Apply for Admissions

You will need to apply and be accepted to Mason before you can register for Mason Online courses. Here you will find a step-by-step guide that will help you with the application.

1) Browse the list of online courses, programs, and certificates at Mason.
Carefully consider the specific information provided about programs that interests you. If you are interested in individual courses, apply as a non-degree student.

2) Visit the Office of Admissions website.
From there, you can find specific information about how to apply as a(n):

3) Review these helpful hints for completing Mason’s online admissions application.

4) Complete your application online.
Most programs prefer that you submit your application materials using the online undergraduate or graduate application portals.

5) Check your application status.
To ensure that the Office of Admissions has received all necessary information and documents, log on to the Undergraduate or Graduate application status page.

6) Receive your admissions letter.
Once your application has been processed, the Office of Admissions will notify you with your admissions decision.

7) Confirm your intent to enroll.
For Undergraduate students, this is done by submitting your enrollment deposit and following the instructions included in your admissions package. Graduate students should follow the instructions your admissions letter from your College or School.

8) Request evaluation of transfer credits.
If you are a transfer student, review the Office of Admissions guide for undergraduate level transfer credit information. For graduate level credit information, please contact your College or School.

9) Register for classes.
For instructions, refer to the Register for Classes page.

10) Pay tuition.
Check Patriot Web for your balance due. Make payments through the Bill and Payment System or at the Cashier’s Office by the listed due date.

Fully online program tuition rates are listed on the individual program profiles. There is a $35 fee charged per credit for online courses. There may also be fees associated with your student and/or degree classification. You will find a listing of tuition rates and fees on the Student Accounts Office page.

11) Take note of add/drop and tuition liability deadlines.
Please pay attention to the add/drop deadlines and tuition liability deadlines posted by the Students Accounts Office. You will have tuition liabilities if you do not drop your course by the date posted.

Office of Admissions

Freshman and Transfer Students: Contact the Office of Admissions for services and inquiries concerning your application or how to apply.

213 Johnson Center

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Tel: (703) 993-2400

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Graduate Students: Contact the Graduate Admissions Office from your graduate unit for inquiries concerning your application or how to apply.

213 Johnson Center

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Graduate Contacts:

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