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Getting Started

Welcome to NOVA Online and congratulations on your decision to further your education! We are here to help you every step of the way.

This video can answer many questions about online classes and NOVA Online:


Next: Orientation

The Orientation section is an excellent resource for discovering more about online courses. How do I get assignments? Am I a good fit for online learning? What technology do I need to know? These are just a few of the questions you'll find answered in Orientation.

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Do you live outside of Virginia and want to take online classes?

Northern Virginia Community College, as a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, has reciprocal agreements with most states to allow students living in those states to take NOVA online courses through NOVA Online.

Learn More About State Reciprocity

Important Dates

Be sure to review the Important Dates for this semester to prevent automatic withdrawal from your class.

Review Dates

OER and Online Courses

A growing number of our online courses use high-quality, openly licensed educational materials, eliminating the need to purchase textbooks. NOVA's award-winning innovative OER project provides a comprehensive approach to addressing access, affordability, and student success through the use of open educational resources.

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