Transferring Without Your Associate Degree at NOVA
Sometimes it is best for students to transfer without an Associate Degree. These instances are often the case when the community college does not offer a degree that is aligned with the requirements at a four-year institution. In addition, if you have a strong high school and college record and you want to get involved in a specific sports team or student activity at the college of your choice, then you should probably consider transferring without your Associate Degree.
Words of Caution!
Students may apply to a university without earning the Associate Degree. However, the state universities have severely reduced the number of students transferring without an Associate Degree.
- Often, students who have completed the Associate Degree are given transfer admission priority.
- Students without the Associate Degree must meet freshman admission standards;
- Students must have a competitive academic GPA as computed by the university. Without an Associate Degree, all attempted credits will be averaged into your GPA for admission purposes;
- Often there is no grade forgiveness honored for previous unsuccessful courses attempted.