GPA and Number of Applicants
GPA is used only to make sure you are eligible. Your NOVA GPA must be 2.5, if you don't have a GPA at NOVA your last school GPA is looked at. GPA is not used in the ranking of students.
Applicant Pools have been as little as 100 to as many as 600. various factors impact the size of the applicant pool. We have a near the record-high number of applications. The specific number of applicants is not available yet.
NOVA nursing has accepted in the past between 60 and 220 students. As mentioned by one of the earlier commentators, that has stabilized at 100.
Help MEC process faster
Please avoid swamping the application team with questions as it greatly delays their work.
Make sure you upload any document they ask for right away. If they ask for it, provide it via the online application ASAP. Students often assume their documents are on their NOVA record or that their bachelor's degree waives having to submit a high school transcript. It is stated on the application requirements document and on the application website. It does not state in any location that a degree waives providing high school transcripts.
The high school transcript requirement has been on the website, information session, application portal, nursing brochure, etc long before COVID. The deadline was extended as a result of COVID to April 20. Students who were requesting high school transcripts the first week of March were already in non-compliance and at risk for not meeting requirements.
If you submitted transcripts for evaluation by the college records office in March or April, you were already in non-compliance. Transfer credit must be posted to your NOVA record by the deadline. Credit posted after that will not be counted.
Don't meet the requirements?
Given the overwhelmingly large number of applications, there will be no exemptions granted or extra time provided. If you do not meet the requirements, you will have to apply for the next application cycle.
The deadline and requirements are posted www.nvcc.edu/medical/apply.