COVID-19: School of Business Graduate Admission Updates
George Mason University is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation following guidelines from the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health, and sending regular updates via email. Stay up-to-date on the University’s response to the COVID-19 here.
As George Mason University prepares to bring students back to campus this fall, we want to make sure everyone in our community has access to the most current information. The University has announced the Safe Return to Campus Plan website, which will be updated frequently as new information becomes available.
Your School of Business Graduate Programs team is still here to answer your questions. Contact us here.
- 1. Fall 2020 F-1 Guidance from the Office of International Programs and Services
We know that most of you are aware of the broadcast message sent by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) related to online enrollment for F-1 students this fall. The ICE message has created much confusion and anxiety among international students at campuses across the US, including here at Mason.
Our Office of International Programs and Services has been working to review the broadcast message carefully so that they understand and can explain how it relates to our F-1 students.
For the most up-to-date information, please go to https://oips.gmu.edu/coronavirus/
- 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. Online appointment availability extended through December 31, 2020.
Use of Physical Whiteboards Available Starting June 11, 2020 - Starting June 11, 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.
The School of Business will consider all Fall 2020 applicants for a GMAT/GRE waiver (even if you didn't apply for one). Stay up-to-date on GMAC's response to the coronavirus.
- 3. 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.
As of April 2, 2020, both tests are available everywhere that the computer-delivered tests are offered, with the exception of Mainland China and Iran.
TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition: At home administrations are currently available around the clock 4 days a week, through September 30, 2020.
GRE® General Test at Home: At home administrations are currently available around the clock, seven days a week through September 30, 2020.
Please click the following links to learn more about the TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition and the GRE® Test at Home.
- 4. Executive Assessment Is Now Online
GMAC is excited to announce registration for the Executive Assessment Online is now open. Online appointment availability extended through December 31, 2020.
Use of Physical Whiteboards Available Starting June 11, 2020 - Starting June 11, 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.
- 5. Application Fees Will Be Waived For All Fall 2020 Applicants
Effective 4/1/2020 - Application fees will be waived for all Fall 2020 applicants. Please note: We are unable to offer refunds to applicants who previously paid their application fee to apply prior to this decision.
- 6. George Mason University Document Processing
Due to Virginia’s stay at home orders, our internal processing time for admissions documents might be delayed so we encourage applicants to submit all documents electronically.
- 7. Fall 2020 English Proficiency Requirements
Effective April 15, 2020 - George Mason University will accept Duolingo English Test as an acceptable form of English proficiency for Fall 2020 applicants. The minimum Duolingo test score required for the School of Business is 125. Click here for more information.
- 8. Mason Student Services Center Now Available for Remote Services
- 9. 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.