Prepare for your bachelor's degree today

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.

Plan for your transfer

Research your transfer choices

Prepare for your transfer journey

Additional transfer resources

Transfer Portals

Learn about all the transfer resources available for you or apply what you've already accomplished on your educational journey and take your career to the next level. Getting started is easy. Visit one of the portals to explore all your options.

Transfer Virginia Portal | Credits2Careers Portal

Transfer Pathways

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

See Your Pathway

Transfer Hub

Learn more about upcoming transfer events, as well as how to connect directly with four-year college/university representatives.

Transfer Hub

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.

Start Planning


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.

Guaranteed Admissions

Transfer Agreements

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

Transfer Agreements