Mason Virginia Promise

The Mason Virginia Promise is a guaranteed pathway to a bachelor’s degree or help starting a business for every Virginian who wants one.

The Mason Virginia Promise will extend the university’s ADVANCE Partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) to other community colleges around Virginia – called the Mason Academies. Students who earn their associate’s degree and meet the milestones would be guaranteed admission to Mason to pursue a bachelor’s degree. 

Students who graduate from a Virginia community college but do not wish to continue their education can start a business with assistance from one of 27 Small Business Development Centers around the state, all run by Mason.