George Mason University
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George Mason University

Transfer Student

Applying to the Honors College

We're a small college within a large research university. Begin your Mason experience by attending selective seminar classes with a small cohort of students. You'll have access to  faculty mentors, Honors academic advising, and extracurricular programming.

Students transferring from another college or university may apply to the Honors College while applying to the university through the online application.

Mason Ambassadors painting the student club and organization cubes.

You'll be a welcome member of two communities from your first day on campus: the Honors College and Mason Nation.

Application Process
  • Complete the 750-word essay included in the application
  • Any information submitted in the application is open for consideration for admissions to the Honors College
  • Some students may be invited to an in-person interview
Requirements for Consideration:
  • Completion of 12-24 credit hours at an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • Application submitted by the May 1 deadline.

Students are only accepted into the Honors College for the fall semester.