Thinking about an online class for Fall 2017? Fall Registration is now open for all students. The online catalog is available in NOVAConnect now – search the online catalog to see what options you have for online courses.
NOVA Online offers courses that begin on August 21, September 11, 25 or later. Enroll today!
Review & Understand your NOVAConnect Account
Have any holds? Need to update your contact information? Request a final transcript or view your final grades? Run your advising report before working with your advisor? Log into your Student Center account (in NOVAConnect) for more information.
Be cleared of any prerequisites (if needed)
If you are attempting to enroll in a course at NOVA for which you believe you have successfully completed (a grade of “C“ or higher) the required prerequisite(s) at another regionally accredited institution, you need to visit the Visiting and Transient Student webpage and follow the instructions on the page. Any questions? Reach out to a Virtual Advisor at AcademicAdvising@nvcc.edu.
Get Ready to Start your courses
Each course has a course site in Blackboard. Students are given access to the course specific link on the first day the course is scheduled to begin. Once you have access to your course in Blackboard, make sure to thoroughly review the course syllabus and course calendar (Overview of Assignments) to map out a plan for the course. Summer courses run at an accelerated pace, so make sure you plan ahead and stay on track.
Understand online learning through NOVA Online
Participate in the live NOVA Online Orientation webinar to get off to a strong start. This one hour live online instructor session will focus on getting started in your courses, navigating your Blackboard course site, and identifying tips for success and student support services. The NOVA Online Orientation is highly recommended for students who are new to online learning. Register or Request a Recording Today!
Make sure you know your course start date and critical enrollment dates! Don’t miss your first assignment due date!
If you are new to online learning we would encourage you to participate in the virtual orientation session. You can review the student blog for more tips to online learning.
If you have questions about making your tuition payment, visit NOVA’s payment information for details. You can also call the NOVA Online Hotline at 703-323-3347 for assistance.
Take the Smarter Measure assessment to see how your personal learning styles will work with online courses.
Establish a Routine! All online courses, regardless of session length, are based on the full 16-week course material, 12 and 8 week courses will move at an accelerated pace.
Make sure you activate your Student Email Address so you don’t miss any important updates.
If you need assistance with your course selection, NOVA Online Counselors can be reached at, firstname.lastname@example.org.