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Important Course Dates

Critical Course Deadlines

Date Definitions

Start Date

This is your official start date; all other dates are based on it. Your enrollment does not necessarily correspond to campus enrollment dates. You are expected to meet a schedule for the submission of your work, so you need to buy your course materials and start on time.

Refund Date

This is the last date to:

  • Drop your course and receive a full refund of your tuition.
  • Drop your course and add another without additional tuition.
  • Change a course to audit or credit.

Use MyNOVA > SIS to drop a class (view SIS tutorials).

Any One Assignment (NVRK) Due Date

You must submit a required assignment by this date, or you will be administratively deleted without a refund. Once you are deleted, you will not be able to be added back to the class.

Last Withdrawal Date without F

This is the last date on which you can withdraw from this course without a grade penalty. You will receive a grade of "W." However, students who expect a W are responsible for withdrawing themselves via MyNOVA > SIS by the last withdrawal date (view SIS tutorials). Withdrawal after this date will result in a grade of F, except under documented mitigating circumstances.

If you are past your Last Withdrawal Date but have mitigating circumstances that prevent you from finishing the course, complete the Late Withdrawal for Mitigating Circumstances form [125-047] via the Forms Library and submit it to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities at along with supporting documentation and statement of explanation asking for a "W" grade.

End Date

Complete all assignments and examinations by this date.

Your course may have other deadlines. Review your course syllabus for more information.