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1. Select a program of study.

Review available programs of study.

2. Submit your application.

Click the APPLY NOW link to complete your application. Please review our academic calendar to decide what start term is best for you.

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3. Apply for Financial Aid.

Complete the FAFSA. NOVA's code is 003727.

4. Complete Direct Enrollment and Self Informed Placement survey.

A survey will be emailed to you after submitting your application. Complete the survey to determine your Math and English course placement.

Coming Soon! Wednesday, February 28th , 2024 VCCS ID Verification requirement for all new applicants

The admissions process will now require that all new credit applicants verify their identity. Applicants will need access to a computer or mobile device that has a camera to provide a real-time photo (Liveness Check) and upload a photo ID (Driver's License, Passport, ID Card, etc.). Support is available by contacting:

Dual Enrollment

If you plan to begin taking NOVA classes before graduating from high school, please see Dual Enrollment.

International Applicants

NOVA has specific application deadlines for international applicants. Review the International Admissions page for more details.

It is the policy of Northern Virginia Community College and the Virginia Community College System to maintain and promote equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. The policy permits appropriate employment preferences for veterans and specifically prohibits discrimination against veterans. Inquiries concerning affirmative action and equal opportunity policies should be addressed, or call 703.323.3266.

— Last updated by Northern Virginia Community College on 2/26/2024 8:14AM PST

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Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, VA 22003

(703) 323-3000
(877) 408-2028


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