Complete your degree from George Mason University after Germanna


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Streamline your journey toward a bachelor's degree from George Mason University

As an ADVANCE participant, you'll be a Mason and Germanna student from day one with access to specialized advising support, tuition assistance, and the full Mason student experience.

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Mason ADVANCE At-a-glance

ADVANCE provides the support you need to earn your bachelor's degree. The program offers:

  • Cost Savings: Completing your associate degree at Germanna before transferring to Mason will save you thousands. Eligible students may receive additional aid from Mason’s Virginia Promise Grant to further cover program costs.
  • Access to GMU Facilities: Embrace the campus cultures of both Germanna and Mason by receiving access to recreational facilities, sporting events, and on-campus experiences for both schools.
  • Streamlined Application Process: Easy, seamless transfer to Mason after Germanna. Transition to Mason’s bachelor’s degree program with a free, abbreviated application.

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Guaranteed Transfer Agreement Highlights

Outside of Mason ADVANCE, Germanna students may take advantage of our Guaranteed Transfer Agreement with Mason.

Admission Requirements

  • Apply online for Mason admission by the required GAA deadline: March 1 for fall admission or October 1 for spring admission. Submit the GAA Letter of Intent included in the transfer application.
  • Present a 2.85 or higher cumulative grade point average upon application to Mason and upon VCCS graduation. Must have 2.85 cumulative GPA at every institution attended for the last 5 years.
  • Apply for graduation from Germanna by the published college deadline. Fall admission applicants must graduate in May. Spring admission applicants must graduate in August or December. Summer graduates will not be considered for fall GAA admission.
  • Only students admitted under the GAA will have the Mason Core requirement waived.
  • Earn an Associate of Arts and Science Degree (AA&S).
  • Earn a minimum of 30 transferrable credit hours at Germanna. These courses must be applicable to the AA&S degree program. Courses transferred or credit awarded for exams do not count toward the fulfillment of the 30 hour requirement. These courses must be completed prior to application to Mason: ENG 111 and ENG 112 and at least one of the following: MTH 151, 152, 154, 170, 173, 240, 245, 261, 263, 270, 271, 272 or 273. Each course must be completed at the VCCS college with a grade of A, B, or C. (Refer to agreement for exceptions of coursework being completed at other regionally accredited U.S. colleges or universities.)
  • If you have AP or IB credit and would like for this work to be considered to meet this requirement, you must submit transcripts to the Office of Admissions no later than March 10 for fall admission or October 10 for spring admission. See agreement for required minimum scores.

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