International Undergraduate Students

WELCOME TO THE MASON NATION! Congratulations on your admission as an undergraduate to George Mason University. Here’s a checklist to help you take the next steps in officially becoming a Mason Patriot. More details are available in your student portal.  Plus, check out our FAQs for Admitted International Students.

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1‒ SUBMIT YOUR DEPOSIT.

Congratulations on being accepted to Mason! You can submit your $250 enrollment deposit through our deposit portal.

2‒ ACTIVATE PATRIOT PASS.

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After submitting your deposit, you will receive an email within 2 to 3 business days with further instructions on how to claim and create your Patriot Pass account at password.gmu.edu.

3‒ ACTIVATE MASON STUDENT EMAIL ACCOUNT.

Once your Patriot Pass account is activated, you can create your Mason student email account. Please follow 1st Login Instructions to get started.
IMPORTANT: Please note that once your Mason Student Email Account is created, all official communications from the university will be sent to you on this account. You will NOT be able to opt-out of receiving messages from the university through your Mason student email account. Your Mason student email will be your primary email account while you attend Mason to receive updates from the university, communicate with your professors, participate in student involvement activities, etc.

4‒ APPLY FOR ON-CAMPUS HOUSING.

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The Fall Housing Application will remain open after the May 1st priority deadline on a space available basis. Students interested in living on campus after the May 1st priority deadline should fill out the housing application and reach out to the Admissions Office for assistance with next steps. Check the Mason Housing website for more information. The Spring Housing Application becomes available in November.

5‒ REGISTER FOR INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION.

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Registration for summer orientation sessions for Fall new students and families becomes available in April. Specific details will be included in Orientation confirmation e-mails. For more information visit New Student and Family Programs  website, or reach out to orientu@​gmu.​edu or 703-993-2475

6‒ RECEIVE YOUR I-20 FORMS.

If you intend to apply for an F-1 student visa and you have not already submitted your financial documents to receive your I-20 form, please send them as soon as possible.

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7‒ CELEBRATE BECOMING A PATRIOT.

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We invite you to share your big news with #ChooseMason in all of your posts.

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Before Arrival on Campus

8‒ SUBMIT IMMUNIZATION RECORDS.

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Virginia law requires all admitted university students to submit immunization documentation.  If you do not submit your complete immunization records by the posted deadline, a hold will be placed on your account and a late fee assessed.

shs.gmu.edu/immunizations

9‒ SUBMIT YOUR FINAL TRANSCRIPT.

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Please have your school counselor submit your final transcript to the office of Admissions. Failure to submit final transcripts by the end of your first term will result in a hold being placed on your account that will prevent you from registering for future classes.