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Transfer Credit Criteria

All transfer students are responsible for providing final transcripts to the Office of Admissions before enrollment. Your transfer credit evaluation and degree audit should be reviewed with your academic advisor before the end of your first semester at Mason. Transfer credit evaluations are considered final at the end of your first academic year of enrollment.

The following criteria will assist you in understanding your transfer credit evaluation:

  • George Mason University will accept a maximum of 90 total transfer credits. No more than 75 credits may be transferred from a community college. The Office of Admissions is responsible for the evaluation and award of all undergraduate transfer credit.
  • Each college-level course must be graded with a "C" or better to be considered for transfer. Developmental coursework, college algebra, and career and technical courses do not transfer.
  • Regardless of course content, courses completed as lower-level (freshman or sophomore) will transfer to Mason as lower-level. Courses completed as upper-level (junior or senior) will transfer to Mason as upper-level. All Mason students must complete 45 hours of upper-level coursework to fulfill bachelor's degree requirments.
  • Transfer credit is not awarded for English (ENGH) composition coursework from non-regionally accredited U.S. institutions.
  • Transfer credit is not awarded for computer science, engineering or information technology courses completed more than ten years prior to Mason enrollment.
  • Virginia Community College System (VCCS) courses completed within an Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts and Science or Associate of Science degree program are transferrable toward Mason B.A., B.S., and B.F.A. degrees.
  • Associate of Applied Science coursework does not transfer to Mason to apply to B.A., B.S. or B.F.A. degrees.
  • Credit from institutions which operate on a quarter system calendar are transferred by multiplying the quarter credit hours by two thirds

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