Germanna Community College

Germanna Community College


ADVANCE Germanna|Mason is an exciting partnership between Germanna Community College and George Mason University that gives Germanna 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, education, and other locally in-demand fields and includes programs aligning with Germanna’s College Everywhere initiative. 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.

Prospective ADVANCE Students

Meet Nick Mihaljevic, Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions

Nick Mihaljevic, Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions

Favorite thing about Mason: The diverse student body and faculty who have access to cutting edge research and great career opportunities, all at in-state prices.

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: Apply early, check your VCCS email for updates weekly, and reach out if you have any questions.

Favorite Washington, D.C., or Northern Virginia attraction: The museums and food in D.C. The parks, creeks, and waterfalls in VA.

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Current ADVANCE Students

Meet Dana Brantley, ADVANCE Academic Coach

ADVANCE Academic Coach Dana Brantley

Favorite thing about Mason: The Starship robots that deliver meals and snacks on campus.

Favorite thing about ADVANCE: How easy it is to understand exactly what classes you need take in order to make your transition to Mason seamless.

Advice for current ADVANCE students: Check in with your ADVANCE Academic Coach early and often! Once you get that acceptance email, make an appointment to make sure your classes are on track to transfer.