By taking the right courses and acquiring your transferable associate degree with a high grade average, you can be sure to be admitted to certain colleges or departments at Virginia Tech. Articulation agreements have been reached with Richard Bland College and the Virginia University Community System (VCCS). Articulation conventions describe how certain courses are transferred to a four-year school within a curriculum. All guaranteed admission agreements require students to complete a Transfer Associate Degree in order to qualify for the benefits of the agreement. Articulation agreements are partnerships between institutions that can help ensure that the courses you take at NOVA are transferred to a university or university. The longer you wait to make a decision, the more likely you are to delay your degree.