The Admissions Committee considers each transfer application individually, reviewing all grades received in courses attempted as well as the rigor of the applicant’s academic program. Transfer applicants may pursue one of two pathways to transition to Mason: Regular transfer admission or GAA admission. Competitive applicants present:

  • 30 or more transferable semester hours. 
  • Freshman English Composition and a Mason Core equivalent math. The English course must be equivalent to ENGH 101 and the Math course must be equivalent to one of the following: MATH 106, 108, 110, 111, 113. 125 or STAT 250. 
  • 2.85 or higher cumulative grade point average for GAA admission.
  • An essay. Although optional, applicants are encouraged to use the essay to provide information about their background that can’t be gleaned from a resume.
  • Resume for any applicant with gaps in enrollment other than a summer term. Although optional, the Admissions Committee will expect you to document your post-secondary school educational and professional experiences.
  • Non-native speakers of English must meet the University English Language Proficiency requirement.

All transfer applicants to the BS in Computer Science or Applied Computer Science must have completed the equivalent of one of the following CS courses and one of the MATH courses with a grade of A or B in each CS and MATH course.

  • CS 112 (4) Intro to Computer Programming
  • CS 211 (3) Object-Oriented Programming
  • MATH 113 (4) Calculus I
  • MATH 114 (4) Calculus II
  • MATH 125 (3) Discrete Mathematics

Transfer applicants who have fewer than 30 hours of earned university-level credit must meet both freshman and transfer admission requirements. These applicants must also submit:

  • Secondary school transcript
  • ACT or SAT scores

Students who graduated from high school more than five years prior to enrollment at Mason are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores.

The university accepts qualified students who wish to transfer from other colleges. A transfer applicant who has completed at least 30 semester hours of transferable credit must submit two copies of official transcripts from each collegiate institution attended. Transfer applicants with fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable credit must also submit a copy of their secondary school record, as well as SAT or ACT scores. Students transferring from vocational programs or non-accredited institutions are normally expected to meet the University's requirements governing admission of freshmen.

See GMU's Transfer Admissions page for more information.