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Cybersecurity AAS Transfer Guidance

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NOTE: The following information is provided as guidance only. Institutions often change academic requirements, sometimes without much notice to partners. You are advised to work closely with the institution before graduation to ensure that all of the requirements for the institution have been met.

Capitol Technology University (formerly Capitol College)

  • Center of Academic Excellence with DHS/NSA (CAE). Capitol will be offering the third and fourth years of their B.S. in Cybersecurity at the Alexandria Campus beginning Spring 2017.
  • They provide a 10K scholarship to students with a degree from NOVA.
  • You may transfer up to 69 credits with a minimum grade of ‘C’ in each transferred course.
  • Formal Articulation Agreement
  • Contact Dr. William Butler for more information at whbutler@captechu.edu.
  • Capitol recommends ENG 112, MTH 163 or higher, C+, ITN 267, and will also give credit for BUS 100 – up to 69 credits.

ECPI University

  • Guaranteed Admission Program for Cybersecurity A.AS.. degree students.
    • GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Achieve a "C" or better in all courses and completed all courses applied to the degree within the past 10 years.
  • Formal Articulation Agreement
  • After completing your A.A.S. Cybersecurity degree, you enroll at both ECPI and NOVA to take 16 additional credits at NOVA, while completing your remaining 47 credits for your bachelor's degree at ECPI, keeping tuition costs down.

Excelsior University

  • Online degree program – BS Information Technology (Cybersecurity concentration).
  • Center of Academic Excellence with DHS/NSA (CAE).
  • 3+1 means you do three years at NOVA and one year online at Excelsior. They accept up to 116 transfer credits from NOVA, CLEP and military training.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Formal Articulation Agreement

George Mason University Bachelors of Applied Science Cybersecurity

  • Minimum age requirement of 25 that can be waived at Mason’s discretion, for those who meet the criteria -- http://bas.gmu.edu.
  • GPA Minimum 2.0
  • Does not qualify for the Virginia’s Guaranteed Admission program.
  • Very specific program requirements – must take an extra science class with lab, but not physiology or anatomy.
  • Requires CST 110, HIS 101, ITE 221, ITN 100.
  • Requires MTH 151; must also take MTH 241 or MTH 271.
  • Not a Center of Academic Excellence in this program.
  • The program can be taken entirely online or face-to-face.
  • Application Deadlines: March 1 for Fall and October 1 for Spring - Apply Now
  • Articulation Agreement
  • Contact Krystal Dains at kdains@gmu.edu for more information.

George Washington University, College of Professional Studies, Bachelor’s in Integrated Information, Science and Technology at the Arlington and Ashburn Campuses

  • Designed for working professionals.
  • Some security and data analytics classes, but tends to be a more well-rounded IT degree.
  • Cohort program -- you attend with a group for five semesters.
  • Tuition discounts make it less expensive than attending GWU at Foggy Bottom.
  • If you graduate the program, you have guaranteed admission to GW master’s degree program in Information Systems and Technology Management at the Foggy Bottom Campus.
  • Offers a 10K Degree Completion grant available from NSF to qualifying students.
  • Contact amck28@gwu.edu for more information.
  • Students must have an AS or an AAS in IT or Cybersecurity. Beginning Fall 2018, you will also be required to have completed a 4-credit Natural or Applied Science course prior to being admitted.
  • Minimum GPA 2.70
  • Application & Admission
  • GWU wants you to have MTH 163, rather than MTH 151.
  • Articulation Agreement

George Washington University, Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity, College of Professional Studies at the Woodbridge and Ashburn Campuses

Contact Lynn McKnight at lamck28@gwu.edu.

  • Not eligible for the SFS Scholarship program.
  • Last two years of the degree is offered at NOVA's Woodbridge Campus and GWU's Ashburn Campus.
  • Contact cyber@gwu.edu for more information.
  • Students must have an A.S. or A.A.S.
  • Minimum GPA 2.70
  • Application & Admission

George Washington University, Bachelor’s in Computer Science at the Foggy Bottom Campus

  • A more traditional transfer-oriented program; a good option if you have strong Math and Programming (Computer Science) abilities.
  • Participates in Scholarship for Service (SFS) CyberCorps program for both undergrads and students with previous bachelor’s degree, transferring from NOVA.
  • Scholarship for Service opportunities if you have prior bachelor’s degrees and complete at least one year of foundational IT/Cyber studies at NOVA (pending). Contact Margaret Leary at mleary@nvcc.edu.
  • Transferring to undergraduate programs in SEAS is administered by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. All programs in SEAS, including CS, follow the same criteria.
  • While there is no "required" GPA, successful applications will have above a 3.0 GPA. There are not guaranteed agreements.
  • If you apply to transfer to SEAS you should be taking college-level math courses, preferably calculus and higher. Scoring below a B in these courses ranks you less competitive.
  • You should also have some exposure to Chemistry and Physics coursework. Scholarships are more limited for transfer students. The largest is for those coming from community colleges who are also members of Phi Theta Kappa, which will gain $7,500 per year.
  • All transfer students are eligible to apply for and receive need-based financial aid.

Marymount University Bachelor of Science in Networking and Cybersecurity

  • Center of Academic Excellence
  • You need to take either ENG 112 or 125, in addition to ENG 111 required in the A.A.S. Cybersecurity degree.
  • Concentration in Networking and Cybersecurity.
  • Participates in Scholarship for Service (SFS) CyberCorps program for both Undergrads and students with previous bachelor’s degree, transferring from NOVA into Graduate program (MS in Cybersecurity).
  • You must have a GPA 2.75 and Cs in all transferred courses.
  • Transferring Credits - NOVA Students

Old Dominion University - Bachelor of Science in IDS-Cybersecurity

  • ODU will transfer up to 65 credits from the A.A.S. Cybersecurity degree and will take an additional 20 credits from NOVA to meet additional requirements, transferring in a total up to 85 credits.
  • 30 credits will then be taken at ODU for the Bachelor's degree.
  • Visit admissions.odu.edu for more information.

University of Maryland, University College (UMUC), Cybersecurity Management and Policy and Bachelor of Science in Network and Security (NAS)

  • Online and face-to-face (primarily online), however very hands-on.
  • Center of Academic Excellence
  • Good program for working adults and military.
  • Will accept some industry certs for credit.
  • UMUC accepts up to 70 credits from community colleges and 90 credits from all sources combined.
  • UMUC offers dual enrollment options so you can take classes at your community college and UMUC at the same time.
  • Call 800.888.UMUC (8682) for more information.
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