George Mason University

Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations on your admission to George Mason University! We are thrilled to welcome you to the Mason Nation.

Next Steps for Admitted Freshmen

Following are the steps and important information you'll need to prepare for your future at Mason. If you have any questions your Admissions Counselor is ready to help!

Submit Your Enrollment Deposit

To confirm your intent to enroll, a deposit of $250 USD is required by the national deposit deadline of May 1, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Please note that to reserve a spot in the residence halls, the housing deposit of $300 must be submitted at the same time as the enrollment deposit (for a total of $550). Housing will be provided on a first come, first served basis, so you are encouraged to submit your $550 deposit as soon as possible. Enrollment deposits may be submitted online.   

Click here to submit your deposit online  

Note: When using the online deposit form, please be sure to enter your full, nine character G-Number, including the upper-case 'G' as well as any leading zeros. Example: G00123456

Apply for On-Campus Housing or Exemption

Mason boasts one of the most modern and largest residential campuses in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and on-campus housing is required for all newly admitted freshmen unless one of the exemptions is met. ALL freshmen must apply for on-campus housing or an exemption. To apply for on-campus housing, the housing application and $300 USD housing deposit are required by May 1. Housing applications are available online through Housing and Residence Life. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received, so it is important to apply as early as possible. Housing deposits and applications received after May 1 will be considered on a space-available basis only.

Apply for Financial Aid

If you haven’t do so yet, apply for financial aid. FAFSA applications are available now and should be submitted as soon as possible, if you have not done so already. The priory deadline for FAFSA submission is March 1. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.gov. George Mason University’s Title IV school code for the FAFSA is 003749.

Need help? Students may contact their assigned Financial Aid Counselor via email or call the Financial Aid Office at 703-993-2353. Additional financial aid information can be found on the Office of Student Financial Aid website at financialaid.gmu.edu.

Submit Immunization Records

Virginia law requires all admitted university students to submit immunization documentation. A hold will be placed on your account and a late fee assessed if you do not submit your complete immunization records by the posted deadline.

Please visit Student Health Services to obtain critical information and mandatory immunization forms. Your completed immunization form should be sent directly to Student Health Services. If you have trouble accessing the website, please contact Student Health Services at 703-993-2135 or immunize@gmu.edu.

Register for Orientation

New Student Orientation, held in the summer, is required of all new freshmen. During orientation, you will meet your advisor and register for courses, learn about academic and student life opportunities, and get to know your fellow classmates. Registration becomes available on March 1. You can register for orientation only after submitting your enrollment deposit, and registration for more popular orientation dates is limited, and is done on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have questions contact the Office of Orientation and Family Programs and Services.

Final High School Transcripts

Request your final high school transcript reflecting your graduation date to be sent to the Office of Admissions. Do not forget about this important requirement! Failure to submit a final high school transcript which indicates both your final GPA and a graduation date will result in a hold being placed on your account. 

Visit Mason

If you haven’t visited campus yet attend an admitted student event designed especially for the entering members of the Class of 2020.

Join the Mason Community on Uversity’s Schools App

The admitted student community is a private app that allows students to have honest conversations and make real connections before stepping foot on campus. If you’re looking for an easy way to meet other potential George Mason students, ask questions, and learn about information for admitted students, this is the place for you.

For students admitted during the Early Action deadline, you will receive an email in mid-January that will invite you to join the community.

Next Steps for Admitted Transfer Students

Submit Your Enrollment Deposit

Admitted transfer students are required to submit a $250.00 enrollment deposit by June 15 to accept fall admission or December 1 to accept spring admission. Deposits are non-refundable after these dates. Online enrollment deposits may be paid with MasterCard, VISA or personal check. Enrollment deposits may be submitted online.

Click here to submit your deposit online

Note: When using the online deposit form, please be sure to enter your full, nine character G-Number, including the upper-case 'G' as well as any leading zeros. Example: G00123456.

Register for Transfer Orientation

Transfer Orientation is required of all new transfer students. During orientation you will meet your academic advisor and discuss your goals, establish your graduation plan and register for classes. You’ll also learn about academic and student life opportunities, and get to know your fellow classmates. You can register for orientation only after submitting your enrollment deposit. If you have questions contact the Office of Orientation and Family Programs and Services.

Apply for Student Financial Aid

If you haven’t done so yet, apply for financial aid. FAFSA applications can be submitted after October 1, and should be completed no later than March 1 for priority consideration of limited grant funds. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.gov. George Mason University’s Title IV school code for the FAFSA is 003749.

