George Mason University

Welcome to the MASON NATION! Congratulations on your admission to George Mason University. Here’s a checklist to help you take the next steps in becoming a Mason Patriot.

 

☑ SUBMIT 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.
  • 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.
  • If you are thinking about living on campus, you can make your $300.00 housing deposit at the same time as your enrollment deposit. See “Apply For On-Campus Housing” section for more information.

☑ 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 through http://password.gmu.edu. Select the first option: "To activate your Patriot Pass account..." and follow the instructions to create a secure password. You will need a CLAIM CODE which is your 6 digit birthdate as MMDDYY (ex: July 6, 1996 would be 070696). If you have difficulty registering your account, contact ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870.

☑ ACTIVATE MASONLIVE EMAIL ACCOUNT.

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

Visit its.gmu.edu/service/masonlive-email-for-students/

☑ 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. Visit fafsa.gov.  Mason's Federal Title IV school code for the FAFSA is 003749.

☑ APPLY FOR ON-CAMPUS HOUSING

On-campus housing is not guaranteed for transfer students. If interested, you are encouraged to submit a $300.00 housing deposit at the same time you submit your enrollment deposit, and you should apply for housing as soon as possible after.

  • If housing is available, you will receive an assignment offer.
  • If housing is not available, your $300.00 housing deposit will be applied to your first semester tuition bill.
  • Visit housing.gmu.edu for more information.

☑ 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 can register for orientation only after submitting your enrollment deposit. If you have questions contact the Office of Orientation and Family Programs and Services.  Visit orientation.gmu.edu.

☑ SUBMIT YOUR FINAL TRANSCRIPT

Please 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.

☑ SUBMIT IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

Virginia law requires all enrolled 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.

Visit shs.gmu.edu/immunizations/

☑ CELEBRATE BECOMING A PATRIOT

We invite you to like, connect, and follow Mason’s Office of Admissions on your favorite social media sites. Share your news with the #ChooseMason hashtag in all of your posts.