Non-Degree: How to Apply for Admission
The Office of Admissions requires all non-degree applicants Apply Online. You may access our admission application at your convenience, 24 hours a day. The application fee is $60 for our undergraduate-level online applications and $65 for graduate-level online applications. All application fees are non-refundable.
Admission to take courses as either an undergraduate or a graduate non-degree student is academically competitive, and admission is not guaranteed. Please also be aware of all posted deadlines to ensure your application is considered in time to receive your decision.
Please ensure you submit your application before sending in any supporting documentation so we may properly match your documents with your application record. Please also note that, when possible, you should attach your student G-number on each document you submit. That number is assigned via email 24-48 hours after the submission of your application.
What To Do Next
- Contact each college or university attended and request that an official transcript be forwarded to the Office of Admissions.
- Applicants with international coursework must also provide an official international credit evaluation. The evaluation should reflect a course-by-course analysis of your previous university work. We will accept any official evaluation performed by a NACES-approved company. All students who attended a university outside of the United States must also demonstrate English language proficiency by presenting a minimum TOEFL score of 88, with a minimum score of 20 in each of the four subsections. An official TOEFL transcript should be sent to the Office of Admissions. Applicants who have earned a bachelors, masters, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States, Canada (excluding province of Quebec), United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand are considered to have met Mason’s standards for English proficiency.
- Please note that George Mason University does not issue I-20s for non-degree study. Students seeking an F-1 student visa should apply to a degree program.
- If you are a high school student, request that your high school send an official copy of your transcript, including courses taken, grades earned, and an explanation of the grading system.
After Your Application Has Been Submitted
- You may check the status of your application documents by visiting your Application Status page.
- Once your application is complete, the admission committee will make a determination and send notification via postal mail within 1-2 weeks.