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Transfer to George Mason University

Each year, thousands of students successfully transfer from NOVA to George Mason University. NOVA works closely with Mason to offer students a seamless transfer process.

Key Mason Resources

  • Mason Office of Admissions
    Transfer information sessions are offered each fall and spring semester for prospective transfer students and start promptly at posted times. These sessions provide students with information about the procedure for applying as a transfer student and will help to ease the transfer process. Find out freshman and transfer application deadlines.
  • Mason Office of Admissions, Transfer Admission
    Each year Mason enrolls approximately 3,000 talented transfer students from all over the world who have demonstrated success in their post-secondary academic work and present a richness of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and geographic origins.  Students who have graduated from high school and subsequently completed course work at a regionally accredited college or university are considered transfer applicants. The Admissions Committee considers each transfer application individually and reviews all grades received in courses attempted, including completion of college-level composition and mathematics courses. A cumulative GPA is calculated for all previous college work attempted when a student has attended more than one college or university.
  • Mason Transfer Center
    The Transfer Center provides assistance to undergraduate transfer students through the coordination of advising activities with the offices of Admissions, Orientation, and Academic units on campus. The Transfer Center assists with schedule adjustment and credit overload.
  • Mason Course Equivalency Search Engine
    This database contains courses that have been evaluated to offer transfer equivalency at the University, including all courses from the Virginia Community College System. Please note that this database is dynamic; we are constantly updating course equivalency data. While this data is as accurate and current as possible, the University retains the right to revise a transfer credit evaluation at any time. This information is not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and the University.
  • Mason Academic Advising Center
    Exploring Major Sheets are designed to help students explore their major options. The sheets include information about the major, skills and abilities needed to be successful in the field and careers or sample job descriptions.
  • Mason Guaranteed Admission Agreement Frequently Asked Questions
  • Mason General Education Requirement Choices for Transfer Students

Special Mason Opportunities

  • Bachelor of Individualized Studies Program
    The bachelor of individualized study (BIS) may be for you. The BIS program offers you a distinctive opportunity to complete your degree. BIS has a flexible curriculum: As a BIS student you create an interdisciplinary concentration to meet your own educational needs.
  • Mason School of Management Dean’s Admit Program
    The Dean's Admit Program is a new program that began in fall 2005. Students admitted to the Mason School of Management under the Dean’s Admit Program are granted BS status immediately upon acceptance into George Mason University. Also, students accepted into the Dean's Admit Program are eligible to be considered for a $2,000 scholarship (maximum of $1,000 per semester) from the School of Management. You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program
    The Pathway Program is a group of education institutions in Northern Virginia -- K-12 public schools, Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University -- that provide a network of support for the students in the program. The program's goal is to improve college access and success for underrepresented students in higher education living in Northern Virginia. Admission to the Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program is selective and open to high school seniors at participating public high schools in Alexandria City, Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties.
  • Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
    A college course designed to produce students with the necessary skills and leadership training to become officers in the United States Army, Army Reserve and the Army National Guard.

George Mason Transfer Guide

In alphabetical order, these advising sheets show the recommended program of study for students planning to obtain a transfer-oriented Associate degree and transfer to George Mason University in a specific major. Not all Mason majors are available in the advising sheets. To see the list of all majors, go to Academic Programs. The University offers more than 100 degree programs.