Connect with Admissions FAQs
What visit options are the Office of Admissions offering?
Admissions is offering on-campus and virtual information sessions and tours. One-on-one meetings with an Admissions Counselor are available by request. The virtual campus tour is accessible online at any time. We are monitoring health conditions in the region and safety guidance from local, state, and federal officials. Please check our Visit Mason website often as more opportunities will continue to be added. Registration is first come, first served.
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 by phone at 703-993-2000 or email.
Our office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
I only have unofficial copies of my high school 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.
When will my transfer credit be evaluated?
Within 10 days following your admission decision, you will receive a notification via email that your initial credit evaluation is available. Evaluations may take longer during the peak summer application season.
Information regarding transfer credit can be found on our Transfer Credit Policy page.
Additionally, previously evaluated courses can be found on our Transfer Credit Matrix.
Student Life FAQs
What are the plans for current and future semesters regarding COVID-19?
Please refer to our Safe Return to Campus page, where you can find the latest COVID-19 and campus health updates.