Future Transfer FAQs

Connect with Admissions FAQs

What visit options are the Office of Admissions offering?

Admissions is offering on-campus and virtual information sessions and tours. Virtual one-on-one meetings with an Admissions Counselor are available by request. Register for a session or to connect with a counselor. 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. When on-campus visits are offered, 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.  

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 our website 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 in the fall or spring of your senior year in high school, 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

Phone: 703-993-2000

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.


Student Life FAQs

What are the plans for Fall 2021 and future semesters regarding COVID-19?

George Mason University is moving in a positive direction to resuming full capacity and normal operations, with classes being offered in a hybrid modality of online and in-person instruction. It is our intention to bring more of these classes to an in-person modality in the coming semesters. Please refer to our Safe Return to Campus page, where you can find the latest COVID-19 and campus health updates.