Transfer Student Advising

Welcome, Transfer Students! George Mason is dedicated to providing information and support to prospective and admitted transfer students to enhance the opportunities to develop strong academic preparation, ensure a smooth and seamless transition to Mason, and to provide the resources necessary for successful progress toward graduation. If you are newly admitted, make sure to complete your next steps.

If you are a prospective transfer student and have questions about admission requirements, transfer credit resources, Guaranteed Admissions Agreement (GAA), or were denied acceptance, contact the Office of Transfer Services.

If you are a NOVA student in the ADVANCE program, see the ADVANCE program website for more information. If you are not in the ADVANCE program but are interested in applying, see the ADVANCE admissions website for more information.

If you are a prospective or current transfer student who has academic planning questions, which include choosing a major or course selection, contact the appropriate department for your major of interest or declared major. If you do not have a particular major in mind, you can contact Exploratory Academic Advising.

Transfer Student Resources

VCCS Transfer Guide
Mason Core-VCCS Equivalency
Evaluation of Transfer Credit
Transfer Orientation
Online Adult Student Information Service (OASIS)

Tau Sigma Honor Society

The Tau Sigma Honor Society is a nationally recognized honor society for exceptional transfer students. To read more about eligibility requirements and events, see their website.

Adult Degree Completion Programs

Mason offers two distinctly different degree completion programs designed specifically for adult transfer students:

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS)

Each of these programs are structured to meet the demands of part-time working adults who have completed some college-level coursework and wish to finish their bachelor’s degree. Courses are offered on campus and online.

Graduates of the BAS and BIS programs tell us they chose their program of study because it allowed them the flexibility to:

  • Advance professionally
  • Prepare for graduate study
  • Plan for a career change

Qualified students are offered direct admission to BAS or BIS only. Major changes are not permitted. For more information about eligibility requirements, see the Admissions’ transfer page under Selective Admission Majors.