Need help? Students may contact their assigned Financial Aid Counselor via email or call the Financial Aid Office at 703-993-2353. Additional financial aid information can be found on the Office of Student Financial Aid website at financialaid.gmu.edu.

Activate Patriot Web

All students use Patriot Web to manage their student accounts, access transfer credit evaluations and register for classes. Activate your Patriot Web account and create your Username/NetID and Password. You will need your G number and date of birth (PIN) as two digit month, day and year. Example: 070195

After you activate your account, login and select Student Records, View Unofficial Transcript, then Display Transfer Credit Evaluation. Your transfer credit evaluation will be completed after you pay your enrollment deposit and register for Transfer Orientation. More detailed information about your transfer credit evaluation will be covered during Transfer Orientation.

Apply for On-Campus Housing

On-campus housing is not guaranteed for transfer students. If interested, you are encouraged to apply for housing immediately after you submit your enrollment deposit. If housing is available you will receive an assignment offer and will need to send a non-refundable $300 housing deposit immediately to secure the offer.

Set-up your Masonlive Email Account

Important messages will begin coming to you via your Masonlive email account. Please follow the 1st Login Instructions to get started. Be sure to check your messages often for vital enrollment information.

Submit Immunization Records

Virginia law requires all admitted university students to submit immunization documentation. A hold will be placed on your account and a late fee assessed if you do not submit your complete immunization records by the posted deadline.

Please visit Student Health Services to obtain critical information and mandatory immunization forms. Your completed immunization form should be sent directly to Student Health Services. If you have trouble accessing the website, please contact Student Health Services at 703-993-2135 or immunize@gmu.edu.

Submit your Final Transcript

Please submit your final transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Failure to submit transcripts will result in a registration hold being placed on your account.

Celebrate Becoming a Patriot

We invite you to like, connect, and follow Mason's Office of Admissions on your favorite social media sites. By connecting with us over social media you'll be able to stay up-to-date with all of the exciting news we share, from events to current student spotlights and photos from around campus. We invite you to share your big news with the #ChooseMason hashtag in all of your posts.

Next Steps for Admitted Graduate Students

Following are the steps and important information you'll need to prepare for your future as a graduate student at George Mason University. Spring 2016 applicants, please follow up with your individual department or program on the next steps as listed in your admission letter.

Confirm Your Intent To Enroll

Using the link provided in your admission email, please confirm your intent to enroll. Without this confirmation you will not be able to enroll in any courses.

Submit Your Official, Final Transcripts

Official, final transcripts are required prior to enrollment in our programs. Please review the official notice you received after admission regarding submission.

Resolve Any Admissions Holds

You may have a registration hold on your account if you need to submit official transcripts or were admitted provisionally to the university. These holds will keep you from registering for courses. 

Register for Courses

Once you have indicated that you plan to accept our offer of admission, and receive confirmation of your ability to enroll, you will gain access to the Mason student system within 24 hours.

The procedure to access the registration system is:

  • First, activate your new student PatriotPass account. You will need your G number, indicated on your admission email/letter, and CLAIM ID number, which is your birth month, day and year in 2-digit format (i.e., June 30, 1976, would be entered as 063076).
  • Once you have followed the prompts on this page you can access any system at the university.
  • Registration occurs via PatriotWeb. Login to Patriot Web Self Service then follow the pathway from Student Services to Registration.

If you are having problems logging into PatriotWeb or activating your new account contact the ITS Support Center (support@gmu.edu).

The Schedule of Classes is available online and specific course descriptions can be found in the university catalog. Please check the academic calendar for semester start dates and important deadlines.

For a step-by-step guide to registration visit the University Registrar.

Submit Immunization Records

Virginia law requires all admitted university students to submit immunization documentation. A hold will be placed on your account and a late fee assessed if you do not submit your complete immunization records by the posted deadline.

Please visit Student Health Services to obtain critical information and mandatory immunization forms. Your completed immunization form should be sent directly to Student Health Services. If you have trouble accessing the website, please contact Student Health Services at 703-993-2135 or immunize@gmu.edu.

Plan to Attend Your Program Orientation

Your academic unit or program will be following up with you via email to invite you to your new graduate orientation. Please plan to attend to meet your fellow graduate students, your faculty, and the administrative staff who will be helping you throughout your program.