Applying to Mason

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 or programs at Mason.
Carefully consider the specific information provided about programs that interest you. If you are interested in individual courses, apply as a non-degree student.

2) Visit the Office of Admissions website.
See specific information about how to apply as a(n):

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

4) Complete your application online.
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 and Transfer students, you must submit your enrollment deposit and follow the instructions included in your admissions package. Graduate students should use the link provided in your admission email to confirm your intent to enroll. Without this confirmation you will not be able to enroll in any courses.

8) Activate PatriotWeb account and register for classes.
All students use Patriot Web to manage their student accounts, access transfer credit evaluations and register for classes. For instructions, refer to the Register for Classes page.

9) 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.

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. For a complete list of tuition rates and fees, see the Student Accounts Office website.

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

Office of Admissions

213 Johnson Center

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Freshman and Transfer Students:

Tel: (703) 993-2400

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Graduate Students:

Tel: (703) 993-9700
or Program Contacts

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