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ADVANCE: Nothing should come between you and a four-year degree.

COMING SOON!

100+ New ADVANCE pathways including those in:

 
  • Teaching
  • STEM
  • Health and Social Services
  • Humanities and Creative Arts

... and many more!

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What Is ADVANCE?

ADVANCE is an exciting new partnership between Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and George Mason University (Mason) that gives NOVA students targeted, personalized support to complete their bachelor's degrees in a timely manner and save money.

ADVANCE welcomes declarations for fall and spring enrollment.  The following priority dates will assist you in planning to submit your ADVANCE declaration: 

  • Fall enrollment:  July 15
  • Spring enrollment:  November 15

While declarations can be submitted at any time and are reviewed for approval on a rolling basis, these priority dates will give students the best opportunity to complete the enrollment process prior to the beginning of the semester.

The ADVANCE Agreement is the final step toward enrollment and must be submitted no later than one week prior to the beginning of the NOVA semester.  Students who do not meet this deadline will be rolled into consideration for the subsequent term.

  • Fall 2019 Agreement Deadline:  August 12, 2019

Benefits of ADVANCE

Who Should Consider ADVANCE?

ADVANCE is available to NOVA students in good academic standing with less than 30 degree credits earned, who plan to transfer to Mason to pursue a bachelor's degree in any of the programs offered.

Enrollment Requirements:

  • Earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average for students with college credit
  • Enrolled in NOVA associate's degree curricular program
  • Earned no more than 30 credit hours of applicable credit at the time of enrollment in ADVANCE 

Other Considerations:

  • Dual enrollment credit may be eligible to apply toward ADVANCE pathways, once a student is in degree status at NOVA 
  • Student academic history, conduct, and criminal history records are reviewed during the enrollment process and will impact the time to final approval. Items in a student's history may preclude them from participating in ADVANCE in alignment with the policies of Northern Virginia Community College, George Mason University, and the ADVANCE program. 

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What Programs Are Offered?

ADVANCE offers degrees in some of the most in-demand fields in the Northern Virginia region, filling critical workforce needs and preparing you for success in your career.

Health Sciences and Nursing
George Mason Degree
NOVA Degree
B.S. Health Administration – Health Systems Management Concentration A.S. General Studies Health Sciences Specialization
B.S. Health Administration – Assisted Living/Senior Housing Concentration A.S. General Studies Health Sciences Specialization
B.S. Health Administration – Health Informatics Concentration A.S. General Studies Health Sciences Specialization
B.A. Human Development and Family Sciences A.A. Liberal Arts
B.S.N. Nursing A.A.S. Nursing
B.S. Community Health - No Concentration

A.S. General Studies Health Sciences Specialization
B.S. Community Health - Global Health Concentration A.S. General Studies Health Sciences Specialization
B.S. Community Health - Clinical Sciences Concentration A.S. General Studies Health Sciences Specialization
B.A.S. Applied Sciences - Health, Wellness, & Social Services Concentration A.A.S. Respiratory Therapy
B.A.S. Applied Sciences - Health, Wellness, & Social Services Concentration A.A.S. Physical Therapist Assistant
B.A.S. Applied Sciences - Health, Wellness, & Social Services Concentration A.A.S. Health Information Management
B.A.S. Applied Sciences - Health, Wellness, & Social Services Concentration A.A.S. Nursing
B.A.S. Applied Sciences - Human Development & Family Science Concentration A.A.S. Early Childhood Development
B.S. Medical Laboratory Sciences A.S. Science
Business and Hospitality Management
George Mason Degree
NOVA Degree
B.S. Tourism and Events Management A.A.S. Hospitality Management

