Academic Calendar

Fall 2014 | Spring 2015 | Summer 2015


 Fall Semester 2014

NEW! On-time Registration

NOVA has a new on-time registration policy. All students must register by 11:59 p.m. the day before the session begins. Please note that the session may begin before your first day of class. Once students have registered, they have until 5 p.m. the next business day to pay. There will be no late registration and students will not be permitted to add/swap classes once the session has begun. Any schedule adjustment after the session has begun requires permission of the academic dean.

Important DatesDate(s)
NOVAConnect Priority registration for continuing students begins April 15
Priority date for all Fall financial aid applicants. * May 1
Open registration for all students begins May 6
Tuition payment deadline if you register by July 27 (Note: If you register July 28 or thereafter, you must pay your tuition before 5 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your classes.) July 28
NEW! Last day to add your name to the Wait List for all classes except the second 8-week session. August 7
Last day to initiate change of domicile for Fall August 20
Labor Day holiday. College closed. September 1
Parking enforcement on Student “B” Lots begins at 6 a.m. A current parking permit is required for all semesters/sessions of attendance. September 9
Last day to apply for Fall graduation (earlier application is encouraged) * October 1
NEW! Last day to add your name to the Wait List for second 8-week session. October 8
Non-instructional days. No classes. College offices open. October 13-14
Non-instructional day. College closes at noon. November 26
Thanksgiving holiday. College closed. November 27-28
Non-instructional days. No classes. College offices closed. November 29-30
Last day to withdraw Fall 2014 graduation application. December 16
16-Week SessionDate(s)
Classes begin August 20
Drop a class on NOVAConnect for a tuition refund August 20-September 8
Last day to drop a class with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** September 8
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty October 30
Last week of classes December 3-9
Final exam week December 10-16
Final exams end December 16
First 8-Week SessionDate(s)
Classes begin August 20
Drop a class on NOVAConnect for a tuition refund August 20-28
Last day to drop a class with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** August 28
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty September 21
Classes and examinations end October 12
Second 8-Week SessionDate(s)
Classes begin October 15
Drop a class on NOVAConnect for a tuition refund October 15-24
Last day to drop a class with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** October 24
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty November 21
Classes and examinations end December 16

ELI/Online Learning Dates

ELI Session Start Date Last Day to Drop with a Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date)
16 weeks August 20 September 6
First 8-weeks August 20 August 28
First 12-weeks August 20 September 1
Second 8-weeks September 3 September 11
Second 12-weeks September 3 September 15
Third 8-weeks September 24 October 2
Third 12-weeks September 17 September 29
Fourth 8-weeks October 15 October 23
Plan AheadDate(s)
Spring 2015 Advising Week November 3-7, 2014
Spring 2015 priority registration for continuing students begins November 11, 2014
Spring 2015 open registration begins November 17, 2014
Spring 2015 semester begins January 12, 2015
Summer 2015 open registration begins March 31, 2015
Summer 2015 classes begin May 18, 2015

Spring Semester 2015

Important DatesDate(s)
Priority date for all Fall financial aid applicants. * October 1
Academic Advising Week for Spring 2015. November 3-7
NOVAConnect priority registration for current students begins. November 11
Open registration for all students begins. November 17
Tuition payment deadline if you register by December 15. If you register December 16 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5:00 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your classes. December 16
Last day to add your name to the Wait List for all classes except the second 8-week session. December 30
Last day to initiate change of domicile for Spring. January 12
Martin Luther King Jr., holiday. College closed. January 19
Parking enforcement on Student “B” Lots begins at 6 a.m. A current parking permit is required for all semesters/sessions of attendance. January 30
Last day to apply for Spring graduation (earlier application is encouraged) * March 1
Last day to add your name to the Wait List for second 8-week session. March 9
Spring Break. Non-instructional days. No classes. College offices open. March 9-15
Non-instructional day. College closes at noon. November 26
Commencement ceremony May 17
16-Week SessionDate(s)
Classes begin January 12
Drop a class on NOVAConnect with tuition refund January 12-29
Last day to drop a class with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** January 29
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty March 23
Last week of classes April 27-May3
Final exam week May 4-10
Final exams end May 10
First 8-Week SessionDate(s)
Classes begin January 12
Drop a class on NOVAConnect for a tuition refund January 12-20
Last day to drop a class with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** January 20
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty February 14
Classes and examinations end March 8
Second 8-Week SessionDate(s)
Classes begin March 16
Drop a class on NOVAConnect for a tuition refund March 16-24
Last day to drop a class with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** March 24
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty April 18
Classes and examinations end May 10
ELI/Online Learning DatesStart DateLast Day to Drop with a Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date)
16 weeks January 12 January 29
First 8-weeks January 12 January 20
First 12-weeks January 12 January 24
Second 8-weeks Feburary 2 February 10
Second 12-weeks January 26 February 7
Third 8-weeks February 23 March 3
Third 12-weeks February 9 February 21
Fourth 8-weeks March 16 March 24
Plan AheadDate(s)
Summer 2015 open registration begins March 31, 2015
Summer 2015 classes begin May 18, 2015

 

* Earlier application is highly recommended.

** To find the last day to drop with refund (census date) for a variable duration (dynamic) course, go to the Schedule of Classes, search for the course, and then click on the class number of the section. The last day to “drop with refund” will be listed at the bottom of the course information.

All dates subject to change. Check back here for the most up-to-date information.


Summer 2015

Important DatesDate(s)
NOVAConnect registration for all students begins for Summer March 31
Priority date for Summer financial aid applications for all students April 1
Last day to apply for Summer graduation June 1
Independence Day holiday (observed) for students, faculty, and staff. College offices closed. July 3
12-Week SessionDate(s)
Classes begin May 18
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date) June 1
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty July 7
Classes and examinations end August 9
First 6-Week SessionDate(s)
Classes begin May 18
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date) May 26
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty June 12
Classes and examinations end June 28
First 8-Week SessionDate(s)
Classes begin May 18
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date) May 26
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty June 19
Classes and examinations end July 12
Classes begin June 29
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date) July 6
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty July 24
Classes and examinations end August 9
Second 8-Week SessionDate(s)
Classes begin June 15
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date) June 23
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty July 17
Classes and examinations end August 9
Please check NOVAConnect for start dates and census dates for variable duration (dynamic) sessions