We’ll Get You Into GMU!

Each year, thousands of NOVA students successfully transfer to George Mason University. NOVA and GMU work together to make this a seamless process for you.

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About George Mason University

George Mason is one of the top public research institutions in Virginia, and it’s also the most popular choice for NOVA transfer students. Located in Fairfax, it makes for an easy transition. Plus, you’ll be joined by lots of your peers from your two years at NOVA!

ADVANCE is a new partnership between NOVA and George Mason that prepares students to complete a bachelor's degree efficiently, and at minimal cost. The program features:

  • Cost savings from starting at NOVA
  • Specialized curriculum to streamline transfer credits
  • Success coaches at both institutions
  • Access to facilities and events on both campuses

Reasons to Choose GMU

  • George Mason University offers more than 80 degree programs.

  • George Mason has partnerships with many federal agencies, including NASA, NOAA, and DARPA.

  • George Mason is located just minutes from NOVA’s Annandale Campus, and is served by the Washington DC Metro. No relocation is required!

Transfer Programs at GMU

Complete your Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or Bachelor of Individualized Studies Program, among other options available at George Mason.

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Next Steps for a Smooth Transfer

  1. Start planning ASAP: speak to a NOVA Transfer Counselor to select a major; review NOVA’s Guaranteed Admissions Agreements; consider your Financial Aid options

  2. Get to know George Mason: read through GMU’s Transfer Guide; stay informed about the academic calendar and important deadlines; and plan a visit (if you haven’t already)

  3. Submit your paperwork: complete and submit an application to GMU; make sure to include your Financial Aid and Housing forms too

GMU’s Transfer Guide

Articulation Agreement

These are formal agreements between two or more colleges and universities that document transfer policies for a program or degree.

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