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NOVA Community College and University of Mary Washington to sign guaranteed transfer partnership agreement

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and the University of Mary Washington (UMW) will formalize a Guaranteed Transfer Partnership Agreement between the two institutions. 

The ceremony, during which NOVA President Scott Ralls and UMW President Troy D. Paino will sign the agreement, will take place at 11:15 a.m., Monday, June 25th in the Rappahannock Grand Ballroom of UMW’s Jepson Alumni Executive Center, 119 Hanover Street, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.

The Guaranteed Transfer Partnership Agreement lays the foundation for collaboration to facilitate the seamless transfer of NOVA graduates to UMW. 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 UMW and describes curricular benefits that exceed those outlined in the existing Guaranteed Admission Agreement between UMW and the Virginia Community College System. In addition, the agreement further articulates terms that ensure UMW 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 the University of Mary Washington welcome interested media representatives to cover the ceremony.


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

UMW Media Contact: Marty Morrison | 540.654.2287 | mmorris3@umw.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.