Removing Barriers to Earning a Degree

All Students Deserve a Chance to Succeed

Studies have confirmed that, with effective support and guidance, students from underserved and high-risk populations can excel in college. Of course they can!

Pathway to the Baccalaureate is an award-winning consortium of 10 educational institutions in Northern Virginia providing a seamless web of support as students transition from high school, through NOVA, to a four-year college or university.

Make the Smart Choice

  • 85% of students in the Pathway have successfully transitioned from high school to a higher ed institution.

  • Pathway was featured in Washington Post Magazine in April 2014 as "NOVA's Extraordinary Pipeline to College."

An Education You Can Afford

Pathway to a Baccalaureate students are active participants in NOVA’s Financial Aid offering.

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How to Get Started

  1. Find out if your high school participates in Pathway.

  2. Work with a Pathway Counselor to develop your custom plan.

  3. Apply for financial aid and scholarships.

  4. Enroll for classes at NOVA.

  5. Continue working through Pathway with an on-campus Pathway Counselor.

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How Can We Help Get You Started?

NOVA’s will always remain committed to underserved and at-risk students. Get in touch, and we’ll make a plan to get you here.

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