If You Have a Question, We Have the Answer
We know you have a lot things to ask us. Don't worry; many OMS staff members have a military background, along with an in-depth knowledge of what you're facing. We've heard a lot of questions through the years, and we've tried to address many of them here.
If you can't find the answer to your particular question on this site, send OMS an email or give us a call at 703-993-1316. We're here to help.
- Freshman or transfer? You're considered a freshman if you're still a high school student or if you haven't enrolled in any college courses after graduating. If you're enrolled in an International Baccalaureate program or have earned Advanced Placement credit as a high school student, you're still considered a freshman. You're considered a transfer student if you've enrolled in any course for college credit—even one—after graduating from high school. Find out more from the Office of Admissions at 703-993-2400.
- ACT and SAT requirements: Freshman students must submit an ACT or SAT test score and a final high school transcript (or GED test score). If you've been out of school for more than five years, Mason waives the ACT or SAT requirement.
- Applying for admission: Apply online, or request a paper application and submit it to the Office of Admissions in person or by mail. The mailing address is:
George Mason University
Office of Admissions
4400 University Drive, MSN 3A4
Fairfax VA 22030
If you're on campus, the office is in the Johnson Center, Room 213. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Credit Where It's Due
Some of the work you've done in other areas or tests you've taken can count toward your degree.
- Military credit: Mason will consider coursework from the Air University, the Defense Language Institute, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for transfer if a comparable course is offered here. Military science or ROTC credit earned at other regionally accredited colleges and universities may be considered for transfer into the Military Science Program. Other credit earned for training or military service (as documented on an official ACE transcript) may be considered for transfer into the Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) Program and is subject to the Credit for Nontraditional Modes of Learning policy within BIS. If an enrolled BIS student decides to change majors, nontraditional transfer credit won't apply. New transfer students who have completed U.S. military service may be eligible for six credits of lower-level military science electives: MLSC L400 and MLSC L402. To request credit, submit an official Joint Services transcript or DD-214 to the Office of Admissions.
- CLEP (College Level Examination Programs): Mason awards credit for select CLEP exams. Send official CLEP exam results to the Office of Admissions after submitting your application for admission. Mason’s CLEP school code is 5827.
If you have general admissions questions, contact the Office of Admissions at 703-993-2400.