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Program Overview

What Pathway Does

The key to Pathway’s success is its student-centered model, which builds an ongoing relationship between students, their counselors and peers across educational institutions. Critical support is offered to participating students each step along the way:

Step 1

Preparing for Success in College

  • One-on-one meetings with a Pathway Counselor at participating high schools to develop an individualized plan for college transition.
  • Regular workshops on key transition issues, including college placement testing and financial planning.
  • Personalized assistance with applying for financial aid and scholarships.
  • Early placement testing, academic advising and priority registration at participating high schools.
  • Comprehensive summer orientation programs.
Step 2

Supporting Success at NOVA

  • One-stop counseling and support from a campus Pathway Counselor.
  • Academic skill-building, peer support and leadership development.
  • Learning community courses and special program events at NOVA.
  • Grant and scholarship funding dedicated to program participants.
Step 3

Fostering Success Beyond NOVA

  • Personalized assistance with each step of the transfer process
    • Customized degree planning and course selection based on student transfer plan and Guaranteed Admissions Agreements requirements
    • One-on-one assistance with transfer and graduation applications
  • Continued Pathway staff support for students attending George Mason University
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