Admissions F.A.Q.

How do I fill out an application for George Mason University | Korea?

Click on the “APPLY NOW” link and then choose “Apply for Mason Korea Campus.” In the next screen you will create a User Name and Password and log into the undergraduate application form. In the “Application Plan/Degree Objective” section of the application form, you will apply as a “freshman,” select your level of education, and then chose “Fall 2015 Korea Campus” as the term that you are applying for.

Is the SAT or ACT exam required for admission to George Mason University | Korea?

No. All international students, including those applying to George Mason University | Korea, with a competitive high school curriculum and grade point average (as determined by the George Mason University Admissions Office) can be considered for admission without SAT or ACT scores.

Click here for SAT Registration Information – U.S.

Click here for ACT Registration Information – U.S.

Do I have to take the TOEFL?

If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate English language proficiency. To do so an applicant may present a satisfactory TOEFL, IELTS, SAT critical reading score or ACT reading score.

Click here for TOEFL Testing Locations & Dates (Korea).

Click here for IELTS Testing Locations & Dates.

What is an “Official” transcript?

Official transcripts come directly from your secondary school or home institution in an official sealed envelope with a stamp or signature from the appropriate administrative offices. Photocopies, scans, and faxed documents are NOT official.

Why do I have to provide financial documentation if I am not a U.S. citizen?

Completion of your degree program at Mason Korea requires that you spend your third year of studies at the George Mason University campus in Fairfax, Virginia, in the United States. All non-U.S. citizens must apply for a student visa in order to enter the United States for this year of study. Financial verification is required in order to ensure that you have sufficient funding to receive your student visa and complete your bachelor’s degree by spending the third year in the United States.

Where do I send my application documents?

All supplemental documents should be sent to the Office of Admissions at George Mason University’s campus in Fairfax, Virginia. The address is:

George Mason University
Office of Admissions, MSN 3A4
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Tel. +1 703 – 993 – 2400
Fax. +1 703 – 993 – 4622

What is a G number?

It is an 8 digit number which starts with G (G12345678). Once you have completed your application and paid the application fee, you will receive your individual G number via email from Fairfax Admissions Office in 48 hours. This G number will become your student number once you become a George Mason Student. If you do not receive this G number in 48 hours, there may be an error in your application, so please contact the Admissions and Enrollment Office at MK.

Do I need a Visa to attend Mason Korea? If so, what do I have to do?

For more details please click here.

I am a high school students who would like to receive transfer credit from an AP, IB or A level exam:

1. Click here to check the transfer credit by exam policies. It outlines the courses that eligible and the necessary grades.

2. We MUST have the official AP exam results from College Board, the official IB exam certificate, or A level exam certificate from Edexel, Cambridge, AQA, etc. We do not award credit from scores listed on high school transcripts.

I am a transfer students. Is it possible to find out what credits can be transferred?

Officially, the student will be able to find out through Patriot Web what credits are transferred after they enroll. And while each student’s case is different, the below links are resources that may help you get a general insight on the process of transferred credits beforehand.
click here

Meanwhile please refer to our transfer credit guidelines:
1. Only coursework with grades of C or higher are eligible for transfer credit review.
2. Only mathematics courses that are Calculus-level or higher are accepted. There is no credit for Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Pre-Calculus, College Mathematics, etc.
3. We do not offer transfer credit for ESL coursework or English classes taught specifically for international students.
4. English composition classes taught outside the US or UK or at an international institution that does not hold a US regional accreditation are not eligible for transfer credit.
5. Elective credit may be offered for Business related courses but generally the School of Business does not offer course credit for classes taken at non-AACSB accredited schools.
6. We must have the official transcript sent to us directly from the institution in order for us to award transfer credit. Credit will not be awarded from unofficial transcripts.
7. Students must apply as transfer students at the time of admission if they have any previous university credit. If they do not, we consider this a violation of the academic honor code (they are being dishonest about their academic history).

For students who attended universities outside of the US or that follow a non-US based curriculum;
– We will request a course-by-course evaluation from an outside credential evaluation agency like World Education Services ( or AACRAO ( Those are two recommended services but the student can use any NACES ( recognized credential evaluation agency. The evaluation helps determine the US credit value of each course and allows us to award the appropriate amount of Mason credit for the coursework they completed.

Am I eligible for U.S. Financial Aid?

For more details please click here.

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