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.
9) Pay tuition and fees.
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) Submit immunization records (if applicable).
Fully online students that attend George Mason are not required to submit Immunization Records. However, at any point a student decides to change to on-campus, even for one course, an Immunization Record must be submitted to the Immunization Office at Student Health Services. All immunizations must be verified by documentation. This requirement is applicable to all part-time, full-time, degree, non-degree, international, and domestic students.
11) 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.