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Why choose NOVA Online?

Why choose NOVA Online?

Northern Virginia Community College’s NOVA Online (formerly the Extended Learning Institute, or ELI) has offered outstanding online learning programs for 40 years.  More than 9000 students a semester choose NOVA Online courses.

Among the many reasons students choose to take NOVA Online courses, NOVA Online offers:

  • excellent, responsive faculty who truly care about teaching
  • over 300 courses to choose from, in over 50 academic disciplines
  • more than 13 degrees and certificates you can earn completely online
  • comprehensive student support services including 24/7 online library support, free online tutoring, hotline and IT Help Desk, counseling staff, and more
  • assistance with transfer to four-year universities, including guaranteed admissions programs to elite institutions like the University of Virginia, the College of William and Mary, George Mason University, and many others

NOVA Places in Top 5 for Technology Award

2016-2017 Digital Community College Winner

The Digital Community Colleges Survey awarded NOVA in top honors, Fifth place for colleges with 10,000 or more students. The survey looks at how community colleges use digital technologies to enhance student, faculty, staff and community services.