Welcome to Mason Nation, and congratulations on your admission to George Mason University. Here’s a checklist to help you take the next steps needed to officially become a Mason Patriot. More details are available in your student portal. Plus, check out our FAQs for Admitted Freshman.
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1‒ SUBMIT YOUR DEPOSIT.
Congratulations on being accepted to Mason! You can submit your $250 enrollment deposit through our deposit portal.
If your enrollment plans change, you may request an admission deferral.
2‒ ACTIVATE PATRIOT PASS.
After submitting your deposit, you will receive an email within 2 to 3 business days with further instructions on how to claim and create your Patriot Pass account at password.gmu.edu.
3‒ ACCESS YOUR MASON STUDENT EMAIL ACCOUNT.
Once your Patriot Pass account is activated, you can access your Mason student email account. Please follow the 1st Login Instructions to get started.
IMPORTANT: Please note that once your Mason Student Email Account is created, all official communications from the university will be sent to you on this account. You will NOT be able to opt-out of receiving messages from the university through your Mason student email account. Your Mason student email will be your primary email account while you attend Mason to receive updates from the university, communicate with your professors, participate in student involvement activities, etc.
4‒ APPLY FOR ON-CAMPUS HOUSING or HOUSING EXEMPTION.
All freshmen must take action and either submit a housing application or exemption request via the Mason Housing application.
The fall housing application opens in December will remain open after the May 1 priority deadline on a space-available basis.
Students interested in living on campus after the May 1 priority deadline should fill out the housing application.
The spring application becomes available in November.
5‒ REGISTER FOR ORIENTATION.
Registration for summer orientation sessions for fall new students and families becomes available in April. Winter orientation registration becomes available in November. Specific details will be included in orientation confirmation e-mails. For more information, please visit the New Student and Family Programs website, or reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-993-2475.
6‒ APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID.
If you haven’t already, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible at fafsa.gov. The FAFSA should be submitted to Mason by our priority deadline of January 15th. Mason’s Federal Title IV school code is 003749.
7‒ ATTEND AN ADMISSIONS EVENT.
The admissions team has tons of events planned to help you prepare for your transition to college. This is your chance to meet faculty and students, learn about housing and residential life, and preview the academic, career, and financial resources available on campus.
You can find all available events through your portal and on our events page.
8‒ CELEBRATE BECOMING A PATRIOT.
We invite you to share your big news with #ChooseMason in all of your posts.
9‒ SUBMIT IMMUNIZATION RECORDS.
Virginia law requires all admitted university students to submit immunization documentation. If you do not submit your complete immunization records by the posted deadline, a hold will be placed on your account and a late fee assessed.
10‒ SUBMIT YOUR FINAL TRANSCRIPT.
Please have your school counselor submit your final transcript to the Office of Admissions. Failure to submit final transcripts by the end of your first term will result in a hold being placed on your account that will prevent you from registering for future classes.