Current Mason Student

Ms. Tahmina Rahman can answer questions about how current Mason students can apply to join the Honors College

Join the Honors College

Becoming an Honors student will admit you to unique seminar courses, Honors classes based within your field of study, and an environment that will challenge and stretch your abilities. You'll also tackle multidisciplinary problems to fulfill core requirements.

Suzy Hewitt

Honors College students pursue degrees in all majors

Applying to the Honors College if You Currently Attend Mason
  • Students who have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and have completed at least 24 credits at Mason are eligible to join the Honors College.   
  • You may apply during your second semester at Mason. You may be offered conditional acceptance to join the Honors College in your third semester; your grades will be reviewed again after your second semester is completed. 
  • We will consider any information you submit in your application, along with your Mason record. 
  • Applications must include at least one recommendation from a Mason faculty member or advisor. 
  • In some cases, we might ask for an in-person interview.
Apply now to join the Honors College in Fall 2023
  • Complete our application before March 10th. You will need to login using your Mason NetID and password to complete this application.
  • Request at least one Mason professor or advisor to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Recommendations should be submitted via this form.
  • Fill out this interest form if you want to learn more about the HC!

Honors College Information Session

Interested students can learn more about joining the Honors College in their second or third year by attending one of the upcoming information sessions listed below. Please RSVP at

Wednesday, February 15,

  • 5:00 to 6:00 pm
  • In Merten Hall 1201

Friday, February 17

  • 11:00 am to Noon
  • Virtual session, Zoom link provided upon registration through Mason360

Friday, February 24

  • 3:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Virtual session, Zoom link provided upon registration through Mason360