As a first-time-to-college student under the age of 24 you must start by completing your placement testing and then sign up for a NOVA email account before you can register for an Orientation session.
Special Notice for Pathway to the Baccalaureate Students:
Pathway to the Baccalaureate students attend orientation, which is provided by Pathway to the Baccalaureate Staff. Please click here to register for Pathway to the Baccalaureate New Student Orientation.
Special Notice to Adult Learners:
- first-time in college students 25 or over;
- transferring into NOVA from another college/university (all ages); or
- returning to NOVA after a leave of absence (all ages)
To best support your successful transition and integration into college life, you are invited to attend a New Student Orientation for Adult Learners. Please click here to register.
During Student Orientation You Will:
- receive interpretation of Placement Test scores
- develop an academic goal
- meet with a first-year advisor
- create your class schedule and register for courses
- learn about payment options and Financial Aid
The earlier you attend a Student Orientation, the more likely you are to get the classes and the class times that you want!
Student Orientations are led by first-year advisors, college teaching faculty and student orientation leaders.
Student orientation sessions are offered throughout the year.
Students are only required to attend one orientation session at any NOVA campus location.
Click on the Register Online link below to get started.Register Online