Are you registered to vote?

Next Election is: Nov. 6, 2018
Deadline to update your address or register to vote for the Nov. Election: Oct. 15, 2018
Information about how to register and where to vote:
Candidate information:…/cand…/2018November.html

FASFA Reminder – Oct. 1

Federal Student Aid FAFSA Reminder

The 2019 – 2020 FASFA is available starting on October 1,2018!    Do NOT Delay!!!  NOVA’s Fall priority date is March 1.

  • Get an FSAID-
  • Complete Your  Application-
  • Enter NOVA’S School code on FAFSA-003727  
  • Submit the FAFSA
  • Regularly check the status of your application on MyNOVA
  • Regularly check the status of application on MyNOVA

o   Go to

o   Click on self Service, then Student Center

o   Review your To-Do list items

o   Respond promptly and submit required documents

Check out the new mystudentAid mobile app!!!

App can be used to begin, complete, and submit FAFSA Application

Downloadable through Apple App Store and Google Play

Student Workers Needed & Job Hunting Help

Have you been awarded Federal Work Study Aid? If you are using Financial Aid to pay for your courses and are interested in being a student worker this semester, NOVA Online’s Student Services Department is hiring!

More information can be found at: and


Are you looking for a job or wanting to upgrade to a better job? Have you applied for jobs without success? Is your resume failing to open doors for you?

Unlock the mysteries of the job search with Job Prep Express, Saturday, September 8 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at NOVA’s Loudoun Campus in the Higher Education Center. Experts from healthcare, education, IT, service industries and more will be giving their best job seeker tips.

Learn how to properly format your resume, search for a job online, and prepare to ace an interview. Mock interview practice is available for a limited number of participants. The event is FREE, open to all and co-sponsored by the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, Loudoun County Economic Development and Northern Virginia Community College.

Register online at .


If you will be taking an online MTT class, the NOVA Online Success Coaches are here to help! We realize that math can be intimidating and sometimes overwhelming. To combat these concerns, we have developed a summary of free NOVA supports, resources and best practices to enhance your learning in MTT.

First, read your syllabus and other folders in your course Blackbaord! As noted in the course processes, you will begin MTT by taking the Syllabus Quiz, when you pass, inform you Professor and your pre-test will be unlocked.

Attend the Online MTT Lab – This lab is embedded in your MTT class as a resource for general questions regarding course content and concepts. MTT Professors are logged in and ready to help you! To access the Online Math Lab, click on the “Online Math Lab” link in your Blackboard page.

Promote Your Success: Watch course videos, take notes, view PowerPoint slides available in your MYMATHLAB.

Take advantage of free educational resources:

Manage Your Time Well: When taking an online class, it is important to plan ahead and manage your time well. If time management is not your strength, take a few minutes to review our free workshop, Time Management: Strategies for Success:

Develop a Routine: Think of this class as an on-campus class where attendance is expected. Keep up with your pre and post-tests, homework and log into the math labs. Be sure to read the announcements/ check emails daily. View the free online workshop, 10 Tips for Success in Your Online Course. Although the instruction in MTT is individualized and you can progress as quickly as you like, you must complete a minimum number of quizzes and tests per week to make satisfactory progress.

Be proactive! Maintain communication with your instructor throughout the semester. If you have questions or need direction with an assignment, make an appointment. Don’t know what to say: 10 quick steps to e-mailing your instructor!

Enhance your Skills-Free Math Workshops: If math is challenging, take time to view our free online workshops located on Student lingo. How to Succeed in Math, How to Overcome Math Anxiety.

Repeating MTT: If you are unable to complete all of the Units, some work can be imported if it is within the same semester—consult with your Professor.

Publisher Access Code: Your Access Code will last until you are finished with all of your MTT.

Completing MTT Units 2 and/or 3: When checking into the testing center, a formula sheet, containing the volume formulas only, will be provided for the pre and post-tests. If they do not provide one, just ask. (If you are using a Proctor, they should have one as well.)

Your NOVA Online Success Coach is here to help you navigate the semester with success. They can refer you to free tutoring, assist with time management, help with organization, and answer any questions about MTT or other other online classes, reach out to your Success Coach, or 703.323.3347.



NOVA Annandale Campus| CE Building
Ernst Cultural Center-Forum Level
Sept. 26 – 11:00am-2:30pm

This annual event provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the collective agencies representing the US Intelligence Community, insight on how to apply for internships and full/part-time job opportunities, as well as providing clarity on what is needed to obtain a security clearance.

The event is free and open to ALL NOVA Students. NO RSVP required. Be sure to check your NOVA email for forthcoming details/announcements!

This annual event is brought to you by:
The NOVA Annandale Career Services Team & the NOVA Annandale Office of Student Activities.

Fall Tuition Due by 5 pm on August 7th

Starting August 6th, tuition is due by 5pm the following business day after enrollment. NOVA Onlines’s first fall session started on Wednesday, August 22 and for many courses, additional sections are offered starting September 12, 26, or later. Check the full list of fall 2018 courses here.

If you registered for fall 2018 courses and haven’t submitted your tuition payment or have your financial aid in place, you must do so by 5 pm on August 7th to avoid being dropped from your courses!

If you have questions about payment, visit NOVA’s payment information for details. You can also call the NOVA Online Hotline at 703-323-3347 for assistance.

For more information about Financial Aid at NOVA, you can visit the Financial Aid Support Center or review the Financial Aid Video.

Do you know where to take your NOVA Online Exams?

All NOVA Online courses require at least two proctored exams or assignments. There are a couple of different ways to do this, depending on where you live, and what courses you are enrolled in.

If you are in the Northern Virginia area, you are expected to take your exams at one of the six campus Testing Centers. Each campus has a testing center, and it doesn’t matter which one you go to throughout the term. When you go to the Campus Testing Center, you will need to take your course Exam Pass and a Photo ID (your drivers license or other government issued ID will work, or your NOVA Card). Your course Exam Pass can be found in the Syllabus Section of your course. These are course and exam specific.

If you are out of the area, or planning to be out of the area at any point during your course, you will need to request a proctor using a Proctor Request Form. Please be sure to read the form carefully and submit it in a timely manner. It takes 3-5 business days for these forms to be processed so, don’t wait until the day before the test!

A third way to take an exam is by using a service called Proctor U. ProctorU is an online proctoring service that allows you to take your exams from your home computer, using a web cam and microphone. There is a fee for Proctor U, and currently it is $7.50. Proctor U is not available for all NOVA Online courses, to see if is an option for your course, please check the Taking Exams and Using Exam Passes in the Syllabus Section of your Blackboard course, or ask your instructor. You must be 18 or older and meet minimum technical system requirements to use ProctorU. The specific requirements are listed on the ProctorU website.