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Start at NOVA, finish at GMU, U-Va. or U-decide

June 2, 2009

High school seniors who haven’t yet picked a college should consider Northern Virginia Community College where they can save thousands of dollars by earning an associate degree and then transferring – guaranteed – to a four-year institution.

NOVA graduates are eligible for admissions agreements that guarantee acceptance at dozens of four-year colleges and universities, including all the well-known Virginia schools. That means NOVA graduates transfer as juniors and earn the same bachelor’s degree as students who started as freshmen.

NOVA’s tuition is the best educational value in the area. In addition, all students are encouraged to pursue financial aid to make college even more affordable. During the 2007-2008 academic year, NOVA administered more than $33 million in grants, scholarships, loans and student employment.

Registration is taking place now for the fall semester that begins Aug. 24. Students may enroll at or 703-323-3770. In-person assistance is available at NOVA’s campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge. Students can register now to ensure they get the classes they want and defer tuition payment until July 31.

For more information, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College’s Web site at

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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 60,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site,