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  • Students posing after Commencement

Pathway to the Baccalaureate is a consortium of 10 educational institutions in Northern Virginia who have joined forces to provide a seamless web of support to selected students as they pursue a four-year college degree.

Pathway to Baccalaureate

About Pathway to the Baccalaureate

Pathway to the Baccalaureate 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.

What Students Say

Students Sitting
“Pathway has given me a sense of hope about college.”
Cristian Roldan
NOVA, sophomore, biology major
“The Pathway Program propelled me far in my academic career.”
Sylvia Eberhardt
Howard University, senior, pre-medical studies

Message From the Former President

Dr. Templin
“If we’re going to be competitive globally we need a greater percentage of people going to college. It just so happens the majority of the people coming down the pipeline do not have a college-going tradition.”
Robert Templin Jr.
Former NOVA President
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Pathway News

September 2016: Pathway selected as 2016 Example of Excelencia at the Associate Level by Excelencia in Education Foundation

May 2016: Pathway student Shahrozia Imtiaz awarded prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship


April 2016: Pathway featured in American Association of Community Colleges 21st Century Center


March 2015 and 2016: Pathway named finalist in Greater Washington Innovation Awards


January 2015: Pathway named finalist in Community College Futures Assembly Bellwether Awards


September 2014: Pathway featured in NPR With Good Reason broadcast


April 2014: Pathway featured in Christian Science Monitor


April 2014: Pathway featured in Washington Post Magazine

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