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Transferring from Another Institution

Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) Students

VCCS Students interested in transferring to Mason should first contact their VCCS advisors/counselors, as they are trained to help students know which paths are the best to take in the VCCS system to transfer to Mason.

To help students decide which courses they would like to take to transfer to Mason, we have provided a helpful guide of how courses will transfer to Mason from the VCCS system, in the chart below. Be sure to communicate with your VCCS advisors to discuss each semester’s course options.

The only office authorized to evaluate transcripts and verify how courses are accepted is the Transfer Admissions office. Their office and website have many resources available to help students determine how prior institution’s credits could be accepted at Mason.

 

A typical 4-year plan can be found on our program sheets at ist.gmu.edu/go/advising. These are put in order based primarily on the prerequisite system and course loads. To view a useful prerequisite guide, please visit IST.gmu.edu/go/prereq.

Once accepted to Mason, students need to be sure to check their transfer credits for accuracy. To view the transfer evaluation policy, please visit: https://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/how-apply/transfer/transfer-credit-policy

Tuition and fee information can be found at https://studentaccounts.gmu.edu/tuition-fees/.

Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Transfer Guide

2020-2021 Information Technology, B.S.

These are suggested courses which fulfill some degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology.  Transfer associate’s degree programs and courses vary among the 23 VCCS colleges.  Be sure to consult your community college academic advisor each semester to make sure you are on track to graduate in an A.A. or A.A.& S or A.S. degree.

The Department of Information Technology strongly encourages VCCS transfers to meet the requirements for and enroll as GAA transfers.

VCCS Mason Equivalent Notes
ENG 111 and 112 ENGH 101 and ENGH —- ENG 112 does not satisfy the Mason Core Literature.
CST 100 or 105 or 110 COMM 100 or 101  
MTH 245 or 240 or 241 STAT 250  
MTH 261 or 270 or  271 or 272 MATH 108 Only one from MATH 108 or 113 is required for the BS INFT.
MTH 263 or 173 or 273 or 175+176 MATH 113  
ITE 115 IT 103 To satisfy IT 104, a student who has completed ITE 115 would need to either take IT 104, the CLEP Information Systems, or IT 191*.
ITE 119 IT 104  
Arts Arts  
Global Understanding Global Understanding  
200 level English Literature ENGH 202  
Natural Science Lecture and Lab Natural Science Lecture and Lab  
Natural Science Lecture Natural Science Lecture  
HIS 101 or 102 or 112 HIST 101 or 102 or 125  
Social-Behavioral Science Social-Behavioral Science  
ITD 256 IT elective Does not satisfy IT 214 on its own, unless student is in ADVANCE. To satisfy IT 214, a student who has completed ITD 256 would need to either take IT 214 or IT 194*.
ITE 170 IT elective Does not satisfy IT 213 on its own, unless student is in ADVANCE. To satisfy IT 213, a student who has completed ITE 170 would need to either take IT 213 or IT 193*.
ITN 100 and ITE 221 IT 105 and IT —-  
ITP 100 IT elective  
ITP 120 IT elective Does not satisfy IT 106 on its own, unless student is in ADVANCE. To satisfy IT 106, a student who has completed ITP 120 would need to either take IT 106 or IT 196*.
CSC 201 CS 112 Used as substitution of IT 106 only if both CS 112 and CS 211 are completed with min grades of C.
CSC 202 CS 211 Used as substitution of IT 206 only if both CS 112 and CS 211 are completed with min grades of C.
ITP 150 IT 109  
ADDITIONAL COURSE OPTIONS:
MTH 288 MATH 125  
ACC 211 and ACC 212** ACCT 203 and ACCT 2— Used as lower level substitution of MBUS 300
ITN 154 and ITN 155** IT L341 and IT —- Lower level credit (BS INFT core)
ITN 156 and ITN 157** IT L445 and IT —- Lower level credit (BS INFT concentration course option)
ITN 260 and ITN 266 IT 223 and IT —-  
EGR 265** ECE 301 Lower level credit (BS INFT concentration course option)

Additional Notes

  • * Students not in ADVANCE who have completed ITE 170, ITP 120, ITE 115, ITE 170 will need to satisfy the Mason major requirement by either completing the full course, or taking a bridge course (IT 191, IT 193, IT 194, IT 196) to pair with the VCCS course. Information about bridge courses can be found at ist.gmu.edu/go/bridge.
  • **If a student has a lower level substitution for an upper level course, they will need to still earn a minimum of 45-upper level credits in order to graduate. A student may opt to take their Mason Core courses as upper level (300/400 level) credits, declare a second concentration, declare a minor, or take general electives at the upper level in order to satisfy this requirement.
  • ENG 125 will continue to transfer to fulfill the Mason Core literature requirement until 2025.

All Other Students

For transfer students not coming from NVCC, we recommend visiting the Office of Admissions’ Transfer Center.

 
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