Category Archives: Transfer

Graduation Application Deadline!

Are YOU planning to graduate in May? The deadline to apply is March 1st! Graduation_16Not sure where to start?

View the recording of Crossing the Finish Line: NOVA Graduation Preparation Program (video opens in a separate window)!

This 17-minute video to obtain information on what you need to graduate from NOVA and plan for transfer or prepare for employment.

You will learn how to:

  • Verify the remaining requirements of your program
  • Apply for graduation and attend commencement
  • Financially prepare for your last semester at NOVA and your new institution. 

Learn about the information you will need to graduate from NOVA and plan for transfer or prepare for employment. Questions? Visit the NOVA Graduation Website or contact an ELI Counselor at ELICounselors@nvcc.edu!

Transfer Planning Webinars

Thinking about transferring after NOVA and not sure where to start? Want to make sure you have options available to you if you decide to transfer? Start planning now! Join us for Transfer Planning Webinars!

Transfer Planning Webinar:

Join ELI’s Transfer Counselor on Friday, February 17th, 12:00pm-1:00pm

It’s never too early to begin your planning to transfer another institution. This one-hour webinar will discuss the basics of transfer planning; information about Guaranteed Admission Agreements, Articulation Agreements, and Transfer Guides; and a provide web tour of NOVA’s transfer website.Join us live or request a recording.

Transfer Q&A Webinar:

Join in on this virtual open forum to chat and get your questions answered by a NOVA transfer counselor on Friday, February 24th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm. Join us live!

Everyone is welcome to join us!

Upcoming Transfer Planning Webinars

October is Transfer Awareness Month at the Extended Learning Institute! All NOVA student are invited to attend any of the following virtual events. Visit the Transfer Planning Section of ELI’s Webinar Page for more information and to register for any individual sessions.

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Transfer Planning Webinar:

Thursday, October 6 from 1-2 pm or Thursday,  October 20 from 1-2pm!

It’s never too early to begin your planning to transfer another institution. This one-hour webinar will discuss the basics of transfer planning; information about Guaranteed Admission Agreements, Articulation Agreements, and Transfer Guides; and a provide web tour of NOVA’s transfer website.

Join the live session by clicking on the links below during the session time.

Thursday, October 6 from 1-2 pm

Thursday,  October 20 from 1-2pm

Transfer Planning Q&A:

Thursday, October 13 from 1-2 pm or Thursday,  October 27 from 1-2pm!

It’s never too early to begin your planning to transfer another institution. Have questions about transferring? Questions about Guaranteed Admission Agreements, Articulation Agreements, and Transfer Guides? Stop by this virtual open forum to chat with a NOVA transfer counselor.

Join the live session by clicking on the links below during the session time.

Thursday, October 13 from 1-2 pm

Thursday,  October 27 from 1-2pm

Alumni Transfer Panel:

This recorded webinar hosted a panel of NOVA/ELI alumni students who have transferred to 4-year institutions. Learn more regarding the transfer process and have your questions answered about their varied experiences. Information will be discussed around transfer topics such as Guaranteed Admission Agreements, understanding transfer requirements, and NOVA’s transfer resources. Request a recording here.

Questions? Want to speak with an ELI Counselor? Email them at ELICounselors@nvcc.edu to schedule an appointment.

Graduation Application Deadline!

Are YOU planning to graduate in May? The deadline to apply is March 1st! Graduation_16Not sure where to start?

Request a copy of the recording of Crossing the Finish Line: NOVA Graduation Preparation Program!

This 17-minute video to obtain information on what you need to graduate from NOVA and plan for transfer or prepare for employment.

You will learn how to:

  • Verify the remaining requirements of your program
  • Apply for graduation and attend commencement
  • Financially prepare for your last semester at NOVA and your new institution. 

Learn about the information you will need to graduate from NOVA and plan for transfer or prepare for employment. Questions? Visit the NOVA Graduation Website or contact an ELI Counselor at ELICounselors@nvcc.edu!

Guaranteed Admission vs. Articulation Agreement

What is the difference between a Guaranteed Admission and Articulation Agreement?

Guaranteed Admissions Agreements mean as a NOVA student, you are offered Guaranteed Admissions to a variety of four-year colleges and universities when you meet the requirements of the written Agreement between NOVA and that college. These Agreements guarantee admission to a college or university; but most do not guarantee admission to a specific program.

NOVA and the VCCS also have special articulation agreements with several four-year colleges and universities. These articulation agreements define the way courses, programs or entire categories of programs transfer to another institution and may include admission guarantees.

In order to be considered for guaranteed admission, a student must:

  • Complete a transfer degree (A.A. or A.S.).
  • Meet the minimum G.P.A. requirement.
  • Obtain a “C” or better in all applicable courses for their degree.
  • Take a minimum number of credits at NOVA (can be up to 15 credits).
  • Some institutions require specific courses.
  • Complete a letter of intent, if needed.

You can view the list of GAAs and AAs via NOVA’s transfer webpage. It is important to read the agreements carefully, so you know what specific requirements you will need to meet. NOVA also has developed a great webpage that is all about Guaranteed Admission Agreements! Check out the four-minute video.

Want more information on transfer planning? Request a recording of the Transfer Planning Webinar!

This blog post was written by Kim Burkle, ELI Counselor/Instructor.

Do you have any questions about transferring? Contact an ELI Counselor at elicounselors@nvcc.edu or 703.323.2425. transferThinking about a 4-year and want to hear about the transfer process from NOVA Alumni? Join us tonight!

