This week at NOVA Online

Cozy winter still lifeStill looking to add a spring course? NOVA Online has one more session start date available March 14. Enroll today! Once you enroll, tuition is due by 5pm the following business day. Schedule a virtual appointment with an NOVA Online Counselor with any academic advising questions.

Have a course that starts today? As you are getting started in your online class, we want to emphasize the importance of time management.

  • First! Check your syllabus for your first assignment due date. If you do not submit your first assignment on-time or before the deadline, you may be dropped from the course. This is called an administrative drop, and you will not be able to be added back to the course.
  • Establish a Routine! All online classes, regardless of session length, are based on the full 16-week course material, so 8-week courses will move at an accelerated pace. Be sure to review your course syllabus thoroughly and start working on your first week’s assignments so you don’t miss any deadlines.
  • Plan Ahead! All online classes require proctored exams or assignments. Plan ahead for your proctored exams so you don’t miss any deadlines. Check your course syllabus and review testing policies.

Visit the NOVA Online Student Blog for tips for success in online courses. The Critical Course Deadlines post and Preparing for your First Day post will give you some good suggestions and tips as you are getting started.

Log into Blackboard in your MyNOVA account and get started! Review this previous blog post for 10 tips to help you get started. Remember online courses at NOVA Online require firm assignment due dates, so make sure you are sticking with your weekly schedule so you are not administratively withdrawn from your course. Know your Critical Enrollment Dates, including your First Assignment Due Date and read this past blog for more information about your Critical Enrollment Dates!

Graduating in May? Apply for Graduation no later than March 1!

Transfer Planning – It’s never too early to begin your planning to transfer another institution. Join NOVA Online’s Transfer Counselor on Wednesday, February 24 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (EST) that will cover the basics of transfer planning; information about Guaranteed Admission Agreements, Articulation Agreements, and Transfer Guides; and a provide web tour of NOVA’s transfer website.

Contact the NOVA Online Success Coaches if you have any questions as you are getting started in your online courses. They can be reached at NOVA or 703.764.5076.

While enrolled in courses, you may be interested in registering for NOVA Alert to get emergency related messages, including closures due to inclement weather. Campus closures will affect all campus offices, including the testing centers, tutoring centers, and campus libraries. What a snow day means for your NOVA Online courses? Find out in this previous blog post.

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