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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.

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

October 2014: Pathway students win VALHELN scholarships


September 2014: Pathway featured in With Good Reason broadcast story


April 2014: Pathway featured in Christian Science Monitor Story


April 2014: Pathway featured in Washington Post Magazine story


September 2013: Pathway receives Virginia Bridge Builder in Education Award


July 2013: Pathway Connection College Readiness pilot expands to Arlington County Public Schools


March 2013: Pathway featured in Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine article


May 2012: Pathway student David Liendo awarded prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship


June 2011: Pathway featured in Education Week magazine's "Diplomas Count 2011" edition


April 2010: National case study on Pathway released by New America Foundation


September 2009: Pathway named finalist in Excelencia in Education Foundation's 2009 Examples of Excelencia


May 2009: Pathway awarded 2009 Virginia Excellence in Education Award for Community Colleges

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