B.S. Business – Accounting Concentration A.S. Business Administration
B.S. Business – Business Analytics Concentration A.S. Business Administration
B.S. Business – Finance Concentration A.S. Business Administration
B.S. Business – Financial Planning Concentration A.S. Business Administration
B.S. Business – Management Concentration A.S. Business Administration
B.S. Business – Management Information Systems Concentration A.S. Business Administration
B.S. Business – Marketing Concentration A.S. Business Administration
B.S. Business – Operation and Supply Chain Concentration A.S. Business Administration
B.A. Economics A.S. Business Administration
B.S. Economics A.S. Business Administration
Education and Public Service
George Mason Degree
NOVA Degree
B.A.S. Applied Science – Legal Studies Concentration A.A.S. Paralegal Studies
B.S.Ed Physical Education A.S. General Studies
B.A. Criminology, Law and Society A.S. Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.S. Criminology, Law and Society A.S. Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.S.Ed Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners - No Concentration (Pending SCHEV approval) A.A.S. Early Childhood Development
B.S.Ed Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners - Early/Primary Education PreK-3 (Licensure) Concentration (Pending SCHEV approval) A.A.S. Early Childhood Development
B.S.Ed Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners - Early Childhood Special Education (Licensure) Concentration (Pending SCHEV approval) A.A.S. Early Childhood Development
B.S.Ed Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners - No Concentration (Pending SCHEV approval) A.S. Social Science Teacher Education Specialization
B.S.Ed Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners - Early/Primary Education PreK-3 (Licensure) Concentration (Pending SCHEV approval) A.S. Social Science Teacher Education Specialization
B.S.Ed Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners - Early Childhood Special Education (Licensure) Concentration (Pending SCHEV approval) A.S. Social Science Teacher Education Specialization
B.S.Ed Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners - Early Childhood Special Education and Early/Primary Education PreK-3 (Dual Licensure) Concentration (Pending SCHEV approval) A.S. Social Science Teacher Education Specialization
B.S.Ed Special Education - No Concentration (Pending SCHEV approval) A.S. Social Science Teacher Education Specialization
B.S.Ed Special Education - General K-12 Licensure Concentration (Pending SCHEV approval) A.S. Social Science Teacher Education Specialization
B.S.Ed Special Education - Adapted K-12 Licensure Concentration (Pending SCHEV approval) A.S. Social Science Teacher Education Specialization
B.S.Ed Special Education - Blind and Visual Impairments PK-12 Licensure Concentration (Pending SCHEV approval) A.S. Social Science Teacher Education Specialization
B.S.Ed Elementary Education, PK-6 Licensure (Pending SCHEV approval) A.S. Social Science Teacher Education Specialization
Fine Arts, Digital Media and Design
George Mason Degree
NOVA Degree
B.F.A. Computer Game Design A.S. General Studies
B.F.A. Art & Visual Technology - Other Concentrations A.F.A Visual Arts
B.F.A. Art & Visual Technology - Graphic Design Concentration A.F.A Visual Arts
Liberal Arts, English, and World Languages
George Mason Degree
NOVA Degree
B.A. Communication A.A. Liberal Arts Communication Studies Specialization
B.A. Art History A.A. Liberal Arts Art History Specialization
B.A. Philosophy A.A. Liberal Arts
B.A. Religious Studies A.A. Liberal Arts
Math, Engineering, and Applied Technologies
George Mason Degree
NOVA Degree
B.S. Systems Engineering A.S. Engineering
B.S. Computer Engineering A.S. Engineering
B.S. Electrical Engineering A.S. Engineering
B.S. Mechanical Engineering A.S. Engineering
B.S. Civil & Infrastructure Engineering A.S. Engineering
B.S. Cyber Security Engineering A.S. Engineering
B.A.S. Applied Sciences - Cyber Security Concentration A.A.S. Cybersecurity
B.S. Statistics - Applied Statistics Concentration A.S. Science Mathematics Specialization
B.S. Statistics - Mathematical Statistics Concentration A.S. Science Mathematics Specialization
B.S. Statistics - Statistical Analytics Concentration A.S. Science Mathematics Specialization
B.S. Computational & Data Sciences A.S. Science Mathematics Specialization
B.A. Mathematics A.S. Science Mathematics Specialization
B.S. Mathematics - No Concentration A.S. Science Mathematics Specialization
B.S. Mathematics - Actuarial Mathematics Concentration A.S. Science Mathematics Specialization
B.S. Mathematics - Mathematical Statistics Concentration A.S. Science Mathematics Specialization
B.S. Mathematics - Applied Mathematics Concentration A.S. Science Mathematics Specialization
B.S. Bioengineering A.S. Engineering
Physical and Life Sciences
George Mason Degree
NOVA Degree
B.S. Neuroscience A.S. Science
B.S. Physics - No Concentration A.S. Science
B.S. Physics - Astrophysics Concentration A.S. Science
B.S. Physics - Applied and Engineering Physics Concentration A.S. Science
B.S. Physics - Computational Physics Concentration A.S. Science
B.S. Forensic Science A.S. Science
B.S. Astronomy A.S. Science
B.S. Environmental Science A.S. Science
B.S. Chemistry - No Concentration A.S. Science
B.S. Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry Concentration A.S. Science
B.S. Chemistry - Environmental Chemistry Concentration A.S. Science
B.S. Chemistry - Biochemistry Concentration A.S. Science
B.A. Chemistry - Biochemistry Concentration A.S. Science
B.A. Chemistry - No Concentration A.S. Science
B.S. Biology A.S. Science
B.A. Biology A.S. Science
B.A. Geography A.S. Social Science Geospatial Specialization
B.S. Geography A.S. Social Science Geospatial Specialization
B.A. Environmental & Sustainability Studies A.A. Liberal Arts
Social Sciences, Government, and History
George Mason Degree
NOVA Degree
B.A.S. Applied Science – Applied Conflict Analysis and Resolution Concentration A.A.S. Administration of Justice
B.A. History – No Concentration A.A. Liberal Arts
B.S.W. Social Work A.S. General Studies
B.A. Government and International Politics A.A. Liberal Arts
B.S. Public Administration A.S. Social Science Political Science Specialization
B.A. Conflict Analysis and Resolution A.A. Liberal Arts
B.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution A.S. Social Science
B.A. Sociology A.A. Liberal Arts
B.A. Anthropology A.A. Liberal Arts
B.A. Psychology A.A. Liberal Arts
B.A. Global Affairs A.A. Liberal Arts
B.A. Integrative Studies A.S. Social Science
B.S. Psychology A.S. Psychology (Pending SCHEV approval)
For more information, visit the Mason ADVANCE page.
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