Mason's admissions process is the same for military and veterans as it is for everyone else. However, you have a resource that others don't—help and guidance from the Office of Military Services (OMS).
The university requires certain information and application materials from all prospective students. Everyone must pay an application fee and provide a selection of forms and documents such as:
- High school transcripts
- Letters of recommendation
- Transcripts from universities/colleges you've attended
- Standardized test results.
If you're applying through the Common Application, these items can be uploaded there. If you're applying through the Mason application, documents can be sent electronically or mailed when you apply. Graduate students can also apply online.
There are certain deadlines in the admissions process that you need to be aware of as a freshman or transfer student. For example, applying by certain dates makes you eligible for some scholarships. There are also some programs (nursing, dance, some engineering) that require applicants to meet additional qualifications. If you have questions, contact your academic adviser, or check with OMS.
Applicants to Mason's graduate programs must meet certain criteria, such as holding a degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, and meeting certain grade standards. Some programs also require that you pass certain tests to qualify for admission. Be aware of testing and application deadlines.
VA defines matriculated as having been formally admitted to a college or university as a degree-seeking student. VA educational benefits cannot be paid to non-matriculated college or university students unless they are pending admission to your school. In that case they can be certified for two quarters or semesters. The only courses that can be certified are those required for admission and those required if admitted.