How to Apply

Admissions 2019

A. Online Application

Click the link below to begin or complete your Online Application.

Application Tips – Freshman

Application Tips – Transfer

Admission Brochure


B. Application Deadlines

Our application deadlines are below. For scholarship consideration, students should apply by the priority deadline.

Spring 2020

  • Early Decision Deadline: August 31, 2019
  • Priority Deadline: November 29, 2019
  • Regular Deadline: January 17, 2020
  • Final Deadline: February 7, 2020
  1. Final Deadline for Spring 2020 has been extended. Applications must be completed and all documents must be sent by February 7th in order to meet the Spring 2020 deadline. (Documents with February 7th stamped from the post office will be considered as deadline met)
  2. TOEFL and/or IETLS taken February 1st, 2020 is the last possible test date for 2020 Spring applicants to take and submit for admissions. 
  3. In order to take the Versant test after the Final Deadline (February 7th), all applicants are required to have completed their applications and all documents must have been sent by February 7th, 2020.  
  4. All applications submitted after deadline will be not be considered. Such applicants are welcome to apply for Fall 2020.


C. Documents to Submit

  • Official English High School Transcript 
  • Official Standardized Test Scores (SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS)
    • NEW SAT Evidence Based Reading Score of 500 or higher
    • ACT English, Reading score of 20 or higher 
    • Institutional Code : TOEFL(5827), SAT(5827), ACT(4357)
  • Requirements for Non-Native English Speaking Applicants (Select One):
    • TOEFL iBT score of 80 or higher (minimum of 18 in each subsection)
    • IELTS 6.5 score of 6.5 or higher (minimum of 6.0 in each subsection)
    • NEW SAT Evidence Based Reading score of 500 or higher
    • ACT English, Reading score of 20 or higher
    • Institution Codes: TOEFL(5827), SAT(5827), ACT(4357)
  •  Optional
    • Secondary School Report 
    • Personal Statement
    • Recommendation Letters
    • Resume


※Requirement for Non-Korean Citizens :

  • Non-Korean citizens will be required to submit additional documents to apply for the Korean (D-2) Visa
  • Students with US citizenship or permanent status are eligible to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additionally, if you qualify for the US military benefits such as GI Bill then you may use these qualifying funding towards your GMU Korea education.


* International Student Visas

All undergraduate and graduate international applicants must be eligible to study with their visa at George Mason University Korea.

Visa Eligibility

If you are a non-Korean citizen wanting to study at George Mason University Korea, you must first obtain the D-2 visa. Please check with the Korea Immigration Service at this link: Full Immigration Guideline.

If you possess a visa other than D-2, you are required to visit the Immigration Office for confirmation of the eligibility of studying abroad with your current visa.

If you do not have the eligibility to study abroad, you must obtain an appropriate visa to study abroad or obtain an approval on your current visa for allowance of studying abroad.

Even if you carry a valid visa for study abroad, you must apply for an update before the semester begins to reflect the affiliated school information on your visa at the Korean Immigration Office.

If you have a C-3 visa (short-term permission for general purpose) instead of a D-2 visa, you must change your visa status within 30 days after arrival through the Korean Immigration Office.

++ Dual citizen students with South Korean nationality may be subject to additional legal requirements;

Male dual citizen students with South Korean nationality may be subject to South Korea’s military requirements. Male dual citizen students with South Korean nationality must resolve dual citizenship military requirements with their current country of residence’s Embassy of the Republic of Korea.

Immigration for International Students


Students will need to contact the South Korea embassy or consulate in their country to apply for a South Korea student visa (i.e., the D-2 visa). Below is a list of documents generally required for application. Documents may be added or exempted as needed at the discretion of the immigration officer in charge of individual review processes. Students are highly recommended to contact their local South Korea Embassy, Consulate, or Immigration Office for the most updated visa information and requirements.

  1. Application form with passport photo (color; 3.5cm x 4.5cm; taken within the past six months)
    *The application is also available at the embassy, consulate, and Immigration Office
  2. One copy of your passport (bio-data page)
  3. Signed certificate of admission (provided by George Mason University Korea)
  4. George Mason University Korea business registration certificate (provided by George Mason University Korea)
  5. Letter of admission (provided by George Mason University Korea)
  6. Official transcript
  7. Application fee (varies according to country; $45 USD in the United States, cash or money order to “Embassy of Korea”)
  8. Valid passport

Proof of funding is required before George Mason University Korea will send you items 3, 4, and 5. Please read OIPS – Proof of Funding for more information. If your parents are sponsoring you financially, additional proof of your relationship may be required (e.g., copy of birth certificate).

Additional Resources

Please contact the Office of Admissions at or at +82-32-626-5021 for further details on required documents and materials for the visa.