Congratulations on being a student-athlete at Northern Virginia Community College. We are proud you are a Nighthawk!
NJCAA Eligibility Requirements
Finally, each student-athlete should be aware that they have a total of four years of eligibility to compete in intercollegiate athletics and playing for NOVA counts as part of your eligibility. Students can only participate in intercollegiate athletics at NOVA/NJCAA level for two years and participation in NJCAA sports is limited to the first two years of participation.
NOVA has partnered with Select Physical Therapy to provide athletic care and injury prevention for our student-athletes. Please visit our Sports Medicine page for more information.
Transferring to a four-year program
Many students come to NOVA with the intent to transfer and compete in intercollegiate athletics at a four-year institution. The NCAA and NAIA are the primary governing bodies for four-year college athletics. Student seeking to transfer must adhere to the rules and guidelines of institution they are seeking to transfer. Students should meet early with their head coach and athletic director to better understand the process. The links below can help you learn more about transfer requirements for each governing body.
Helpful Information on transferring
NCAA Gude for Two-Year Transfers (2018-19)
NAIA Transfer Website
The United States Collegiate Athletic Association
National Christian College Athletic Association