Mason is eager to welcome members of the military and their families into our student body. The Office of Military Services (OMS) will help you through all stages of the admissions process.

portrait of Terrence Moran

My time at George Mason University was amazing. I felt challenged by the coursework and supported throughout my time there, especially by the Office of Military Services, where I was a work study student. David Lattanzi, an assistant professor in the Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering Department, opened my eyes to the world of research, and I was able to publish a paper and speak at the International Bridge Conference. Since leaving Mason, I have accepted a graduate fellowship at the Cornell School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, where I am currently starting the second year of my PhD studies in structural engineering.

Mason Alumnus and Marine Veteran Terrence Moran

If You Have a Question, We Have the Answer

We know you have a lot things to ask us. Don't worry; many OMS staff members have a military background, along with an in-depth knowledge of what you're facing. We've heard a lot of questions through the years, and we've tried to address many of them here.

If you can't find the answer to your particular question on this site, send OMS an email or give us a call at 703-993-1316.  We're here to help.

  • Freshman or transfer? You're considered a freshman if you're still a high school student or if you haven't enrolled in any college courses after graduating. If you're enrolled in an International Baccalaureate program or have earned Advanced Placement credit as a high school student, you're still considered a freshman. You're considered a transfer student if you've enrolled in any course for college credit—even one—after graduating from high school. Find out more from the Office of Admissions at 703-993-2400.
  • ACT and SAT requirements: Freshman students must submit an ACT or SAT test score and a final high school transcript (or GED test score). If you've been out of school for more than five years, Mason waives the ACT or SAT requirement.
  • Applying for admission: Apply online, or request a paper application and submit it to the Office of Admissions in person or by mail. The mailing address is:

George Mason University
Office of Admissions
4400 University Drive, MSN 3A4
Fairfax VA 22030

If you're on campus, the office is in the Johnson Center, Room 213. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Credit Where It's Due

Some of the work you've done in other areas or tests you've taken can count toward your degree.

If you have general admissions questions, contact the Office of Admissions at 703-993-2000.

Students chat at a poster presentation at Mason's Engineering School

Members of the Veteran Engineering and Technology Students organization greet students, faculty, and staff of the Volgenau School of Engineering during Welcome Week at the Fairfax Campus.