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VCU 2020Transfer Admissions News

From VCU Admissions Office:

  • Virtual open house will take place November 9- November 13, 2020.  Prospective students will get a chance to hear from VCU faculty, staff and students. Also, there will be a virtual student resource fair that prospective students can attend. For more information and to register to attend one of our Virtual Open House events, please direct your students to visit
  • VCU Transfer applications for spring 2021 and fall 2021 are now open and students can begin applying today (students can visit to view the transfer application webpage). The application priority deadline for spring 2021 is November 1, 2020. The application priority deadline for fall 2021 is March 15, 2021.


  •  Applicants with less than 30 semester credit hours will not be required to submit SAT or ACT scores when applying for spring or fall 2021 transfer.


  • VCU Office of Admissions is hosting several virtual transfer information sessions for fall 2020. We encourage prospective students to register for one of the virtual transfer information sessions and learn about VCU’s transfer admissions process and resources. Below are the dates for the virtual transfer information sessions:

November 6, 2020

November 21, 2020

December 4, 2020

December 12, 2020

Teamwork, Problem Solving & Communication Skills Interactive Workshop

NOVA SySTEMic is offering a Virtual STEM Careers interactive workshop on Teamwork, Problem Solving, and Communication Skills. Participants will learn about the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) personality inventory to understand their personality type and how understanding personality preferences can assist in better teamwork, communication and problem solving. The workshop will include Q&A, breakout room discussions, and
sharing best practices. Take your interpersonal skills to the next level! 

Join Us! Tuesday, October 13th @11am via Zoom
NOVA SySTEMic is Northern Virginia Community College’s STEM Outreach Program
Register at

CMD Medical Imaging Virtual Career Fair

Students, alumni, and current practitioners at your Medical Imaging program are invited to register for the CMD Medical Imaging Virtual Career Fair, taking place online from Wednesday, August 26 through Saturday, August 29.

Practicing Radiologic Technologists, MRI Technologists, Sonographers, Radiation Therapists, Cardiologic Technologists, Nuclear Medicine Technologists and students currently enrolled in accredited education programs across Virginia will be participating in this exclusive networking event to learn about career opportunities at numerous hospitals, healthcare facilities, and practice groups seeking Medical Imaging Professionals for immediate hire in Virginia and the surrounding region.

Participants may register for this career event on our website at

Starting on the morning of August 26, candidates who have registered in advance will receive login credentials for the virtual fair, so that they may log in at their convenience from their phones, laptops, or tablets. The fair will remain open through midnight on August 29.

Would you please share this invitation with Medical Imaging Professionals at your institution so that they will be aware of this career-planning opportunity?




Please contact me if you or your students have any questions about the Virginia Medical Imaging Virtual Career Fair

MEC Student Services Online Options

Click Here M-F 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for the MEC Student Services Virtual Lobby

You can also Dial into the lobby using your phone with one of the numbers below. You will be asked for a meeting id when dialing in. The Meeting ID  is  ID: 994 9862 1401.  East coast particpants should use +1 646 558 8656 to dial in.

If you require captioning services please send an email to so that they may schedule an interpreter/captioner for you, or we can use the chat with you within Zoom.

First and foremost, we care about you and your family’s safety and well-being. During this period of remote learning and support, NOVA is committed to ensuring that you receive the highest level of support needed. For the most updated information on NOVA’s response to COVID-19, please check the COVID-19 webpage regularly for updates. You should also visit our college Remote Student Services Page if you need further assistance or download their PDF guide HERE.

If you need to speak with someone regarding a Student Service issue, please contact the Medical EducationCollege-Resource-List-for-Remote-Student-Services Campus (MEC) Student Services Office at 703-822-6537 and press 0 to speak with a Student Service Representative or send an email to

The Medical Education Campus will have open walk-in hours via Zoom Monday to Friday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Please use the Zoom link below to enter the virtual lobby. A staff member will assist you and connect you with an available advisor. If you are unable to meet with an advisor, we ask that you follow up with an email to to address your issue.


