Out-of-State Students' Guide to George Mason University

Recorded Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 01:00 AM

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George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

A growing number of students are attending college out-of-state. Join current George Mason University students from your region and find out how students like you have adapted to life at Virginia's largest research institution and gone on to forge successful careers at Mason.

Designed specifically for out-of-state students and their families, the Fall Virtual Series is your opportunity to learn more about the college application and admission process, hear from current out-of-state students and regional admissions counselors, and explore all that Mason has to offer.

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George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into CommonApp.org in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

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