Future Freshman FAQs

Thinking of enrolling at Mason as part of the next class of incoming freshmen? We’d be excited to welcome you. We proudly accept nearly 90 percent of our applicants, because we believe that while talent is equally distributed, opportunity is not. And we believe every student should have a chance to pursue their dreams and change their world for the better. 

Here are some frequently asked questions from prospective students. You can also contact the Mason Office of Admissions if you have additional questions.

Connecting with Admissions

What visit options does the Office of Admissions offer?

Admissions is offering on-campus and virtual information sessions and tours. We also have a virtual campus tour that is accessible online at any time. Please check our Visit and Explore page often as more opportunities will continue to be added. Registration is first come, first served.

How do I request a virtual meeting with Mason Admissions?

Virtual meeting appointments are available now for prospective and admitted freshman students seeking advice or information about the application process, next steps for admitted students, academic and experiential learning opportunities, or student and community life at Mason.  

Locate and contact your admission counselor using our Meet Your Counselor directory.

Records and Transcripts

I only have unofficial copies of my high school transcript. Will Mason accept these to complete my application?

Mason requires official transcripts to consider an application complete. Please request that your high school send an official copy to the university. 

If you are having difficulty completing your admission application, please contact your Mason Admission Counselor for assistance.   

Will Mason accept English proficiency tests (TOEFL, IELTS, SAT/ACT, and Duolingo) administered at home due to COVID-19?

Yes. Mason will accept TOEFL, IELTS, SAT/ACT, and Duolingo English Test examinations taken at-home due to COVID-19, or in accordance with the testing agency’s guidance, as official.

The change in testing format does not change the score requirements, which are listed on our English proficiency website

When will my transfer credit be evaluated?

If you have taken college-level credit either as credit by exam (ex. AP, IB) or as High School Dual Enrollment, your transfer credit will be evaluated should you be admitted and once you submit your enrollment deposit to Mason.

Information regarding transfer credit can be found on our Transfer Credit Policy page.

Student Life

What are the plans for current and future semesters regarding COVID-19?

Please refer to our Safety, Emergency, and Enterprise Risk Management website for the most up-to-date information.

Where can I learn more about campus and student life?

You can learn more about student life, clubs, organizations and other opportunities in The George. You can also follow us on social media at @MasonAdmissions to stay up-to-date on campus news and more.