Click Here M-F 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for the Student Services Virtual Lobby

You can also Dial into the lobby using your phone with one of the numbers below. You will be asked for a meeting id when dialing in. The Meeting ID  is  994 9862 1401East coast participants should use +1 646 558 8656 to dial in.

Dial by your location
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 301 715 8592 US
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US

If your local number isn’t on the list visit the zoom website to locate it, 

An appointment request should be sent to for times before or after scheduled walk-in hours.

If you have questions related to an application you have submitted or are attempting to submit, contact our application team at They will work towards resolving any difficulties you may encounter.

Available Resources at the Medical Education Campus

Remote Services Method of Contact
24 Hour Student Support Center

Questions related to:

·        College Admission

·       MEC Program Admissions

·       General Advising

·       Financial Aid Assistance





IT Help Desk

Questions related to:

·       Password reset assistance

·       Technology-related issues




Email Support Dean of Students

·       Emergency Assistance

·       Withdrawals for Mitigating Circumstance



Email Support Enrollment Services

Questions related to:

·       Enrollment Verifications

·       Graduation Verifications

·       State Licensure Forms


Email Support Advising and Counseling

Questions related to:

·      Health Science and Nursing admission questions

·       General Advising

·       Change of Program Requests

Virtual Walk-In Advising with MEC Staff

Questions related to:

·       Health Sciences and Nursing admission questions

·       General Advising




Click Here M-F 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for the MEC Student Services Virtual Lobby

Email Support Admissions

Questions related to:

·       Documents that need to be added to already-submitted Health Science and Nursing Applications

·       Problems regarding submission of Health Science and Nursing Application

Email Support Military and Veterans Services

Questions related to:

·       Veteran benefits

·       Military TA

Email Support Disability Services

 Questions related to :

·       Intake, Memorandum of Accommodations,  Documentation, etc.


Email Support Virtual Advising Chat

Questions related to:

·       LIVE CHAT

Email Support Student Life

Questions related to:

·       Clubs and Organizations

·       Event cancellations

Email Support MASON Advance

Questions related to:

Email Support Campus Outreach

Questions related to:

•    Article submissions for The Pulse

Question regarding Campus and Community events



Questions related to general  NOVA information

Contact ACE the CHATBOT!



Please see the full list of available college resources below by campus

Virtual Advising 

NOVA Online

NOVA Online Contact Form

Alexandria Campus

Student Services Office (Admissions & Registration)

Advising & Counseling (incl. First Year Advising)

Annandale Campus

Student Services Office (Admissions & Registration)

Advising & Counseling (incl. First Year Advising)
Location: CA Building Room 112
First-Year Advising E-mail:

Loudoun Campus

Student Services Office (Admissions & Registration)
Advising & Counseling (incl. First Year Advising)

Manassas Campus

Student Services Office (Admissions & Registration)
Advising & Counseling (incl. First Year Advising)

Woodbridge Campus

Virtual Resources from Woodbridge Campus
Student Services Office (Admissions & Registration)
E-mail: N/A

Medical Education Campus (MEC)

Student Services Office (Admissions & Registration)




Ask A Librarian (AL):


Ask A Librarian (AN):


Ask A Librarian (LO):


Ask A Librarian (MA):

Medical Education Campus

Ask A Librarian (MEC):


Ask A Librarian (WO):

Physical Therapist Assistant Application


The first priority period for the 2019 Fall Physical Therapist Assistant program opens March 15, 2019, and closes March 30, 2019.

Only submissions sent via the Online Health Science and Nursing Application will be processed.  Physical Applications mailed via certified mail will not be processed.

You can access the Health Sciences and Nursing application HERE

Prerequisite Course Requirements

  • BIO 141 and BIO 142- Anatomy and Physiology 1&2 OR NAS 150-Human Biology with a grade of B or better
  • HLT 141 or HIM 111- Medical Terminology with a B or better
  • ENG 111 College Composition or higher with a B or Better

Observation Hours

In addition, you must complete a minimum of FOUR clinical observation hours with a PT or PTA.

