Newly Admitted Students

Undergraduate Students

Admitted freshmen and transfer students must first accept the offer of admission through the university Office of Admission.

All admitted undergraduate students who have confirmed their offers of admission will be invited to attend an Orientation program prior to registering for classes.

Graduate Students

Taking the First Step

After accepting an offer of admission, newly admitted students should contact the Graduate Program Coordinator to discuss course registration and a plan of study. The Office of the Registrar has information about enrollment procedures, registration and drop and add deadlines, and course offerings by semester.

A one-time, nonrefundable $60 New Graduate Student Fee is assessed to all newly admitted graduate students at the time of registration.

Accessing University Services

In order to access university services and resources, students must first enroll in coursework through Patriot Web. Once they have enrolled, they will be able to obtain a Mason Photo ID and parking permit.

Getting Oriented

The College of Health and Human Services hosts a Graduate Student Orientation for all newly admitted students in the fall and spring.  Information about the event is sent out to students via email approximately one month prior to the date of the event. The Graduate Student Orientation page has information on the college orientation as well as orientations held by individual graduate programs.

Communicating and Staying Connected

Students should update their address and other contact information in Patriot Web to insure they receive all relevant communications from the college and university.

Immediately after registration, all newly admitted students should activate their George Mason email account. All email correspondence from the college and university will be sent to the student's official George Mason University email account, and it is the student's responsibility to check it regularly. 

Students should also consider signing up for MasonAlert, a service provided by the university to keep students informed of emergency information for all George Mason University campuses and the surrounding area.

Resources for Newly Admitted Students

College Resources 

University Resources 

Resources for International Students