On June 25, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) President Scott Ralls and University of Mary Washington (UMW) President Troy D. Paino signed a guaranteed transfer partnership agreement that will allow students to continuously benefit from low tuition and ease of transfer between the two institutions. UMW is the fifth institution to partner with NOVA to formalize a seamless guaranteed transfer process for students.
The Guaranteed Transfer Partnership Agreement lays the foundation for collaboration to facilitate the seamless transfer of NOVA graduates to UMW. This partnership represents another important step forward in containing the cost of degree completion. The agreement stipulates the criteria under which NOVA graduates are guaranteed admission to UMW and describes curricular benefits that exceed those outlined in the existing Guaranteed Admission Agreement between UMW and the Virginia Community College System. In addition, the agreement further articulates terms that ensure UMW and NOVA will jointly support dual enrolled students, whether online or in person.
“This guaranteed transfer partnership agreement between NOVA and the University of Mary Washington is about creating a shared experience among two institutions,” said Ralls. “In a recent study it was discovered that community college graduates in the Commonwealth of Virginia, who move forward to graduate to a four-year public university have approximately 17 more credits on their transcripts than those students who started out at a university. What we celebrate in forming these transfer partnerships is creating better alignment and working together to ensure the success of our students.”
By Prince William Living