Category Archives: MEC Admissions

Information on MEC Program Admissions

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 MECCounseling@nvcc.edu 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. https://www.nvcc.edu/coronavirus/index.html 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 meccounseling@nvcc.edu.

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 MECCounseling@nvcc.edu 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, https://vccs.zoom.us/u/aczPzCNYVb 

An appointment request should be sent to meccounseling@nvcc.edu 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 applymec@nvcc.edu. 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

 

 

 

1-855-323-3199

IT Help Desk

Questions related to:

·       Password reset assistance

·       Technology-related issues

 

 

703-426-4141

Email Support Dean of Students

·       Emergency Assistance

·       Withdrawals for Mitigating Circumstance

                 mmckeithen@nvcc.edu

 

Email Support Enrollment Services

Questions related to:

·       Enrollment Verifications

·       Graduation Verifications

·       State Licensure Forms

 

 

 

MECEnrollment@nvcc.edu

 

Email Support Advising and Counseling

Questions related to:

·      Health Science and Nursing admission questions

·       General Advising

·       Change of Program Requests

 

 

https://blogs.nvcc.edu/mecexchange/

MECCounseling@nvcc.edu

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

 

 

 

ApplyMEC@nvcc.edu

Email Support Military and Veterans Services

Questions related to:

·       Veteran benefits

·       Military TA

 

 

veteranmilitaryservices@nvcc.edu

militaryservices@nvcc.edu

Email Support Disability Services

 Questions related to :

·       Intake, Memorandum of Accommodations,  Documentation, etc.

akallasalleva@nvcc.edu

disabilityservices@nvcc.edu

 

Email Support Virtual Advising Chat

Questions related to:

·       LIVE CHAT

academicadvising@nvcc.edu

https://www.nvcc.edu/virtualadvising/

Email Support Student Life

Questions related to:

·       Clubs and Organizations

·       Event cancellations

 

 

pmartinmattocks@nvcc.edu

Email Support MASON Advance

Questions related to:

https://www.nvcc.edu/advance/

advance@nvcc.edu

Email Support Campus Outreach

Questions related to:

•    Article submissions for The Pulse

Question regarding Campus and Community events

 

chouse@nvcc.edu

 

 

Questions related to general  NOVA information

www.nvcc.edu

Contact ACE the CHATBOT!

 

 


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

Virtual Advising

https://www.nvcc.edu/virtualadvising/index.html 

NOVA Online

NOVA Online Contact Form

Alexandria Campus

Student Services Office (Admissions & Registration)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/alexandria/stuservices/index.html
E-mail: ALCounseling@nvcc.edu

Advising & Counseling (incl. First Year Advising)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/advising/
E-mail: ALCounseling@nvcc.edu

Annandale Campus

Student Services Office (Admissions & Registration)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/annandale/stuservices/index.html
E-mail: ANEnrollment@nvcc.edu

Advising & Counseling (incl. First Year Advising)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/advising/
E-mail: ANCounseling@nvcc.edu
Location: CA Building Room 112
First-Year Advising E-mail: GPSAnnandale@nvcc.edu

Loudoun Campus

Student Services Office (Admissions & Registration)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/loudoun/stuservices/index.html
E-mail: LOANR@nvcc.edu
Advising & Counseling (incl. First Year Advising)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/advising/
E-mail: locounseling@nvcc.edu

Manassas Campus

Student Services Office (Admissions & Registration)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/manassas/stuservices/index.html
E-mail: maadmissions@nvcc.edu
Advising & Counseling (incl. First Year Advising)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/advising/
E-mail: macouns@nvcc.edu

Woodbridge Campus

Virtual Resources from Woodbridge Campus
Student Services Office (Admissions & Registration)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/woodbridge/stuservices/index.html
E-mail: N/A
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/advising/
E-mail: wocounseling@nvcc.edu

Medical Education Campus (MEC)

Student Services Office (Admissions & Registration)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/medical/stuservices/index.html
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/medical/apply
E-mail: meccounseling@nvcc.edu

Library

Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/library/campus.html

Alexandria

E-mail: library-al@nvcc.edu
Ask A Librarian (AL): https://nvcc.libwizard.com/f/AL-Email-

Annandale

E-mail: ANlibrary@nvcc.edu
Ask A Librarian (AN): https://nvcc.libwizard.com/f/Annandale-Email-a-Librarian

Loudon

Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/library/campus.html
E-mail: LO-Library@nvcc.edu
Ask A Librarian (LO): https://nvcc.libwizard.com/f/Loudoun-Email-Reference

Manassas

Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/library/campus.html
E-mail: malibrary@nvcc.edu
Ask A Librarian (MA): https://nvcc.libwizard.com/f/Manassas-Library-Email-Reference-Form

Medical Education Campus

E-mail: medlib@nvcc.edu
Ask A Librarian (MEC): https://nvcc.libwizard.com/f/MEC-Email-d

Woodbridge

Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/library/campus.html
E-mail: wolibrary@nvcc.edu
Ask A Librarian (WO): https://nvcc.libwizard.com/f/woemail

Fall 2020 Applications- Health Science and Nursing

The last of the 2019 school year programs have been seated and we are now shifting our focus to Fall 2020/Spring 2021 admissions.

