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Student Services

For teen and young parents, the student services aspect of Elevating Parents in College (EPIC) is provided by the Pathway to the Baccalaureate program.

PtB is a consortium of 10 educational institutions in Northern Virginia, K-12 public school systems, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and George Mason University, who have joined forces to provide a seamless web of support to selected students as they pursue a four-year college degree, beginning with the transition from high school, through NOVA, to George Mason or another university. Pathway has emerged as an award-winning program model that has demonstrated remarkable outcomes in college readiness, access, success and completion.

The program is free to participating students.

Learn more on the Pathway to the Baccalaureate website


Additional EPIC Pathway Services

NOVA Student and Family Resource Center

The Center is a one-stop office for NOVA and community resources, and a hub for various types of support programming. Learn more about the NOVA Student and Family Resource Center.

Resource Videos

Resource Videos are offered online and designed to support students both academically and holistically while they pursue a college credential. Topics include financial literacy, community and government services, career readiness, and college success.

Workshops and Webinars

Workshops and Webinars are held virtually or in-person at the Student and Family Resource Center, as well as various NOVA locations. Topics include financial literacy, community and government services, career readiness, and college success.

Pathway Parenting Student Group

This group is designed for Pathway to the Baccalaureate student-parents. During activities, various resources are shared specific to supporting student-parents while they pursue a credential and balance their roles as student and parent. The Pathway Parenting Student Group allows students to develop a sense of community and provide each other with peer-to-peer support. Many of the events are family-friendly and children are welcome. Learn how to get involved.

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