Applying to Mason

You must apply and be accepted to Mason before you can register for Mason Online courses. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you with the application process.

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. Additional information is available for the following applicants:

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.

Undergraduates: Submit your enrollment deposit and follow the instructions included in your admissions package.

Graduates: 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

Phone: 703-993-2400


Graduate Students

Phone: 703-993-9700


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