Transfer Requirements

Mason prides itself on its commitment to simplifying the transfer process. Our streamlined systems are designed to meet the needs of all prospective transfer students, no matter where they are in their educational journey.

When you’re ready to join our student body of dedicated problem-solvers who reflect the diversity of the real world, you’ll need the following materials to complete your application.

You are considered a transfer applicant if you have enrolled at a college or university after graduating from high school. 

What You Need to Apply: 

  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities 
  • Official high school or GED transcript, if applicable 
  • Official AP, CLEP, and IB transcripts, if applicable 
  • Completed Mason Transfer Application and non-refundable application fee 
  • Application submitted by March 1 for fall admission or October 1 for spring admission. Applications submitted after this deadline are considered on a space-available basis. 

Transfer Admission Criteria:  

The Admissions Committee considers each transfer application individually, reviewing all grades received in courses attempted. Competitive transfer applicants should have 

  • A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA 
  • 24 earned semester credit hours 
  • English Composition equivalent to ENGH 101 
  • College-level math

Applicants to the University who have attempted college courses at other institutions are required to disclose their complete academic enrollment history in the admission application. Mason reserves the right to revoke admission or disenroll students who fail to indicate all previous institutions attended on the admission application.

In certain circumstances, special considerations may affect transfer admission including English language proficiency requirements or pursuit of a second bachelor’s degree or post-baccalaureate admission.

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Selective Admissions Majors

Admission to Mason as a transfer student does not guarantee admission into your intended major. Certain majors do have additional requirements, such as minimal subject-area grades or submission of a creative portfolio.

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International Requirements

Learn more about admission requirements that are specific to international transfer students.

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