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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 33.4k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 33.4k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    any time

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    Program highlights include:

    • Guaranteed progression to a Mason undergraduate program (upon successful completion of a Pathway program)
    • A curriculum of Mason credit-earning courses
    • Full integration with domestic and international students on the Mason campus
    • Access to all Mason cultural events, athletic events, and activities
    • Classrooms and accommodations in the heart of campus
    • Highest level of support for student success
    • Individual supplemental tutoring for any subject
    • Highly trained and experienced university instructors
    • Academic advising throughout the program
    Upon successful completion of an INTO Mason Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, students may enter their second semester of graduate study at George Mason University. This transition from an INTO Mason Pathway program to a university degree program is called 'progression'.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline any time Tuition fee
    • USD 33390 Year (National)
    • USD 33390 Year (International)
    Start date January,August 2015 Credits 120 credit hours
    • 120 credit hour program
    • 29 credit hours apply from Pathway
    • 91 credit hours remaining toward degree
    Duration full-time 12 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    Semester 1

    • Enhanced English Composition I (INTO)
    • Quantitative Reasoning (INTO) OR Introductory Statistics I
    • American Cultures (INTO)
    • Language Support for American Cultures (INTO)
    • Transition INTO College I (INTO)
    • Introduction to Computing
    Semester 2
    • Enhanced English Composition II (INTO)
    • Public Speaking (INTO)
    • Language Support for Public Speaking (INTO)
    • World History
    • Language Support for World History (INTO)
    • Transition INTO College II (INTO)
    • Introduction to Psychology OR Conflict in Our World OR Introduction to Health Behavior*
    • Linguistics Campstone (INTO)


    The Undergraduate Pathway program is for students who:

    • Desire to study for an undergraduate degree in the United States
    • Need to improve English language skills
    • Have lower GPAs than required of direct-entry students
    • Desire additional academic, language, and cultural support in order to succeed during the first year at a U.S. university
    • Any or all of the above

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 60

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    • 2.5 minimum high school GPA equivalent based on applicants country/institutional scale
    • High school diploma

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than George Mason University.

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