Evening Registration Labs

Do you still need to register for fall 2023 classes? Are you thinking of adding another class to your schedule? Now is the time!

Registration assistance is available in the evenings at NOVA’s five comprehensive campuses.

  • Alexandria Campus
    • Location: AA 155
    • Thursday August 17, 2023
      • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Annandale Campus
    • Location: CA 113
    • Tuesday August 15, 2023
      • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Loudoun Campus
    • Location: LR 209
    • Thursday August 17, 2023
      • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Manassas Campus
    • Location: MP 112
    • Wednesday August 16, 2023
      • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Woodbridge Campus
    • Location: Woodbridge Village, Building G, Room 102
    • Monday August 14, 2023
      • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Super Saturday

NOVA’s “Super Saturday” will offer one-stop access to class registration at all NOVA campuses in person and virtually on Saturday, August 19, 2023. Get assistance with building your class schedule, enrolling in courses, financial aid, and more before classes start this fall.

Get to Know NOVA

Did you know, in addition to the NOVA Online Division, NOVA has six unique campuses?  If you are a new student and curious about what a campus is like or has to offer, consider participating in a Discover NOVA event.  The events being held now, throughout the end of July and early August, at different campuses include the following:

  • Presentations and breakout sessions featuring topics to help students make the transition to college.
  • Opportunities to interact with NOVA faculty, staff, and students.
  • Two students from each Discover NOVA event will be randomly selected to receive a $250 NOVA Scholarship.

Learn more about the events, scholarship, and how to register at the Discover NOVA website.

Remember to Take Time for Reflection

Another summer session has ended and the final summer session has begun.   If you have not taken time to reflect on the progress you are making towards achieving your goals consider taking a few minutes now to do so.  The following are a few questions to help you:

  1. What went or is going well for you this term?
  2. What did not or is not going well?
  3. Why?

Take time to consider what changes you may want to make as you move forward with working towards achievement of your academic and professional goals.

Below are links to resources you may find helpful.

Assistance with Fall Math Classes

Take a moment to answer the following questions:

  • Are you planning to take MTH 154, MTH 161, MTH 167, MTH 245, MTH 261, or MTH 263 this fall?
  • Would you like some help in preparing for your fall math class?

If you answered yes to both questions, consider participating in workshops being offered from late July through mid-August by NOVA’s Math Department.  The following are some highlights of the workshops:

  • Free!!!
  • Participation in the workshops is voluntary and does not affect enrollment in a fall class.
  • Depending on course – offered for one-week or two-weeks.
  • Depending on course – offered on a campus, via Zoom, or in an asynchronous format.
  • Taught by Math Support Specialists.

View the Ramp Up Math Workshops website to learn more and access a link to register for the workshops.

Another Summer Session Begins Today!

The second 8-week summer session for NOVA Online begins today.  If you missed the New2NOL presentation, presented by a NOVA Online Success Coach, you can access a recording using the following passcode: M22R^iqA.  Topics covered in the presentation include the following:

  • How a NOVA Online course is different from a campus or virtual course.
  • How to log into a course.
  • How to Navigate a course in Canvas.
  • Best practices for successful completion of a course.
  • NOVA supports and resources.


Resources to Support NOVA Online Students

This post highlights just a few of the resources available to support NOVA Online students with achieving their academic and professional goals.

Success Coach

NOVA Online Success Coaches can refer you to resources and supports, provide help with time management, testing skills and more!  Contact a coach at onlinesuccess@nvcc.edu.

Weekly Study Time for Online Learning

View a chart that provides guidance on suggested study time based on course length and number of credits.


Access free tutoring available on days and times that meet your schedule.

Virtual Student Union 

Get connected and stay connected to the NOVA community.

Financial Stability and Advocacy Centers

Learn more about resources to support you with achieving your goals.

Summer Registration Continues

Registration continues for the summer term. NOVA offers courses in a variety of formats both asynchronous and synchronous. Courses following an asynchronous format are offered through NOVA Online, NOVA’s online division, and with few exceptions, do not require any on-site or real-time meetings. Courses following a synchronous format are offered through a NOVA campus and may require on-site meetings and/or meetings online via Zoom in real-time.

Throughout the summer NOVA may offer courses following a 12, 10, 8, or 6 week schedule.  View NOVA’s academic calendar for information about registration and other important dates.  Scroll to the bottom of the calendar for information about sessions offered through NOVA Online.

View a current Schedule of Classes to learn more about course offerings.  Use the Search for A Class feature to search for courses of interest.  Select NOVA Online as the Location option to search for sections of courses offered through NOVA Online.  You will enroll in courses through NOVA’s student information system.

If you are new to NOVA, view the Ready to Become a Nighthawk? post for guidance on getting started.

Managing Your Time

Below are tips to help you manage your time whether your course has already begun or as you prepare to start a course that will begin later this summer or fall.

  1. Check the academic calendar. Identify and take note of key dates for a session.
  2. Review each course syllabus. Note due dates as well as contact information for the professor and preferred method of contact.
  3. Create a schedule for studying and completing assignments. Refer to the following resource for time management tips: Time Management Strategies for Success workshop available on-demand through StudentLingo. If your course has already begun make note of the amount of time it took you to complete and submit an assignment.  Adjust your schedule as needed to make sure you are creating an accurate schedule.
  4. Access the Canvas and EdTech Resources for Students course to make sure you are aware of and utilizing features of Canvas. Some features include setting notifications for announcements from a professor and adding to-do items to your personal calendar.  If you need some help, consider attending a free NOVA Student Workshop: Getting Started in Canvas.  Workshops are currently offered on Tuesdays at 6PM and Thursdays at 3PM.  Join a workshop through the Canvas and EdTech Resources for Students tile in Canvas.

Congratulations Graduates!

The following are a few items to add to your to do list:

  1. Pause and reflect.  Take time to appreciate all you have accomplished.
  2. Update or create your resume.  As an alumni, you have access to Career Connection, NOVA’s job & internship database for students.  Utilize the resume builder tool if you need help getting started.
  3. Request your transcript.  Order a copy for yourself as well as copies to provide to appropriate parties based on your goals.
  4. Stay connected to NOVA by joining NOVA’s Alumni and Friends Network.
  5. Take care of yourself.  Find helpful resources, including a Virtual Self-Care Kit, on the Office of Mental Health and Wellness website.

Congratulations and best wishes!