Are YOU planning to graduate in May?

The deadline to apply is right around the corner!

Apply by March 1st

Don’t know where to start? View our NOVA Graduation Preparation video:


Learn about the information you will need to graduate from NOVA and plan for transfer or prepare for employment.

Graduation Checklist:

  • -Verify program requirements
  • -Apply for graduation
  • -Attend Commencement
  • -Financially plan for next step

One of the questions asked by most students is how do I land that job after graduation or how will I get ready for my licensing  exams. has an excellent post, The Summer Brain Drain. It provides a list of useful tips on advancing both your academic and career goals.

The main take away is that your summer break needs to be a time to solidify your plans, and learn about your future career. They suggest taking on internships, volunteer opportunities or a part-time job in your field.

If you haven’t already, we suggest you incorporate some of their suggestions into your career goals.


5 Reasons to Love the MEC


You’ll never have to walk far to get to your next class. The MEC is three floors brimming with next generation teaching tools, and world class labs.


Don’t want to drive?  With shuttle services running throughoutΕ the day, you’re never more than a 10 minute ride from the Franconia-Springfield Metro. Just show your NOVA ID and ride for free.


Our one stop shop has everything you might need in one office. Need Financial aid, Disability services or advising? Come to room 202.


Our student activities office is active and our clubs keep our students engaged with one another and the community. Stop by 116 to find out more.


Need your coffee? We’ve got that too. Our on campus Starbucks is always there to keep you caffeinated.