The Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program provides support to students as they transition from participating high schools to NOVA, through NOVA, and as they transfer from NOVA to George Mason or another university. Through their participation in the program, Pathway students receive:
· One-on-one meetings with a Pathway Counselor to prepare for college transition
· Regular workshops on college transition issues, including placement test preparation and financial aid
· Personalized assistance with applying for financial aid and scholarships
· Early placement testing and priority registration
· Learning community/cohort courses and student development programming at NOVA
· Grant and scholarship funding dedicated to program participants
· Participation in academic, social, athletic and cultural events at both NOVA and George Mason University
· Designated program counselors on campus to guide students through their college careers
· Personalized assistance with each step of transferring to a four-year college or university
· The chance to enroll in classes at Mason while completing a NOVA degree
· Opportunity, if qualified, to apply early for junior year admission to Mason
The program is open to high school seniors in all Loudoun County High Schools. Students must apply by published deadlines in the fall of the senior year to participate in Pathway and admission to the program is selective. Academic potential is considered above academic achievement in the admissions process and there is no GPA requirement to apply. For additional information on the Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program, please visit our website at www.nvcc.edu/academics/pathwayor contact your high school counselor to request an application.
If you are looking for a guided tour of any campus you should call the Admissions Office of the school you are interested in and inquire about their tour times. Most schools have informational sessions that you might want to attend. Please see the attached spreadsheet for the college website information.
From Winchester to Bristol is the Route 81 College Tour.
From Ashburn begin travelling on Route 7-W and stop in Purcellville at PATRICK HENRY COLLEGE. Continue west on Route 7 to Winchester. Our next stop is SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY. Less than 30 minutes down the road in Front Royal is
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From here you need to head back to Route 81. If you travel north, plan to visit
Route 29 College Tour.
From Ashburn take Route #28 South to route 66 to Route #29 going South. The first stop is in
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If you stayed on Route 29, the last stop on this tour will be in
From Ashburn, you'll have a short trip to Fairfax to visit GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY and MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY in Arlington. Then hop on the beltway to 95 South. It will take about an hour down Route 95 to Fredericksburg to see the UNIVERSITY OF Mary Washington. The next stop on the outskirts of Richmond in Ashland, is RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE. Next up, you have 3 colleges to visit in Richmond. They are: University of Richmond, Virginia UnionUniversity and Virginia Commonwealth University. If you want to continue on Route 95, the next stop is Virginia State University in Petersburg. From there take Route 85 South and go to Lawrenceville to see St. Paul’s College.
Route 64 College Tour
If you are planning to visit
Note: The above tour guide information was developed and written by Soozi Allder,