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What visit options is Admissions offering students this time of year?

Admissions is offering virtual information sessions, virtual tours, and virtual one-on-one meetings (by request). Register for a session or to connect with a counselor. The virtual campus tour is accessible online at any time. We are also offering a limited number of on-campus information sessions for prospective and admitted students during fall 2020. Registration is first come, first served, and we have implemented safety protocols for all visitors including required face coverings, social distancing, and successful completion of the Mason COVID Health Check. We continue to monitor local and campus health conditions, and are prepared to move away from on-campus experiences if public health guidance dictates.  

How do I request a virtual meeting with Mason Admissions?

Virtual meeting appointments are available now for propsective and admitted transfer students seeking advice or information about the application process, next steps for admitted students, academic and experiential learning opportunities, or student and community life at Mason. Please visit https://calendly.com/gmutransferoffice/virtualappointment to sign up for a virtual appointment. Appointments will be made available on a weekly basis, so please check back in if you do not see a time slot that works for you.

Financial Aid and FAFSA FAQS

My family has been financially impacted by COVID-19. How is George Mason University going to help me?

If your family has been financially impacted by COVID-19, once you have filed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have been admitted to Mason, please reach out to the Financial Aid Office at George Mason University for assistance.

Our financial aid counselors would be happy to talk with you regarding your situation and to see what might be possible to assist you.

In the meantime, in order to receive an early estimate on what your cost of attendance might be to attend George Mason University, please visit the net price calculator. We recommend never removing a college or university from your list because the cost appears too high at this stage of the college search process. There are many options available to help you finance your Mason education. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 703-993-2353 or send us an email. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  

Records FAQs

Because of COVID-19, I only have unofficial copies of my transcript. Will Mason accept these to complete my application?

If you are having difficulty completing your admission application, please contact your Mason Admission Counselor for assistance.  

Will George Mason University accept English proficiency tests (TOEFL,IETLS, SAT/ACT, and Duolingo) administered at home due to COVID-19?

Yes!  George Mason University will accept TOEFL, IELTS, SAT/ACT, and Duolingo English Test examinations taken at-home due to COVID-19, or in accordance with the testing agency’s guidance, as official. The change in testing format does not change the score requirements, which are listed on our English proficiency website

In-person AP/IB/A-level exams were canceled or modified due to COVID-19. Will Mason still issue course credit?

For those students whose testing was affected by COVID-19, George Mason University will accept AP, IB, and A-level examinations taken at home, or in accordance with the testing agency’s guidance, as official 

The change in testing format does not change how credits are awarded by subject. Please send official copies of your score reports to Mason when they are available. For additional information and a course concordance list, please view our policy located here. Should you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to your Admissions Counselor.

 

I am unable to access an SAT and/or ACT exam due to COVID-19. How will this affect my application or admission to Mason?

We know many students were not able to take standardized testing earlier this year due to test cancellations throughout the United States and abroad. If you have a checklist item request to provide SAT/ACT scores and are unable to do so, please contact admissions@gmu.edu .  

 

Student Life FAQs

What virtual visit options is Admissions offering students this time of year?

Admissions is offering virtual information sessions, virtual tours, and virtual one-on-one meetings (by request). Register for a session or to connect with a counselor. The virtual campus tour is accessible online at any time. We are also offering a limited number of on-campus information sessions for prospective and admitted students during fall 2020. Registration is first come, first served, and we have implemented safety protocols for all visitors including required face coverings, social distancing, and successful completion of the Mason COVID Health Check. We continue to monitor local and campus health conditions, and are prepared to move away from on-campus experiences if public health guidance dictates.  

How do I request a virtual meeting with Mason Admissions?

Virtual meeting appointments are available now for propsective and admitted transfer students seeking advice or information about the application process, next steps for admitted students, academic and experiential learning opportunities, or student and community life at Mason.

Please visit https://calendly.com/gmutransferoffice/virtualappointment to sign up for a virtual appointment. Appointments will be made available on a weekly basis, so please check back in if you do not see a time slot that works for you.

What are Mason's plans regarding fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters and the ongoing global pandemic?

On June 25, 2020, George Mason University published a Safe Return to Campus website with more information about the plans to academics and campus life for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters.  Please monitor your emails and stay up-to-date on university announcements on Mason's Coronavirus Information page

How can I make the best of added free time while staying home as a result of COVID-19?

As always, we want your health and well-being to be a priority. There are several actions you can take to familiarize yourself with Mason while you are social distancing: Get an in-depth view of campus on the Virtual Tour. We also encourage you to stay in contact with us throughout your college decision process. Our team will continue to work with students and families. You can always reach out to your Admissions Counselor so we can continue to assist you on your journey to become a Patriot or contact us at admissions@gmu.edu with any questions or concerns. Please use our online resources including our course catalog for more information about degree requirements and course offerings for your specific major. For more details related to the virus and updates from Mason, please visit the university's coronavirus communication page.