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Helpful Hints for Completing George Mason University's Online Admissions Application

  • Save time and submit your application online. Submit your completed application before sending any supporting documentation (e.g., transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation). This will ensure that supporting documentation is properly attached to your application.
  • It should take you about 15 - 30 minutes to complete the online application. Remember: you can always save your online application and come back to it, as long as you have not submitted it.
  • Be careful when entering in information for your high school and previous college (if applicable). Make sure the information you enter is correct. Once you leave that screen you can not change/delete the school information.
  • Also, once you submit your completed application, you can check the status online. Click here for more information about checking the status of your application.
  • Remember that once you submit your completed application, by clicking on the "Application Complete" button and making a payment, you cannot go back and change anything on the application. Make sure you proofread each section and have a parent, or someone else you trust, proofread your application also. They will be able to catch things that you won't see.
  • If you are applying for in state tuition, you will need to fill out the Virginia In-State Tuition Application, which is part of the online admission application. You will need to provide two years of address history as well as information about your parent, legal guardian, or spouse if applicable.
  • Before you start your online application, you will need to create a Web Application User ID and PIN (personal identification number). The Web Application User ID must be between 6 and 9 characters long. You may use both letters and numbers, a dash (-) or an underscore (_). An example Web Application User ID would be: test_user1. The Web Application User ID is CASE SENSITIVE!Your PIN must be exactly 6 digits long - no letters or symbols may be used. Please make your Web Application User ID and PIN something that you will remember.
  • In order to apply online, you will be required to pay the application fee with a Visa or MasterCard ONLY.
  • Read and follow the instructions at the top of each section and proofread all of your information.
  • Pay close attention to the application deadline dates. It is your responsibility to make sure that your completed application and all supporting documentation has been submitted by the appropriate application deadline. Review the undergraduate application deadlines or the graduate application deadlines which vary by program.
  • Due to changes that some internet service providers have recently enacted to curtail unwanted e-mail, we are asking you to add our e-mail address,, to your e-mail address list. This will help to ensure proper delivery of future e-mails from George Mason University. It is important that you provide a stable e-mail address, which you plan to use for the duration of the application and decision process.
  • A few days after your completed application has been submitted, you will receive an e-mail containing your Mason G number (G#). This is a system generated number that is provided to all applicants. When you submit your supporting documentation, please include your G# along with your full name, web application login ID and date of birth. This information will allow us to attach your supporting documentation to your completed application in a timely manner.
  • If we have any questions regarding your online application, the easiest way to contact you is by e-mail. Please make sure that you provide us with an e-mail address that you check often.

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