Category Archives: Transfer and Career

Welcome to the Alexandria Campus Transfer and Career News!

At the Alexandria Campus, our goal is for you to have a resourceful college experience by equipping you with the knowledge that you need. Our monthly newsletter brings announcements directly to you in both areas of transfer and career. Utilizing transfer and career resources will help maximize your time and skills at NVCC. We invite you to explore our career and transfer events/updates. Current and prospective students are welcome to utilize our resources and events!


University of Maryland University College Name Change

In case you missed it, the University of Maryland University College is now called the University of Maryland Global Campus. The  new website is:

The old website ( will route to the new website for now. 

UMCG provides opportunities for NOVA students to study in the Metropolitan DC Area as well as online.   If you want face to face classes, there are courses offered at local locations in Maryland and Northern Virginia.  They primarily serve working adults and well known for educating active military, veterans and families.  They are a public state university that provides scholarships and federal financial aid.

NOVA has an articulation agreement with UMGC (formerly UMUC).

They also have a reverse transfer program which would allow you to take UMGC courses and transfer it back to complete your NOVA degree.

There are various bachelors degrees.  Main academic areas include majors such as: Business & Management, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Education & Teaching, Healthcare & Science, Information Technology & Computer Science, Liberal Arts & Communication, and Public Safety.  

If you have any questions about UMGC and interested in more materials or information, please contact 1-855-655-8682 or go to the Prospective Student  webpage and provide your information.

NOVA/MASON Advance Partnership

Advance is a program for NOVA students who are interested in George Mason University.  Students will receive academic advising assistance with the transfer pathways to certain academic programs and success coaching/support.  Students are also afforded the opportunity to use MASON’s facilities/resources and may be able to co-enroll in classes.

Enrollment Requirements:

  • Earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average for students with college credit
  • Enrolled in NOVA associate’s degree curricular program
  • Earned no more than 30 credit hours of applicable credit at the time of enrollment in ADVANCE

Sabrey Garling


Sabrey Garling is the Success Coach for NOVA’s Alexandria and Medical Education campuses. After graduating from NOVA Loudoun in 2013, Sabrey transferred to the University of Virginia and earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English. Afterwards, Sabrey served as a College Adviser with the Virginia College Advising Corps, helping underrepresented, first-generation, and low-income high school students achieve their post-secondary aspirations. Sabrey earned her Master of Education in College Student Personnel Administration from James Madison University in 2019.


If you are interested in MASON Advance, please read the website below and sign up for the program:

If you have any questions contact