First, we wanted to congratulate all those that applied for and were accepted into their program of choice. For all those that met the requirements but were not offered a seat, we ask that you review our competitive admissions post to learn how you can strengthen your next application.

 


Most Common Reasons Applications were not moved forward for Ranking, things to avoid

We wanted to address those applicants that applied without having met the stated entry requirements, or that failed to provide required documentation. It is important that you only apply if you have met those requirements. Unless you have in writing prior to applying an exemption to some requirement, your application will automatically be rejected. In the interest of fairness to your fellow students, who took the time to meet the entry requirements waivers are not granted to any entry requirement. Applicants are weighed against one another at the time of application. Often the very thing you are asking to be waived is one of the ranked items for a program.

We follow the mantra that you should not assume you have met any requirement. Verify that you have met the requirements by reviewing your own record to see that items have been correctly posted, that all test results are available and that transfer credit is posted to your account. In addition, you should provide documents when requested i.e. high school transcripts, ATI TEAS results, etc.  It is good practice to over provide documents than under provide.  You can always email MECCOUNSELOR@NVCC.edu from your student email and confirm that a document is on file. When doing so include your NOVA ID number, and the specific document or requirement you have questions about.

Avoid questions such as” have I met the entry requirements? can I apply now?”. Generally when we get an email that only asks that it almost always means a student has not reviewed their account, the entry requirements, information session or application page.

A better question would be: “Is my high school transcript from (school name) on file and have I met all the high school level requirements”. It is in your best interest to ask pointed specific questions that demonstrate you have done your due diligence in sourcing information from the information session or application page.

Student Failed to regularly check the student email addresses and respond in a timely manner to request from application processing staff.

Application Team emails requesting documents ignored until after the student’s application was marked not eligible.

Missing high school transcript

(nursing and dental assisting)

The student assumed that their high school transcripts were either on file or not needed because they had submitted college transcripts

International High School Transcripts not evaluated or not evaluated course by course.

(nursing and dental assisting)

Students assumed that a translation was sufficient and didn’t have either www.ece.org or www.ierf.org to evaluate their high school transcripts course by course.

Missing a high school level Chemistry

(nursing)

      • Students assumed they aged out of the high school level requirement
      • Students assumed a C- would suffice
      • Students assumed their GED would waive the requirement

ATI TEAS Scores below the threshold

        • Students assumed that scores would be rounded up
        • Students assumed that scores taken after the deadline would count
        • Students assumed passing one or two sections with 100’s would exempt them from passing other sections

The student did not attach the correct ATI TEAS Test Report

The student did not follow the steps outlined in the Health Science and nursing TEAS information document, https://www.nvcc.edu/medical/apply/ and failed to provide the correct format

The student was missing an entry course

The student assumed they could apply if an entry course was in progress

Do I Need SDV 101?

Current Application page: http://www.nvcc.edu/medical/apply

FAQ

I am reading some of the evaluations of my SDV 101 faculty and some students will make the comment that they have already taken SDV 100-College Success Skills.

The following students are exempt from taking SDV 101 for program admission:

  • You have already taken SDV 100 or another SDV course at NOVA
  • You have transferred in an SDV elective from another college (verified by NOVA transcript evaluation)
  • You have a transferrable associates degree or higher from a U.S. college or university (verified by NOVA transcript evaluation)
  • You have passed the NOVA SDV ABLE Examination

All first-time college students interested in MEC are encouraged to take SDV 101 within their first 16 credits at NOVA.  You can take the course on MEC campus or online through NOVA Online.

The SDV course is centered on college success skills.  Often students misinterpret the 101 courses to be Health Science 101 or Nursing 101.  The discipline is STUDENT DEVELOPMENT.  The learning outcomes are the same as SDV 100 courses but we adjust our instruction, textbook, and assignments to students who are interested in healthcare careers.

You have the opportunity to learn more about MEC admissions if you take the SDV 101 course.  You can also experience the campus environment and some facilities if you take the in-person courses in Springfield.

Not Sure you meet the Fall 2020 Nursing entry requirements? Click to learn more

Use our tool to see if you qualify to apply. This tool is for informational purposes only, please follow up with MECCounselor@nvcc.edu if you have any questions. You will need to log into the form via your NOVA student email. Make sure to either log out of your other Gmail accounts or open the link in the incognito mode in chrome or InPrivate mode for IE.

2020 Spring Nursing Eligibility Checker