Welcome Letter from the Director

Jason Dodge, Ed.D.
Director of ADVANCE


On behalf of the ADVANCE team, I’d like to welcome you and thank you for your interest in ADVANCE.

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

ADVANCE seeks to eliminate many traditional transfer obstacles by supporting learners early on in their educational journey. By providing clearly defined transfer pathways, an ADVANCE coach, and a myriad of academic and co-curricular engagement opportunities, students are able to complete their bachelor’s degree in a more timely, cost-efficient manner.    

Whether you are a NOVA student interested in signing up for ADVANCE, a current ADVANCE student, or a higher education or industry professional interested in learning more about our program, I encourage you to connect with us today.

We all have a role to play when it comes to student success and access to a quality higher education experience. ADVANCE looks forward to taking this journey with you and supporting your path towards achieving your goals.


Jason Dodge, Ed.D.
ADVANCE Director
George Mason University &
Northern Virginia Community College