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Transfer Agreements

Guaranteed Admission & Articulation Agreements

NOVA offers transfer programs that lead to an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. To help you plan for a smooth transfer to another institution, NOVA has two types of transfer agreements with many institutions - Guaranteed Admission Agreements and Articulation Agreements. To explore each type, click the buttons below.

Note: Some four-year colleges will accept certain Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) and Associate of Applied Arts (A.A.A.) programs, but each institution has a different policy.


Guaranteed Admission Agreements (GAA) secure your entrance into more than 40 area colleges and universities when you meet the agreement requirements. Be sure to check out the GAA website.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are partnerships between institutions that can help ensure the classes you take at NOVA will transfer to a college or university.