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 Mason's online courses and programs

Carefully consider programs that may interest you. All online programs are listed here.

Only current Mason students may enroll in online courses. If you are interested in individual courses, apply as non-degree.

2. Visit the Admissions website

See the website here for specific information on how to apply.

3. Review application tips

See these helpful hints for Mason admissions.

4. Complete your application online

Submit your application materials online. See the Apply Now page for the undergraduate and graduate application links.

5. Check your application status

Make sure the Office of Admissions received all necessary information. Check your status in the online portal where you submitted your application. See the Apply Now page for links.

6. Receive your decision 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 Freshmen and Transfer students, 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 your 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, see the Register for Classes page.

9. Pay tuition and fees

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 distance education fee per credit for courses that are 51 percent or more online. Additional fees may apply. See the Student Accounts Office website for a list of rates and fees.

10. Note add/drop and tuition liability deadlines

Please pay attention to add/drop and tuition liability deadlines. You will be liable for tuition if you do not drop your course by the date posted.


Freshmen and Transfer Students

Phone: (703) 993-2400

Graduate Students

Phone: (703) 993-9700


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