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.
Transfer students with the Advance partnership with NOVA posing in front of statue of George Mason

“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.