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26013
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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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Academics
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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.
College Fit
George Mason University welcomes 3,000 new transfers each year.Our students enroll from all over the Commonwealth, all 5...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.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Determined by first semester of enrollment
English Language Proficiency
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Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
$70; $80 international applicants
Application Type(s)
Early Action- November 1, Regular Decision- February 1
Financial Aid
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Transcripts
Official high school transcript(s) required
Tests
ACT or SAT considered; Mason is Score Optional
Essay
Recommended, but not required
Letter of Recommendation
Optional, no more than three
Interview
Interviews are not offered to freshman applicants
Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
Early Action- November 1, Regular Decision- February 1
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
1-Oct
Freshman Financial Aid Date
1-Feb
Freshman Financial Aid Date
1-Feb
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Transfer Definition
Students who have enrolled at a college or university after high school graduation.
College Fit
George Mason University welcomes 3,000 new transfers each year.Our students enroll from all over the Commonwealth, all 5...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.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associates
Students who earn an associate degree through high school dual enrollment should still apply as freshmen and are not eli...see moreStudents who earn an associate degree through high school dual enrollment should still apply as freshmen and are not eligible for GAA or the Mason Core Waiver. College coursework will be evaluated for transferable course credit.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Determined by first semester of enrollment
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
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Course Transfer Criteria
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General Education Programs
Mason accepts the UCGS and Passport programs to meet General Education requirements
English Language Proficiency
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Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
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Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
$70; $80 international applicants
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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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.
Important Dates
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Transfer Financial Aid Date
1-Mar
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Fall
1-Mar
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Spring
1-Oct
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Academic Options
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Summer Courses Available
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Reverse Transfer
Guaranteed Admissions
Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
Disability Services
Cultural Diversity Office
Student Clubs & Organizations
Sports
Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
Dedicated POC for Military
Recognized Student Veteran Organization
SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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SCHEV College Data Profile
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State Financial Aid Programs
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GMU Virtual Experience
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Course Catalog
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