Credit Evaluation Process

One week after transfer students are accepted, and one week after freshman students submit their enrollment deposit, Mason’s Office of Admissions will evaluate the student’s transfer credits.

Admission to Mason is contingent upon receipt of all official, final transcripts.

Undergraduate transfer credit is accepted until the time of graduation from Mason. However, earlier submission will ensure accurate degree progression.

Submitting Transcripts

Official transcripts from prior institutions must be transmitted directly from the Registrar of the student’s previous institution(s), and credit-by-exam scores must be sent directly from the appropriate testing agency. These documents may be emailed to or mailed to the following address:

George Mason University

Office of Admissions

4400 University Drive, MSN 3A4

Fairfax VA 22030

We also accept electronic transcripts. If you have a question about the submission of a transcript, or want to know if we have received one, please feel free to contact us.

Updating Transferred Courses

If you have reached the maximum transfer credit hours and wish to have different courses transferred into your student record, please email your request to the Admissions Transfer Credit Team at

Undisclosed courses taken after admission will result in a re-evaluation of your admission status, with the exception of summer courses from previously-attended institutions. Notify the Admissions Office at if you plan to take courses after admissions. All final transcripts must be submitted prior to registering for your second semester at Mason.

Re-admitted students receive an updated transfer credit evaluation based on the transfer credit policy of the new catalog year. The University reserves the right to revise a transfer credit evaluation at any time. Transfer credit is not evaluated for non-degree-seeking students.