Applying to the Honors College
The Honors College at George Mason University is a small college within a large research university. Begin your college experience by attending intimate seminar classes with a small cohort of students. Enjoy access to such resources as faculty mentors, Honors academic advising, and extracurricular programming.
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Applicants must submit a supplemental essay. The essay topic can be found in our application, or in Mason's supplement to the Common Application and should be 750 words or less.
The Honors College suggests, but does not require, that students provide:
- At least one letter of recommendation from an academic teacher from a core subject (Math, English, Science, History, etc).
- A résumé or list of activities.
Honors College applications are reviewed holistically. We take into consideration the following: rigor of your high school coursework, your GPA, class rank, test scores (if submitted), your response to the required supplemental essay, your demonstration of commitment to community service and leadership, and any other information provided in your application.
Applications submitted after the November 1 priority deadline are considered on a space-available basis.
How will I be notified?
Students who apply to the Honors College by the November 1 deadline will be notified along with notification of admission into the university. Students who apply late will be sent decisions on a rolling basis through April 1.