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26013
Transfer-in
2390
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George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

As Virginia's largest public research university, George Mason University provides a college experience like no other. Mason offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate degrees and numerous minors and certificate programs to customize your education and meet your personal goals. Mason is one of only 131 schools in the country designated as a Tier One research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of High Education. Mason is at the forefront of emerging fields and is committed to providing a transformational learning experience that helps you grow as an individual, scholar, and professional.

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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
Early Action- November 1, Regular Decision- February 1
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
1-Oct
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
Early Action- November 1, Regular Decision- February 1
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Spring
1-Oct
Freshman Financial Aid Date
15-Jan
Transcripts
Official high school transcript(s) required
Tests
ACT or SAT considered; Mason is Test Optional
Essay
Recommended, but not required
Interview
Interviews are not offered to freshman applicants
Letter of Recommendation
Optional, no more than three
Application Fee
$70; $80 international applicants
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Determined by first semester of enrollment
Freshman Definition
Freshman applicants are those whose highest level of education completed is high school. Freshmen may have college cours...see moreFreshman applicants are those whose highest level of education completed is high school. Freshmen may have college coursework provided it was completed through dual enrollment prior to graduating from high school.
Application Types
Early Action- November 1, Regular Decision- February 1
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Financial Aid
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
1-Mar
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
1-Oct
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Fall
1-Mar
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Spring
1-Oct
Transfer Financial Aid Date
1-Mar
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Determined by first semester of enrollment
College Fit
George Mason University welcomes 3,000 new transfers each year.Our students enroll from all over the Commonwealt...see moreGeorge Mason University welcomes 3,000 new transfers each year.
  • Our students enroll from all over the Commonwealth, all 50 states, and more than 125 countries.
  • Transfer students are encouraged, but not required to join our residential campus community of 6,400 students.
  • Mason transfers thrive in any number of the 375+ academic, cultural, or social student organizations.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Transfer associate degree completion is recommended. RBC and VCCS GAA students completing A.A., A.A.& S., or A.S. degree...see moreTransfer associate degree completion is recommended. RBC and VCCS GAA students completing A.A., A.A.& S., or A.S. degrees receive a lower-level Mason Core waiver.
Course Transfer Criteria
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Transcripts
Official transcripts are required from all previous institutions.
Tests
ACT/SAT Test Optional; Non-native speakers may submit alternate English proficiency tests
Essay
Optional
Letters of Recommendation
Optional, no more than three
Interview
Interviews are not offered to transfer applicants.
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
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Application Fee
$70; $80 international applicants
Transfer Definition
Students who have enrolled at a college or university after high school graduation.
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Center
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Transfer Admissions
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Minimum GPA
2.8
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Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
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The links below take you to pages on the George Mason University website. Use Catalog Search to find their programs and courses in this portal.
Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution
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College of Education and Human Development
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College of Engineering and Computing
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College of Health and Human Services
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College of Humanities and Social Sciences
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College of Science
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College of Visual and Performing Arts
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Schar School of Policy and Government
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School of Business
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Campus Service and Engagement
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Disability Services
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Online Degree Options Available
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Summer Courses Available
Flexible Degree Options
High School Dual Enrollment
Guaranteed Admissions
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Reverse Transfer
Campus Housing
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Club/Sports
Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
Dedicated POC for Military
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Recognized Student Veteran Organization
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SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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College Catalog
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