Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the flagship institution for Mason's ADVANCE partnership.

Northern Virginia Community College


ADVANCE started in 2018 as a partnership between Mason and NOVA to provide students with a streamlined path toward getting their bachelor's degree. The curricular pathways at NOVA are designed to save you time and money on the way to your four-year degree, and your coach will provide targeted, personalized support the entire way. Explore the ADVANCE experience at NOVA.

Meet Your ADVANCE Admissions Counselors

Adriana Latham

Adriana Latham

Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions


Favorite thing about Mason:  Love the internationally diverse student body and faculty, coupled by the warmth that it brings. To be able to come onto the campus and experience the richness of different cultures and backgrounds is an experience in and of itself.

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: Make sure you submit documents on time and completely. Open and read your email daily as there is always important information. Pursue your dream!

Favorite Washington, D.C., or Northern Virginia attraction: Washington Monuments and the Potomac River.

Genevieve Russell Lindsay

Genevieve E Russell Lindsay

ADVANCE Admissions Coordinator


Recruitment Territories: Northern Virginia

Favorite thing about Mason: I can bring my whole Broadway-show-tunes-loving self to Mason.

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: Stay focused on your academic goals, everything else will fall into place after that.

Favorite Washington, D.C., or Northern Virginia attraction: Sailing on the Potomac River.