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NOVA Community College and Marymount University partner to better serve students

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and Marymount University (MU) will formalize a Guaranteed Transfer Partnership Agreement between the two institutions.

The ceremony, in which NOVA President Scott Ralls and MU President Matthew Shank will sign the agreements, will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8 in the Choral Room at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus Center for Design, Media and the Arts, 3301 Netherton Dr., Alexandria, Va. 22311.

The Guaranteed Transfer Partnership Agreement lays the foundation for collaboration designed to facilitate the seamless transfer of NOVA graduates to MU. This partnership represents another important step forward in containing the cost of degree completion. The agreement stipulates the criteria under which NOVA graduates are guaranteed admission to MU and describes curricular benefits that exceed those outlined in the existing Guaranteed Admission Agreement between MU and the Virginia Community College System. In addition, the agreement further articulates terms that ensure MU and NOVA will jointly support dual enrolled students, whether online or in person.

Students and top administrative officials will make remarks during the ceremony. NOVA and Marymount welcome interested media representatives to cover the ceremony.


NOVA Media Contact: Kristina Ogburn | 703.503.6338 | kogburn@nvcc.edu

Marymount Media Contact: Terry Shaw | 865.525.1554 | tshaw@marymount.edu



Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.