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Pathway to the Baccalaureate

  • Students posing after Commencement

Pathway to the Baccalaureate guides selected students on their journey from high school through NOVA to a four-year institution.

Pathway to Baccalaureate

About Pathway to the Baccalaureate

The Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program increases access to higher education for selected, underrepresented students from participating Northern Virginia high schools. The program is designed to serve students who have both the motivation and capacity to earn a bachelor’s degree.

The Pathway Program provides multifaceted, individualized support during the transition from high school to Northern Virginia Community College, and the transfer to George Mason University or another institution of the student’s choice.

Fall 2019 Study Abroad in Brazil

Leap into this magnificent adventure. Take SDV 100 in a global context during the Fall 2019 semester.  This trip to Rio Branco, Brazil will take place November 22 - December 1, 2019.  Most expenses will be covered by scholarship. Cost per student: $300.00. All applications are due by April 15, 2019. To apply contact your Pathway counselor.

What Students Say

Students Sitting
Pathway has given me a sense of hope about college.”
Cristian Roldan
NOVA, sophomore, biology major
The Pathway Program propelled me far in my academic career.”
Sylvia Eberhardt
Howard University, senior, pre-medical studies

Message From the Former President

Dr. Templin
“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

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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.

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