Finals prep webinar!

Finals are approaching quickly for your NOVA Online courses. Start preparing now!

now or later
Participate in a How to Prepare for Finals webinar. This 30 minute, live information session will focus on topics and strategies to help ease anxiety and help you study smart such as: Early preparation, planning your approach and taking the exam. Sign up here to participate in the session of your choice. 

If you need assistance locating helpful study resources, contact your Student Success Coach at or call 703.764.5076.

Good Luck on your final exams and projects!

Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day! Follow us throughout the day on Facebook for Eco-trivia and the opportunity to win some NOVA Online goodies!


Did you know we have been celebrating Earth Day in the U.S. since 1970? We celebrate Earth Day each year to bring attention to peace, justice, and the care of the Earth! What are you doing today to celebrate?

NOVA Online Students Recognized At SEAL Awards


(Pictured above: (Left) Alexandra Willey, (Center) Amanda Morley, NOVA Online Student Life Specialist, (Right) Amber Mooney) 


On Thursday, March 27, 2014, NOVA hosted its 42nd annual Student Awards banquet. This banquet hosted by Student Life recognizes the many student leaders on NOVA’s campuses and their contributions in leadership. These students were recognized with a NOVA SEAL award. The SEAL award honors the many talents and contributions of our diverse community of scholars. Students are recognized who best exemplify the qualities of Service, Engagement, Academics, and Leadership. This includes community service involvement, college club or organizational participation, outstanding academic achievement and campus or community leadership.

This year, two of our NOVA Online students, Alexandra Willey and Amber Mooney were recipients of this award. Both students have shown outstanding leadership through their online engagement outside the classroom and in their community. We congratulate them for their outstanding involvement.

If you want to learn more about getting involved with Student Life at NOVA and NOVA Online, contact

NOVA’s First Annual Take Back The Night

NOVA is hosting their first Take Back The Night event on the Loudoun Campus on April Tuesday, 22nd @ 6pm.  Below is some history about this event.

take_back_the_night“The Take Back The Night Foundation serves to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. They seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence.

One of the first “Take Back the Night” marches was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in October 1975, after the murder of a microbiologist, Susan Alexander Speeth, who was stabbed to death while walking home alone.“Take Back the Night” was used as the title of a 1977 memorial read by Anne Pride at an anti-violence rally in Pittsburgh.

Since the 1970s in the United States, Take Back The Night has focused on eliminating sexual violence, in all forms, and thousands of colleges, universities, women’s centers, and rape crisis centers have sponsored events all over the country.”

For more information on this event, contact Negar Ehsani, Sexual Assault Services (SAS) Coordinator at or           703-338-0834

Financial Literacy: Understanding Your Paycheck

Ever wonder how much you actually take home from your paycheck? April is National Financial Literacy month. Over the next three weeks, we will pick a few financial literacy topics to discuss on the NOVA Online blog. Today’s topic is Understanding your Paycheck and we are sharing some ideas to help you understand your paycheck from Project Life.

Do you know how much you pay in Federal taxes? State Taxes? Do you know how much you actually take home from your paycheck?

This Independent Living Skills Module shows sample checks and breaks down the different deductions to help you understand your paycheck.

VFCCE Scholoarship Opportunity

The Virginia Community College System offers several great scholarships for students throughout the state.

Each year the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) recognizes outstanding students of all ages and backgrounds through its statewide scholarship program. The application period for the 2014-2015 school year is now open.

Check out the link below to learn more about the VFCCE scholarship, as well as several other opportunities! Deadlines are approaching quickly!

VFCCE scholarship information is also posted on the Virginia Education Wizard.

Virtual Career Fair

Register to participate in a virtual career exploration day with employers on April 17th.

Seeking talented students with disabilities.
Be prepared to ask questions and share your resume.

Learn about internship and full time opportunities in the
Washington DC region for:

•     Information Technology
•     Engineering
•     Accounting and Finance
•     Business Management…and Others!

Register HERE to reserve your space!

*This program was developed in partnership with the National Youth Transitions Center and the Youth Transitions Collaborative. To learn more about the Center and Collaborative, please visit:

Click on the logos below for more information about the sponsoring organizations.

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Are you ready to register for a summer course?

Open registration for summer courses begins today, April 1, 2014!

To review a list of available classes, please click here. (Select NOVA Online under Campus/Center)

If you need assistance, we are here for you:

Do you need help registering for the class?  For step-by-step online registration instructions, please click here.  If you need additional assistance, please contact or call NOVA Online Registration at 703.323.3368.

Do you need help with course selection? If you have not been assigned a faculty advisor you can contact a NOVA Online Counselor at or 703.323.2425 for assistance with course selection.

Are you new to NOVA Online?  We encourage you to attend a NOVA Online Orientation webinar! The NOVA Online Orientation will focus on answering key questions to getting started. For more information and to register for a session, click here.

Do you have questions about Tuition and Payment? For payment due dates, methods, and online payment instructions, please click here.

If you are looking for additional resources to help you achieve academic success, the NOVA Online Student Services Team is here for you! You can access free online tutoringwebinars, and free online workshops to help you succeed in your NOVA Online classes. You can reach us at 703.323.3347 or visit us at

LiveSafe App

NOVA is excited to announce the college-wide launch of a powerful new mobile safety app! livesafeThe free LiveSafe app will improve communication between students, faculty, staff, and college police, and facilitate emergency response in distress situations. By providing access to the latest safety information, our goal is to make our already safe NOVA campuses and centers safer and more secure.

The LiveSafe app will offer a range of safety resources to NOVA students, faculty, staff, and parents, including to ability to:

•    Send your location to college police in an emergency
•    Report tips anonymously to college police
•    Let friends or family monitor you as you walk home, so you never have to walk alone.
•    Notify college police and emergency management of your safety and security concerns
•    Ask questions and/or make suggestions to the college police

Here’s how you get the app:

1.    Visit the iTunes or Google Play store, depending on your smartphone, and download the “LiveSafe” app (blue shield icon).
2.    Choose NOVA from the list of schools that appear.
3.    Fill-in your name and contact info so we can get in touch in the event of an emergency.

If you have any questions:

Call NOVA Dispatch, at 703-764-5000, if you have any questions about NOVA’s new mobile LiveSafe app. For additional information, check out

The NOVA Online Student Blog