We offer the following degrees to students who plan to complete their freshman and sophomore years of college work at NOVA and then transfer to a four-year college or university to complete their junior and senior years of a bachelor's degree:
- Associate of Arts (A.A.)
- Associate of Science (A.S.)
Note: Applied degree programs (A.A.A. and A.A.S.) are not designed to transfer, although in special cases graduates of applied programs may be able to transfer.
Plan a Transfer
It’s never too early to begin planning for a smooth transfer. The longer you wait to make a decision, the more you risk delaying degree completion.
Guaranteed Admissions Agreements secure your entrance into more than 40 colleges and universities when you meet the requirements.
NOVA has two types of transfer agreements with many institutions -- Guaranteed Admission Agreements and Articulation Agreements.
NOVA is proud to be partnered with George Mason University and the University of Virginia to assist with successful transfer to these institutions.
George Mason University
NOVA has a strong, long-standing alliance with George Mason University. Mason and NOVA partnered to help NOVA students achieve their goal to transfer to Mason in an efficient and timely way. We have made it possible through coordination between the schools on transfer policies, enhanced advising and acceptance of equivalent courses to offer students a seamless transfer process. In addition, administrators and faculty from the two institutions worked together to define course transfer and to develop new curricula. Each year, thousands of students successfully transfer from NOVA to George Mason University. With their exceptionally diverse student bodies and several campuses near one another, Mason provides an excellent opportunity for NOVA students who want to stay in Northern Virginia while pursuing their baccalaureate.
University of Virginia
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) program is a part-time, undergraduate degree program that allows students to take classes in the evenings and weekends at our Alexandria and Loudoun campuses. It is exclusively for NOVA students who have completed 60 credits, at least 15 of which have been earned at NOVA. This transfer degree program, offered through the UVa School of Continuing and Professional Studies, builds on students' previous college work and offers liberal art courses that promote critical thinking and analytical skills. Classes are taught in Northern Virginia by faculty from the University of Virginia. Applications are accepted for fall and spring admission.
- Northern Virginia Community College's Successfully Partners with UVa's BIS Program - 2013
- UVA BIS Success at the Loudoun Campus - 2012
- UVA BIS in the News - 2010
- Spring 2015 Information Sessions