How to Apply

Whether you are a graduating high school senior, undergraduate transfer student, graduate student, or an international student, your first step to joining the Mason Nation begins here.

No matter what type of student you are, certain information and application materials are required.

Application Fees

  • Undergraduate

U.S. citizens and permanent residents pay a $70 application fee. International students and those with non-immigrant status pay $80.

  • Graduate

Applicants to our graduate programs pay a $75 application fee.

All application fees are non-refundable. Some applicants may be eligible for an application fee waiver. Please click here for more information.

Additional Information

Your complete application package will require supplemental forms and documents to go along with your application. Examples might include your high school transcript, letters of recommendation, transcripts from universities/colleges attended, visa status, results of standardized tests, essays, resume, activity lists, etc. Materials that you supply can be prepared before you apply. For the Common Application, these items can be uploaded into your application. For Mason’s Exclusive Online Application for Admission, these items can be sent electronically or mailed as directed when you apply. The rest of your documents can be provided after you apply, just be aware of the deadlines that apply to you.

Specific Application Information

Accessible Forms and Documents

We prefer that prospective students use our online application. However, George Mason University is committed to providing equivalent access* to all electronic and information technology resources. Application forms and documents are available for download below. If you encounter trouble accessing any of the resources offered through this site, please contact our office at or (703) 993-2000.


General Undergraduate
Freshmen Only
Transfer Only



Anchor* University Policy 1308. For more information about Mason's commitment to EIT accessibility, please visit Accessibility@Mason.

George Mason University respects your privacy. The Application Privacy Notice describes the types of personal data we collect from students submitting applications for admission and how we use that personal data.