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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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Register for classes early before they fill! Once the session begins, you will need to come to campus to register for classes that have not met yet and have an open seat.

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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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