COVID-19: School of Business Graduate Admission Updates
Update 5/26/21: Mason announces new safety guidelines for the fall semester. Read here.
Mason has started the semester as scheduled, with a mix of in-person instruction and expanded online classes. Research also continues under this hybrid model. Stay up-to-date on the University’s response to the COVID-19 here.
Your School of Business Graduate Programs team is still here to answer your questions. Contact us here.
- 1. Important Update on Mason's Vaccination Policy
At Mason, we are taking steps to ensure a Safe Return to Campus this Fall. We can't wait for you to experience first-hand all that our campus has to offer! If you are planning to join us this Fall, please review the following information.
In order to keep our Mason community safe, we must all continue to work together. Mason's new policies for COVID-19 vaccination, masking, and physical distancing will ensure that we can all enjoy a safe, fun, and healthy school year.
Mason will require that all students be vaccinated against COVID-19 by August 1. This does not apply to students who take online courses only and do not come to any campus, or to individuals who have an approved medical or religious exemption. Depending on the type of vaccine you receive, you may have to receive your first dose no later than July 4 to meet the August 1 requirement.
If you are an international student with limited access to COVID vaccines, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an extension. Students with approved extensions must get vaccinated when they arrive in the United States.
For detailed instructions on how to submit your required immunizations and review FAQs, please visit https://shs.gmu.edu/immunizations/covidvaccinerequirement/. Contact the Immunization Office at 703-993-2135 or email@example.com if you have questions about this requirement.
Mason has lifted mask requirements for all fully vaccinated individuals on campus as of May 29 – except in medical facilities, public transit, child care facilities, and in accordance with the Governor's policy.
Unvaccinated individuals should continue to wear masks on campus, per the Governor's new executive order. Masks may be removed while eating, drinking, playing instruments, and for other exemptions allowed. See Mason's updated mask policy.
Mason will require physical distancing of three feet during the summer; in the fall, we anticipate being able to remove physical distancing requirements once vaccination rates exceed 80%.
- 2. GMAT™ Online Exam Now Available
The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is excited to announce that registration is open for the GMAT™ Online exam, an interim alternative to the test center GMAT™ exam.
To increase flexibility, appointment times are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Candidates can schedule an exam appointment up to 24 hours before an available testing window.
Use of Physical Whiteboards Available - Test takers have the option to use a physical whiteboard, an online whiteboard, or both in our online exams, giving them the option to choose what best fits their needs. For candidates who have tested before and choose to take advantage of the opportunity to take either online exam again, their additional attempt will result in a new score.
Stay up-to-date on GMAC's response to the coronavirus.
- 3. Executive Assessment Is Now Online
GMAC is excited to announce registration for the Executive Assessment Online is now open.
Use of Physical Whiteboards Available - Test takers have the option to use a physical whiteboard, an online whiteboard, or both in our online exams, giving them the option to choose what best fits their needs.
Learn more about the Executive Assessment Online testing by clicking here.
- 4. TOEFL® and GRE® Tests Now Available at Home
ETS is proud to introduce a solution for students who have been impacted by the coronavirus to take the TOEFL iBT® test and the GRE® General Test at home until test centers can reopen.
Both tests are available everywhere that the computer-delivered tests are offered, with the exception of Mainland China and Iran.
Please click the following links to learn more about the TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition and the GRE® Test at Home.
- 5. English Proficiency Requirements
George Mason University will accept Duolingo English Test as an acceptable form of English proficiency through Fall 2021. The minimum Duolingo test score required for the School of Business is 120. Click here for more information.
- 6. What is the impact to GI Bill recipients due to COVID-19?
The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued detailed guidance on how the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and other factors will be affected due to school closure or change of modality. Visit our Military Services site for more information.