Information for Newly Admitted Students
Admitted freshmen and transfer students must first accept the offer of admission through the university Office of Admission. Students admitted for the BSN Nursing program also must submit a written confirmation of enrollment by the confirmation deadline to BSNapps@gmu.edu to insure a space in the program.
All admitted undergraduate students who have confirmed their offers of admission will be invited to attend an Orientation program prior to registering for classes.
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 $60 nonrefundable 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 PatriotWeb. Once they have enrolled, they will be able to obtain a Mason Photo ID and parking permit.
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 with the letter of admission; a formal invitation is also sent to admitted students a 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 PatriotWeb to insure they receive all relevant communications from the college and university.
Immediately after registration, all newly admitted students should activate their George Mason e-mail account. All e-mail correspondence from the college and university will be sent to the student's official George Mason University e-mail 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
Resources for International Students