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Welcome to Mason Nation, and congratulations on your admission to George Mason University. Here’s a checklist to help you take the next steps needed to officially become a Mason Patriot. More details are available in your student portal.  Plus, check out our FAQs for Admitted Freshman.

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1‒ SUBMIT YOUR DEPOSIT.

Congratulations on being accepted to Mason! You can submit your $250 enrollment deposit through our deposit portal.

2‒ ACTIVATE PATRIOT PASS.

After submitting your deposit, you will receive an email within 2 to 3 business days with further instructions on how to claim and create your Patriot Pass account at password.gmu.edu.

3‒ ACTIVATE MASONLIVE EMAIL ACCOUNT.

Once your Patriot Pass account is activated, you can create your Masonlive email account. Please follow 1st Login Instructions to get started.
IMPORTANT: Please note that once your Mason Student Email Account is created, all official communications from the university will be sent to you on this account. You will NOT be able to opt-out of receiving messages from the university through your Mason student email account. Your Mason student email will be your primary email account while you attend Mason to receive updates from the university, communicate with your professors, participate in student involvement activities, etc.

4‒ APPLY FOR ON-CAMPUS HOUSING.

The Spring 2021 Housing Application will open in November 2020. The Fall 2021 Housing Application will open in Spring 2021. Check the Mason Housing website for more information.

5‒ REGISTER FOR ORIENTATION.

Registration for Winter Orientation opens on Monday, November 2nd. Winter Orientation sessions for Spring 2021 new students and families will be virtual. More information on the Winter Orientation process coming soon! Specific details will be included in Orientation confirmation e-mails. Registration for Summer Orientation sessions for Fall 2021 new students and families will be available in late March 2021. Questions? Contact New Student and Family Programs at orientu@​gmu.​edu or 703-993-2475

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6‒ APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID.

If you haven’t already, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible at fafsa.gov. The FAFSA should be submitted to Mason by our priority deadline of January 15th. Mason’s Federal Title IV school code is 003749.  

7‒ CELEBRATE BECOMING A PATRIOT.

We invite you to share your big news with #ChooseMason in all of your posts.

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 Before Arrival on Campus

8‒ SUBMIT IMMUNIZATION RECORDS.

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

shs.gmu.edu/immunizations

9‒ SUBMIT YOUR FINAL TRANSCRIPT.

Please have your school counselor submit your final transcript to the office of Admissions. Failure to submit final transcripts by the end of your first term will result in a hold being placed on your account that will prevent you from registering for future classes.