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George Mason University - 2016

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Application Deadlines for our school are based on the desire of the applicant for school or academic departmental funding. For Fall 2017 the funding deadline is December 15th, 2016 and the non-funding deadline is March 15th, 2017. We have a space available deadline until June 15th, 2017 for applicants requiring an F1/J1 Visa to study in the US and July 19th, 2017 for those that do not need a Visa. The nonrefundable application fee for on-line applications is $75. All items for the application must be uploaded, including letters of recommendation, before the applicant submits the application. The only items to be mailed to the Office of Graduate Admissions are official transcripts. GRE requirements vary by program.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Students must meet all requirements and regulations of the university and their school or department. Students must present with their application for admission international transcripts in the original language and translated into English. Diplomas and degree certificates are also required. Graduate applicants' documents should show the award of either a bachelor degree or equivalent, and a graduate degree. George Mason University has specific guidelines regarding the submission of international transcripts and evaluations. The policy can be reviewed at Students who have not earned a degree in the U.S. must complete the TOEFL and have attained a score of 570 or higher on the paper exam, 230 on the compute-based test, or a minimum of 88 total on the Internet-based TOEFL with 20 points in each section. The certificate for financial responsibility is required for students seeking F-1/J-1 Visas, along with original bank statements showing that funding is available for the entire course of study, and photocopy of a passport. Int'l students must meet and conform to all U.S. INS regulations. Int'l students outside the U.S. must obtain the appropriate F1 or J1 visa at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. Students in F1 or J1 visa status must pursue a full course of study. All students in F1 or J1 visa status will be automatically billed for the mandatory health insurance plan for int'l students.

Residency Requirements

A master's candidate must have completed at least 18 graduate credits at the university after having been admitted to degree status.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

A master's student may transfer up to twelve semester hours of graduate credit earned in non-degree status, at other regionally accredited institutions (U.S. and Canada), or earned at another institution recommended for graduate credit in the American Council of Education Guidebook before the student enrolled in the George Mason program, if applicable to the GMU degree program and earned within the six years prior to admission, with a minimum B grade.