Transfer Planning: Alumni Transfer Panel: Are you interested in transferring to a Bachelor’s degree program after NOVA? It’s never too early to begin your planning. This one-hour webinar will host a panel of NOVA/ELI alumni students who have transferred to 4-year institutions. Register for a live webinar on Tuesday, October 27, 6:00pm – 7:30pm!

Upcoming Transfer Planning Webinars

October is Transfer Awareness Month at the Extended Learning Institute! All NOVA student are invited to attend any of the following virtual events. Visit the Transfer Planning Section of ELI’s Webinar Page for more information and to register for any individual sessions.

Transfer Planning:

Friday, 10/9/15 from 12-1pm or Monday, 10/12/15 from 6:30-7:30pm

It’s never too early to begin your planning to transfer another institution. This one-hour webinar will discuss the basics of transfer planning; information about Guaranteed Admission Agreements, Articulation Agreements, and Transfer Guides; and a web tour of NOVA’s transfer website.

American Public University System Transfer Information Session:

Wednesday, 10/14/15 at 12pm

The George Washington University, College of Professional Studies Transfer Information Session:

Monday, 10/19/15 at 1pm

The George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Guaranteed Admission Agreement Information Session:

Tuesday, 10/20/15 at 12:30 PM or at 6:00 PM

George Mason University Transfer Information Session:

Wednesday, 10/21/15 from 3-5pm or Friday, 10/30/15 from 11am-1pm

Excelsior College Transfer Information Session:

Monday, 10/26/15 from 9-10am or 6-7pm

Alumni Transfer Panel:

Tuesday, 10/27/15 from 7-8:30pm

This one-hour webinar will host a panel of NOVA/ELI alumni students who have transferred to 4-year institutions. Learn more regarding the transfer process and have your questions answered about their varied experiences. Information will be discussed around transfer topics such as Guaranteed Admission Agreements, understanding transfer requirements, and NOVA’s transfer resources.

October is ELI’s Transfer Awareness Month!

Did you miss the transfer planning webinars this month? If so, you can request a recording of this webinar at ELI’s webinars page.

More events have been scheduled for this month. You can attend the Transfer Q&A this Thursday, October 16th from 12 to 1pm. You can also join us for the Game of Transfer and win a prize on October 30th from 12 to 1pm. Register via the webinars page.

Check out the transfer information sessions we have scheduled too! If you can show you attended three or more of these sessions, you will earn extra points at the Game of Transfer. Looks for upcoming sessions on ELI’s calendar.

Questions? Email Kim Burkle at kburkle@nvcc.edu.

Transfer Awareness Month

October is Transfer Awareness Month at ELI! Join ELI Counselor, Kim Burkle, for some upcoming Transfer Events to help you prepare your transfer plan!

Transfer Planning Webinar: Thursday, October 9, at 6pm!

Learn about the basics of transfer planning, Guaranteed Admission Agreements, Articulation Agreements, and Transfer Guides. There will also be a web tour of NOVA’s transfer website.

Virtual Transfer Q&A: October 16, at 12pm

Do you have questions about transferring? Chat live with a transfer counselor.

Game of Transfer: October 30, at 12pm

Think you know everything there is about transfer planning? Test your knowledge with the Game of Transfer! Win prizes!

kim*If you have questions about any of the events, please contact Kim Burkle, kburkle@nvcc.edu.

*All events are approximately one hour in length.

*Click on the date/time for more information and to register for each specific event. We look forward to “seeing” you online!

Transfer Awareness Month

October is Transfer Awareness Month at ELI! Join us for some Transfer Events to help you prepare your transfer plans! Visit ELI’s Events Calendar or NOVA’s Events Calendar to register for any of the events!

Transfer Flyer*If you have questions about any of the events, please contact Kim Burkle, kburkle@nvcc.edu.

*All events are approximately one hour in length.

Transfer Planning 101

Kim Burkle, ELI Counselor/InstructorToday’s ELIfe blog post is provided by ELI’s Transfer Counselor and Instructor, Kim Burkle.  Kim is available to work with you to help with transfer planning. She can be reached at 703.323.2425 or elicounselors@nvcc.edu.

Your time at NOVA will go by fast. It is never too early to begin transfer planning. The more research you do now, the smoother the transfer process will be later.

Start by considering the following:

Do you know where you want to go yet?

Do you know what major you will pursue when you transfer?

Do you intend to obtain a degree at NOVA?

Do you know if you are in a college-transfer track  program?

How will you pay for your education?

The Virginia Education Wizard offers a number of resources to assist you in obtaining your education goals. The Transfer Planner provides you a step-by-step guide, from assessing your preferred career through attending orientation at your new college or university.

NOVA has agreements with most of the 4-year institutions in Virginia, as well as several  outside of Virginia. Some agreements are called Guaranteed Admissions Agreements; which means as a NOVA student, you are offered guaranteed admissions to a variety of four-year colleges and universities when you meet the requirements of the written agreement between NOVA and that college. There are also  general Articulation Agreements that define the way courses, programs, or entire categories of programs transfer to another institution; and may include  admission guarantees. You can view the list of GAAs and AAs via NOVA’s transfer webpage.   It is important to read the  agreements carefully, so you know what specific requirements you will need to meet. NOVA also has a great webpage that is all about Guaranteed Admission Agreements!

Check out the four-minute video: NOVA Guaranteed  Admission Agreements.

Once you have identified potential transfer institutions, make time to visit them and speak with an admission representative, take a campus tour, attend an information session, etc. This will help you get a feel for the environment to see if it would be a good fit for you. If you are planning to transfer to an online program, attend an information webinar and test-drive a course, if available.

If you want to learn more, NOVA also hosts a variety of transfer events; such as college visits, transfer fairs, and webinars. The events calendar provides a list of upcoming events.