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Cybersecurity AAS Transfer Guidance

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Note: The following information is provided as guidance only. Senior institutions often change academic requirements, sometimes without much notice to partners. Students are advised to work closely with the institution before graduation to ensure that all of the requirements for the senior institution have been met.

Capitol Technology University (formerly Capitol College)

  • Center of Academic Excellence with DHS/NSA (CAE). Capitol will be offering the 3rd and 4th years of their BS in Cybersecurity at the Alexandria Campus beginning in the Spring 2017 semester.
  • They provide a 10K scholarship to students with a degree from NOVA.
  • Students may transfer up to 69 credits with a minimum grade of ‘C’ in each transferred course.
  • Formal Articulation Agreement
  • Contact Dr. William Butler for more information at whbutler@captechu.edu.
  • Capitol recommends ENG 112, MTH 163 or higher, C+, ITN 267, and will also give credit for BUS 100 – up to 69 credits.

ECPI University

  • Guaranteed Admission Program for Cybersecurity AAS degree students
    • GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Achieve a "C" or better in all courses and completed all courses applied to the degree within the past 10 years.
  • Formal Articulation Agreement
  • After completing your AAS Cybersecurity degree, you enroll at both ECPI and NOVA to take 16 additional credits at NOVA, while completing your remaining 47 credits for your bachelor's degree at ECPI, keeping tuition costs down.

Excelsior University

  • Online degree program – BS Information Technology (Cybersecurity concentration).
  • Center of Academic Excellence with DHS/NSA (CAE).
  • 3+1 Student does three years at NOVA and one year online at Excelsior. They accept up to 116 transfer credits from NOVA, CLEP and military training.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Formal Articulation Agreement

George Mason University Bachelors of Applied Science Cybersecurity

  • Minimum age requirement of 25 that can be waived at Mason’s discretion, for students meeting the criteria at http://bas.gmu.edu.
  • GPA Minimum 2.0
  • Does not qualify for the Virginia’s Guaranteed Admission program.
  • Very specific program requirements – will take an extra science with lab but not physiology or anatomy.
  • Requires CST 110, HIS 101, ITE 221, ITN 100.
  • Requires MTH 151; will also take MTH 241 or MTH 271.
  • Not a Center of Academic Excellence in this program.
  • The program can be taken entirely online or face-to-face.
  • Application Deadlines: March 1 for Fall and October 1 for Spring - Apply Now
  • Articulation Agreement
  • Contact Krystal Dains at kdains@gmu.edu for more information.

George Washington University, College of Professional Studies, Bachelor’s in Integrated Information, Science and Technology at the Arlington and Ashburn Campuses

  • Designed for working professionals.
  • Some security and data analytics classes, but tends to be a more well-rounded IT degree.
  • Cohort program – students attend in a group for 5 semesters
  • Tuition discounts make it less expensive than attending GWU at Foggy Bottom.
  • Students who graduate the program have guaranteed admission to GW master’s degree program in Information Systems and Technology Management at the Foggy Bottom Campus.
  • Offers a 10K Degree Completion grant available from NSF to qualifying students.
  • Contact amck28@gwu.edu for more information.
  • Students must have an AS or an AAS in IT or Cybersecurity. Beginning Fall 2018, students will also be required to have completed a 4-credit Natural or Applied Science course prior to being admitted.
  • Minimum GPA 2.70
  • Application & Admission
  • GWU wants students to have MTH 163, rather than MTH 151.
  • Articulation Agreement

George Washington University, Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity, College of Professional Studies at the Woodbridge and Ashburn Campuses

Contact Lynn McKnight at lamck28@gwu.edu.

  • Not eligible for the SFS Scholarship program.
  • Last two years of the degree is offered at Northern Virginia Community College's Woodbridge Campus and GWU's Ashburn Campus.
  • Contact cyber@gwu.edu for more information.
  • Students must have an AS or AAS.
  • Minimum GPA 2.70
  • Application & Admission

George Washington University, Bachelor’s in Computer Science at the Foggy Bottom Campus

  • A more traditional transfer-oriented program; a good option for students with strong Math and Programming (Computer Science).
  • Participates in Scholarship for Service (SFS) CyberCorps program for both undergrads and students with previous bachelor’s degree, transferring from NOVA.
  • Scholarship for Service opportunities for students with prior bachelor’s degrees who complete at least one year of foundational IT/Cyber studies at NOVA (pending). Contact Margaret Leary at mleary@nvcc.edu.

Marymount University BS in Networking and Cybersecurity

  • Center of Academic Excellence
  • Students need to take either ENG 112 or 125, in addition to ENG 111 required in the AAS Cybersecurity degree.
  • Concentration in Networking and Cybersecurity.
  • Participates in Scholarship for Service (SFS) CyberCorps program for both Undergrads and students with previous bachelor’s degree, transferring from NOVA into Graduate program (MS in Cybersecurity).
  • Students must have a GPA 2.75 and Cs in all transferred courses.
  • Transferring Credits - NOVA Students

University of Maryland, University College (UMUC), Cybersecurity Management and Policy and Bachelor of Science in Network and Security (NAS)

  • Online and face-to-face (primarily online), however very hands-on.
  • Center of Academic Excellence
  • Good program for working adults and military friendly.
  • Will accept some industry certs for credit.
  • UMUC accepts up to 70 credits from community colleges and 90 credits from all sources combined.
  • UMUC offers dual enrollment options so you can take classes at your community college and UMUC at the same time.
  • Call 800.888.UMUC (8682) for more information.