Clinical Observation hours must be mailed via certified mail in advance of the deadline for the period you are applying to.

DO NOT OPEN AND SCAN OBSERVATION HOUR FORMS. They must be mailed in via certified mail.  Only Hours received by the priority period deadline will be counted. 

Attn: Student Services Room 202
6699 Springfield Center Drive
Springfield, VA 22150

Testing Requirements

The program requires that you satisfy two different Testing requirements.

  1. Take and pass the VPT Math Placement test at the MT 154 level or higher OR complete developmental math to qualify you for MT 154 or higher OR transfer MT 154 or higher to the college.
  2. Take and pass the ATI TEAS exam with a minimum score of 50% in the English, Reading and Human Anatomy and Physiology subsection of the Science portion.
    1. It is important that a student submit their full results packet with their PTA application. Directions on how to download results can be found HERE. Failure to do so will result in a delay in the processing of an application.

Lastly, only students that have attended one of the mandatory in-person workshops within the last year will be considered for admission.


The only attachment that should be included with your PTA Application is a PDF version of your ATI TEAS Results.  Please do not attach additional items unless specifically instructed to do so.

Competitive criteria can be found HERE

Dental Hygiene Program Looking for Patients


  • Haven’t had a cleaning in over 4 years?
  • Don’t floss and have VISIBLE calculus (tartar build up)?
  • Do not have decayed teeth? (small cavities ok)
  • Are between the ages of 21-35?
  • No missing teeth, no dental implants or crowns! (Missing wisdom teeth ok)
  • Do not have advanced periodontal disease (slight is ok)


  • A free deep cleaning/ comprehensive evaluation (over $1200 value), free electric toothbrush ($100 value) and additional compensation upon approval/qualification.


NOVA College’s graduating Dental Hygiene students need Board licensing exam patients. Starting March 2019 every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11:30 and 1-3:30 for screenings and X-rays and Friday, April 12th for the actual licensing exam) except during NOVA’s spring break 3/11-3/15


  • Potential candidates MUST BE RELIABLE and live in the Northern Virginia area; students, staff, family, and friends all welcome!



Narges at

(After email, phone number of dental hygiene student will be given for an appointment time)



NOVA MEC Campus 6699 Springfield Center Dr.  Springfield, VA 22150


Career Corner Sept 2019

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. Princess Diana

Creating Your Brand

Personal branding is creating a professional and personal reputation. How you want people to see you as a person and a colleague. It helps bring to light your goals and how you will achieve them as a person.

Employees will google you, they will build an image of you online, resume, phone interview, ad in-person interview

  1. Determine your emotional appeal
    • How do I make people feel?
    • How would someone describe me?
    • Make a list of words to describe you.
  2. Determine your description of what or who your brand is for
    • What industry (e.g. healthcare)
    • Target Market (look for common terms used in your specific field)
  3. Determine your function what do you do
    1. What transferable skills/skills do you have to bring to the position.
  4. Put it all together to create your professional summary
How to begin to prepare for job placement now

Journal Writing

will not only help you reflect on your day, but will also help gather your experiences to draw from when interviewing.

Soft skills in Healthcare:

Empathy, communication, team player, strong work ethic, positivity, and flexibility are all needed in the healthcare industry. While on clinical you will need to shine in these skills.

Reminder- Fall 2019 Phlebotomy Application Opens March 1

The application window for the Phlebotomy Program opens March 1 at 12:01 AM.  Students are accepted on a first come first served basis. Please make sure that you have an active NOVA student account and have reviewed the information session before submitting. All entry requirements must be satisfied at the time of submission to avoid an application being marked incomplete.


Students must have a GPA of 2.0 and qualify for ENG 111 to be eligible for the program.

Visit our Online application FAQ for questions related to the application.