About Pathway to the Baccalaureate
Pathway to the Baccalaureate is a consortium of 10 educational institutions in Northern Virginia -- K-12 public school systems, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and George Mason University – who have joined forces to provide a seamless web of support to selected students as they pursue a four-year college degree, beginning with the transition from high school, through NOVA, to George Mason or another university. Pathway has emerged as an award-winning program model that has demonstrated remarkable outcomes in college readiness, access, success and completion.
- Breaking News: Pathway named 2016 Example of Excelencia at the Associate Level by the Excelencia in Education Foundation
- Pathway featured in April 2014 Washington Post Magazine as "NOVA's Extraordinary Pipeline to College"
- National study highlights Pathway’s success:
A case study by the New America Foundation, Pathway to the Baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed, hails Pathway innovative service model
What Students Say
“Pathway has given me a sense of hope about college.”
NOVA, sophomore, biology major
“The Pathway Program propelled me far in my academic career.”
Howard University, senior, pre-medical studies
Message From the Former President
“If we’re going to be competitive globally we need a greater percentage of people going to college. It just so happens the majority of the people coming down the pipeline do not have a college-going tradition.”
Robert Templin Jr.
Former NOVA President
Register for classes early before they fill! Once the session begins, you will need to come to campus to register for classes that have not met yet and have an open seat.
Pathway NewsSeptember 2016: Pathway selected as 2016 Example of Excelencia at the Associate Level by Excelencia in Education Foundation
May 2016: Pathway student Shahrozia Imtiaz awarded prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship
April 2016: Pathway featured in American Association of Community Colleges 21st Century Center
March 2015 and 2016: Pathway named finalist in Greater Washington Innovation Awards
January 2015: Pathway named finalist in Community College Futures Assembly Bellwether Awards
September 2014: Pathway featured in NPR With Good Reason broadcast
April 2014: Pathway featured in Christian Science Monitor
April 2014: Pathway featured in Washington Post Magazine