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Transfer to George Mason University

George Mason University is a public research university with its main campus in Fairfax, Virginia. Mason’s 10 colleges and schools cover all academic areas with 82 undergraduate degrees, as well as providing the opportunity to craft your own course of study. In addition to Guaranteed Admissions Agreements, TCC has specific transfer agreements with GMU to benefit our students. See the links below for detailed information!

George Mason University
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030

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Advance Tidewater | Mason

ADVANCE Tidewater | Mason is an exciting partnership between Tidewater Community College and George Mason University that gives Tidewater students targeted, personalized support to earn their bachelor’s degrees at Mason in a timely, cost-effective manner. The partnership supports streamlined pathways for programs in business, cybersecurity, computational and data sciences, and other locally in-demand fields. Students receive significant cost savings and access to additional funding for college and are assigned a dedicated coach for guidance through every step of the process.

As an ADVANCE participant, you’ll be a Mason and TCC student from day one with access to specialized advising support, tuition assistance, and the full Mason student experience.

ADVANCE Tidewater | Mason is available to students at select community colleges 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 specific TCC associate degree curricular program (see specific programs below)
  • 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.

    Transfer to GMU

    In addition to the Advance program, there are additional ways to transfer to GMU. See current TCC & GMU Agreements below:

    Guaranteed Admissions Agreements secure your entrance into more than 40 Virginia colleges and universities when you meet the agreement requirements. Just take the required courses, get the grades, complete the transfer process – and you’re in!

    • VCCS Guaranteed Admissions Agreement (GAA): Yes
    • VCCS GAA Letter of Intent Required: Yes
    • VCCS GAA Minimum GPA required: 2.85
    Learn more about guaranteed transfer

    The college has specific agreements with some colleges and universities to benefit our students. The Virginia Community College System also works diligently on behalf of all students who attend one of Virginia’s 23 community colleges — to include TCC students. See the link(s) below for detailed agreement information.

    If you cannot access the PDF documents on this page, please complete the Report a Barrier form, and we will provide assistance as soon as possible.

    Reverse Transfer Agreement – MOA
    Year Signed: 2022

    TCC Transfer/Articulation Agreements

    Associate of Applied Science – Information Systems Technology with Cyber Security Career Studies Certificate Bachelor of Applied Science Concentration – Cyber Security Catalog Year: 2018

    TCC Associate Degree

    • Associate of Arts
    • Associate of Science

    George Mason University Bachelor’s Degree
    General agreement, not program specific

    • Business
    • Information Technology
    • Nursing
    • Psychology
    • Public Safety
    Year Signed 2013
    • VCCS Guaranteed Admissions Agreement (GAA): Yes
    • VCCS GAA Letter of Intent Required: Yes
    • VCCS GAA Minimum GPA required: 2.85
    Transfer Guide

    See how your TCC courses may transfer to: George Mason University.

    Note: This information is intended to guide students transferring from Tidewater Community College to one of our partner institutions. The information is subject to change. For questions regarding specific transfer information, please contact the transfer institution directly.