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  • NOVA counselors help students prepare for transfer

NOVA's talented faculty and low cost make it a great place to take your first step toward a bachelor's or advanced degree.

We offer the following degrees to students who plan to complete their freshman and sophomore years of college work at NOVA and then transfer to a four-year college or university to complete their junior and senior years of a bachelor's degree:

  • Associate of Arts (A.A.)
  • Associate of Science (A.S.)

Note: Applied degree programs (A.A.A. and A.A.S.) are not designed to transfer, although in special cases graduates of applied programs may be able to transfer.

Prepare for your bachelor’s degree today

Plan for your transfer

Research your transfer choices 

Prepare for your transfer journey

Additional transfer resources

Transfer Quick Links

Transfer Pathways

Want to transfer to a four-year college or university? Find out which NOVA courses you should take.

Plan to Transfer

It’s never too early to begin planning for a smooth transfer. The longer you wait to make a decision, the more you risk delaying degree completion.


ADVANCE is a partnership between NOVA and George Mason University that makes transferring even easier.

Guaranteed Admissions

Guaranteed Admissions Agreements secure your entrance into more than 40 colleges and universities when you meet the requirements.

Transfer Agreements

NOVA has two types of transfer agreements with many institutions -- Guaranteed Admission Agreements and Articulation Agreements.