What are ADVANCE milestones and why do I have to meet them?

ADVANCE milestones are steps that you must take to achieve success and continue in the program. All students must complete the following courses within the first semester at NOVA:

  • SDV 100 or SDV 101
  • Begin all developmental coursework (ENF 1-3 and MTE/MTT 1-4) if placed

All students are required to complete the following courses within their first 30 college credits:

  • ENG 111 and ENG 125
  • College-level (100-299) MTH course required for your pathway
  • Engineering pathway students must complete MTH 263 and MTH 264 with grades of B or better in each course

Other Milestones:

  • Complete at least 6 credits required on the curricular pathway each fall and each spring semester
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  • Completion of the ENG 111 and the first college-level MTH course in the fall or spring semester immediately following ENF and/or MTE/MTT courses