigating circumstances that impacted their ability to register on time and academic dean approval.

Students will only be able to re-enroll if they were dropped as the result of a NOVA error. They will need to complete the 125-77 Registration With Permission Form and submit supporting documentation to the appropriate academic division dean for approval. The form and supporting documentation must be submitted during the limited schedule adjustment period during the first week of classes. Students can refer to the Student Handbook for more information on schedule adjustments.

The goal of the On-Time Registration policy is to help our students be successful at NOVA by starting strong from the very first day of classes.



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