Undergraduate Transfer Students

Finish What You Started. Complete Your Degree With the Carter School

“The Carter School has expanded my views of the world and how I see myself in it. What I’ve learned in the Carter School is applicable to everyday life, in all aspects and with everyone. I have also been able to find a home at the Carter School and build meaningful relationships with my peers, professors and staff.”

Jenna Shah, Transfer Student

Why Should You Transfer to the Carter School?

  • The Carter School is #1 in the US for Peace and Conflict Studies.
  • Study with your peers - 40% of the graduating class are transfer students.*
  • Customize your education with a B.A. or B.S.  Select one of seven different concentrations based on your interests and career goals.
  • Transfer students receive the same educational and networking opportunities as incoming freshmen – in fact, many transfer students elect to take more than the minimum number or required courses!
  • Personalized attention - small class size with an average class of 17 students.
  • Learn transferable skills applicable to any industry: facilitation, communication, conflict resolution, research, cultural understanding.
  • Stress-free class registration.
  • Career prep & high employment rates.
  • Receive hands on experience and real-world opportunities through internships, study abroad, and research with faculty.
  • ADVANCE and GAA pathways available.
Graphic reading "Number 1 Peace and Conflict Resolution Undergraduate degree at a public university"

“I did my first two years there at NOVA and I got all my basic class requirements out of the way. So then when I transferred here to George Mason University, I got to exclusively focus on my major and it was a really easy process for me to do and saved a lot of money.”

Emily Guzik, Transfer Student


Undergraduate Programs Available

Carter Graduates Are Highly Competitive in The Job Market

A degree in Peace and Conflict Resolution is a pathway to a career in government, NGO, business, counseling, non-profit, advocacy, risk management, and environmental development.

Our graduates serve in a wide range of leadership roles in numerous organizations, including:

  • Agilex Technologies
  • American Red Cross
  • Americorps
  • Apple
  • Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Google
  • The Hunger Project
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • NVMS Conflict Resolution Center
  • Peace Corps
  • Sierra Club
  • The United Nations World Food Programme
  • U.S. Armed Forces
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Senate

NOVA classes transferable into the Carter School

PLS 250 = CONF 101

MTH 245 (MTH 204/241) = STAT 250

PSY 213 = PSYC L300

CST 229 = COMM L305

Complete the language sequence at NOVA for B.A. language credit

High-Touch Advising

"At the Carter School, I feel that advisors and faculty consciously work to ensure that transfer students have the tools and resources needed to delve deeply into the study of peace. As a transfer student myself, I had access to advising, faculty-mentorship, and student collaboration -- all of this contributed to an edifying experience."

Omer Yousuf, Transfer Student

Contact an Advisor

Our team is available to provide personalized, one-on-one advising. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact:


Deadlines For Transfer Students

Fall Semester (Priority): March 1

Honors College and Merit-Based Scholarship Consideration for fall admissions: November 1

Spring Semester (Priority): October 1

Please visit the Admissions website for official deadlines. 

* 40% of the 2019 graduating class were transfer students, based upon a survey of the graduating class.