Two-Year Community College Option

Northern Virginia Community College

Northern Virginia Community College: NOVA

2 years to your Career

Step 1:  Apply online in the spring of senior year

Step 2:  Read up on the Resources for Students

Step 3: Take the math and English placement tests

Step 4:  Register for orientation

Step 6:  Make an appointment with community college counselor

Step 7:  Register for classes

Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program

Pathway to the Baccalaureate is a program where Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and George Mason University 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.

How can I be a part of this program?

  1. Obtain a Pathway application from your high school guidance counselor or career center specialist.
  2. Submit a completed, handwritten Pathway application form to their high school guidance counselor by the priority deadline. The guidance counselor will add his or her counselor recommendation and a copy of the student’s unofficial transcript, current year’s attendance record and course schedule
  3. A supplemental faculty/staff recommendation form is available upon request. Please note that applications that are incomplete, illegible or completed by anyone other than the student will not be reviewed.

More information on the Pathways Program Eligibility and Admission.

Contact information for the Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program:

Jayna Cobbs | @email | 703-642-4138    

Contact information for the Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program

Viri Acosta | @email | 703-642-4138