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Transfer Agreements

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NOVA offers transfer programs that lead to an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

NOVA offers two types of transfer agreements with many institutions to help you plan for a smooth transfer to another institution -- Guaranteed Admission Agreements and Articulation Agreements.

Note: Some four-year colleges will accept certain Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) and Associate of Applied Arts (A.A.A.) programs, but each institution has a different policy.

Guaranteed Admissions Agreements

Guaranteed Admission Agreements (GAA) secure your entrance into more than 40 area colleges and universities when you meet the agreement requirements.

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Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are partnerships between institutions that can help ensure the classes you take at NOVA will transfer to a college or university.

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