George Mason University

Deferral policy changes due to COVID-19

April 22, 2020   /   by Admissions and Financial Aid

Effective April 22, 2020:

In response to the impacts of COVID-19, George Mason University has altered its deferral policy. Students who were admitted to begin studies in either the fall 2019 or spring 2020 term, and who subsequently requested and were approved for a deferral or reconsideration of their application by the appropriate deadline, will be permitted to request an additional deferral or reconsideration. Deferral and reconsideration requests are made through the online application portal. All other policies concerning deferrals and reconsiderations, including not being able to attend another school during the term of your deferral, remain in effect. A full listing of deferral policies can be found at and