Newly Admitted Graduate Students

 Step 1: Submit enrollment decision in application portal

Log in to your application portal to view the decision.  Accept, decline or request to move your application by clicking on the link provided in the offer letter. Complete and submit the enrollment form. Within 24-48 hours of submitting enrollment form, you will receive an official notification with instructions on registering for your courses.


Step 2: Items to complete before class registration

  • Submit official, final transcripts
    • Must be submitted within your first enrolled semester or you will not be able to register for additional courses
    • Official transcripts are required for all previously earned degrees
    • Transcripts can be sent electronically, or through postal mail
      • Email:
      • Postal Mail:
        George Mason University
        Office of Graduate Admissions
        MSN-4C8- Official Transcript Submission
        4400 University Drive
        Fairfax, VA 22030
    • Questions regarding transcripts should be directed to
  • Activating email account and exploring Patriot Web
    • After accepting your offer of admission and confirming your ability to enroll, you will gain access to Patriot Web within 1 or 2 business days
    • Activate MasonLive email account
  • Resolve any holds on student account
    • If you have previously attended or applied to Mason, you may have a hold on your account for submission of documents, parking, library fines, etc. Holds can be found in Patriot Web.
  • Finalize I-20 - Only applicable to International Students who require F1/J1 Visas
    • Visit the Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS) website for questions or concerns


 Step 3: Registering for classes

  • See the registrar’s website for registration dates
  • See registration guide 
  • Complete course registration in Patriot Web
    • Most programs within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) rely on you to complete your course registration
  • Review the degree requirements for your program to identify required courses


 Step 4: Items needed before classes begin

  • Submit Immunization Records
    • Virginia State Law and George Mason University policy requires all students to be immunized according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines
    • Records are due by the first day of classes. If records are not received by October 1 (for summer/fall semesters) or March 2 (for spring semester) a $50 late fee and hold will be placed on your Patriot Web account
    • Immunization Record Form can be found here: Sections 1 through 4 are required, section 5 must be completed by a healthcare professional and sections 6 through 8 must be completed by a healthcare professional for students born after 12/31/1956
    • Immunization records should include your G# on all pages and can be submitted online, in person, or via postal mail
      • Online: patient portal
      • Mail: 4400 University Drive, MS 2D3, Fairfax VA 22030
      • In person: Student Union Building I (SUB I), Rooms 2347 & 2348
    • For questions or concerns, contact Student Health Services at (703) 993-2135 or
  • Get parking pass
    • Student may also choose to use public transportation.
  • Get MasonID
  • Attend orientation


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