George Mason University


ADVANCE: Nothing should come between you and a four-year degree.

ADVANCE is a dual-admission transfer partnership between George Mason University (Mason) and Virginia Peninsula Community College. ADVANCE is designed to streamline the transfer process for VPCC students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

What are the benefits of joining the program?

Major Cost Savings

Completing your associate degree before transferring will save you tuition costs.

Make Every Credit Count

Specialized, aligned curriculum ensures all credits transfer toward your program.

Dedicated Coaches

Our coaches provide continuous support and guidance, from your enrollment at community college to your graduation from Mason.

Advance Your Career

Increased access to internship and co-curricular experiences prepare you for career success.

Who is eligible?

The program is available to students at VPCC in Virginia who are in good academic standing and who meet these enrollment requirements:

  • Hold a high school diploma or GED
  • Minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average for students with college credit
  • Enrolled in an associate degree program at a participating community college in Virginia
  • Have earned no more than 30 college credits at the time of submission of the Declaration

The 30-credit limit does not include AP, IB, CLEP, or any other earned credit by exam. High school dual enrollment credit and credit earned at other U.S. or international colleges or universities apply to the 30-credit limit. Your community college and Mason have different transfer credit policies. It is important to note that your community college may accept transfer credit that Mason does not accept.

Interested in "Joining ADVANCE? Submit an ADVANCE Declaration

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For questions: please contact the ADVANCE team at