Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program
NOVA is pleased to take part in The Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program. Pathway is a highly successful, award-winning initiative that addresses barriers to college access, success and completion for thousands of at-risk students in Northern Virginia through an effective collaboration among K-12, community college and university partners.
Pathway was founded in 2005 by Northern Virginia Community College, Fairfax and Loudoun County Public Schools and George Mason University, who share a common goal of improving college access, success and completion for underrepresented students in higher education living in Northern Virginia.
Pathway offers a supportive environment to facilitate the successful transition, retention, graduation and transfer of participating students from high school, through NOVA and on to a university of the student’s choice. Students in the program receive ongoing counseling, programming, and student support services using a developmental advising model administered through a one-stop, case management approach.
Admission to the Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program is selective and open to current high school seniors at participating public high schools in Alexandria City, Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church City, Loudoun, Manassas City, Manassas Park City and Prince William County. Application deadlines typically range between early November and early December of the senior year of high school.
To learn more about the program, visit our Pathway to the Baccalaureate partnership site.