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If you have not taken any college credit beyond dual enrollment in high school, you are considered a first year student at George Mason University. In order to complete your application, you are required to submit your application, official high school transcript, and standardized test scores (if applicable, as we are a score optional institution). In addition, as a part of our holistic review, you may submit a personal statement, a secondary school report, as well as up to two letters of recommendation.
You are considered a transfer student if you have enrolled at a college or university after graduating from high school. You can apply to Mason via our Mason-exclusive application located on our website. In order to complete your application, we will need your official transcripts from all other institutions attended, as well as your high school transcript and official test scores, if you have earned under 24 transferable credits. In addition, you may submit an essay to provide information about your background and a resume to explain your educational history.
Whether you are just beginning your college search or making your final decision, visiting campus is a great way to get to know us better. Choose from our many visit options, and come see what it’s like to be part of Mason Nation! Learn about our admissions process, academic programs and campus life in an information session led by our Office of Admissions. Take a tour of our campus and get to know our students. You can plan your campus visit experience at https://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/visit-mason.