*If the BSN Application deadline falls on a weekend, holiday, or if Mason is closed due to unforeseen circumstances, the deadline will be 5 pm (EST) the next business day.
Receive a G#
When you apply to George Mason University through the general admissions website, Mason will assign you a Mason ID number or G number (G#). Be certain to apply to the university at least three weeks prior to submitting your BSN departmental application, as your G# will be required in order for you to submit your BSN departmental application.
Online Application (Part A)
All applicants must complete the online BSN departmental application (Part A) by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the deadline date listed in the Application Deadlines section above. In order to complete this step you will need copies of your
Unofficial transcripts from each institution attended
CLEP/AP/IB score reports
HESI score report
Valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express)
The online BSN department application must be completed in one sitting. Periods of prolonged inactivity will result in loss of application data and applicants must start the online application over from the beginning.
For your convenience, you may view a sample application (pdf) to help organize your application materials. The sample BSN application may not be submitted in lieu of the online application.
SlideRoom Submissions, Traditional and Accelerated Second Degree BSN Applicants Only (Part B)
Applicants to the Traditional and Accelerated Second Degree BSN programs must submit their essay, resume, and three-minute video via SlideRoom. The topics for your presentation and essay become available approximately one month prior to the application deadline. You may submit your essay, resume, and three-minute video presentation via SlideRoom only after submitting your online BSN departmental application (Part A). There is a $6 fee payable to SlideRoom at the time of submission. Visit the BSN SlideRoom Submissions page for more information.
RN to BSN applicants do not complete this portion of the application process. Instead, RN to BSN applicants submit their resume and other supporting documents in their BSN departmental application Supporting Documents Package (Part C).
Supporting Documents (Part C)
Visit your program for the list of required supporting documents for Part C of the BSN Departmental application.
All items on the Supporting Documents Checklist (pdf) are required, unless "if applicable" is indicated. The CHHS Office of Student Affairs is unable to waive requirements. All documents in Part C must be submitted at the same time and in the same packet.
The CHHS Office of Student Affairs is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. to receive hand-delivered BSN departmental application supporting documents packages (Part C). Supporting documents packages will not be accepted after 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the deadline date*. Do not leave your supporting documents package (Part C) outside the office or slip it under the door if you arrive after 5 p.m. on the deadline day*. Your application will be considered late and we cannot guarantee its safety.
If you choose to submit your Supporting Documents Package via mail, please ensure that the package is postmarked by the deadline*.
*If the deadline falls on a weekend, government holiday, or Mason is closed due to unforeseen circumstances, the online BSN Application (Part A), SlideRoom Submission (Part B), and Supporting Documents Package (Part C) are due by 5:00 p.m. the next business day. As the BSN Application is a self-managed process, plan ahead to make sure you turn in your packet by the deadline.
Confirmation of Application Receipt
All applicants who submit their Supporting Documents Package (Part C of the BSN Application) will receive an email confirming receipt of the Supporting Documents Package. Please allow seven days for a response. If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of your Supporting Documents Package within 14 days, please email BSNapps@gmu.edu.
It is your responsibility to be certain your application is complete.
Check that all required coursework is complete by the specific deadline.
Use your BSN Supporting Documents Checklist, printed upon successful completion of the online BSN departmental application (Part A) to check if your supporting documents package (Part C) includes all required documentation.
Your application will be reviewed based on those items submitted. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. We will not follow-up or request missing items from applicants.
Documents submitted after the deadline, except as noted above for weekends, holidays, and Mason closures, will not be accepted or reviewed.
No extensions to the deadline will be granted.
Application Status Updates
Typically, all BSN decision letters for the fall semester are sent via email by the end of April. Decision letters for spring entry into the RN to BSN and Co-enrollment BSN program are emailed in December.
Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, we are unable to provide status updates to applicants. We appreciate your patience throughout the decision process.