Drop-In Q&A Session with George Mason University Admissions Counselors

Recorded Friday, November 20 at 01:00 AM

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School information

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University invites all out-of-state students to join the GMU Regional Admissions Counselors for a live Q&A session. This event will focus on what steps to take after submitting your application to Mason and will provide you with resources to navigate the rest of the admissions process.

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.

School information

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.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Elias and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
3:41@ashleyb03:Are merit scholarships still available for RA students?
5:05@anonymous:after we submit our application what are the next steps we should take? Also is there any way we can check the status of our application?
6:49@anonymous:Do you have any advice for maximizing financial aid?
7:07@anonymous:I looked at your site and saw a new Nutrition Program, is that going to be offered next year in the fall?
8:11@anonymous:How has GM responded to the pandemic?
10:53@anonymous:Besides merit scholarships or need based scholarships, are there work study options available and what are the criteria for those?
13:08@anonymous:I have been artistically accepted. If I am accepted academically, did you say any merit based scholarship will be included in that decision or shortly after?
14:43@ashleyb03:You said that out of state applicants can receive merit scholarships if they apply through regular decision. What about in state applicants?
14:48@anonymous:is it possible to double major ?
15:40@anonymous:how do we submit things such as ACT/SAT scores?
17:03@anonymous:Do most out of state students live on campus for 1,2,3 or all 4 years? If you choose to live off campus, do you offer any assistance for finding off-campus housing?
17:31@anonymous:what can you tell us about housing on campus for freshman?
19:31@anonymous:What type of opportunities come with University Scholars? Is there a baseline GPA we should have to be recommended/considered for that scholarship (or any other scholarship)?
21:19@anonymous:Is participating in more than one certificate program possible if it's under the same major?
21:25@anonymous:How would you go about double majoring, do you have to establish that in your sophomore year?
23:15@anonymous:How travelable is the campus?
25:01@anonymous:What kind of clubs and extracurriculars are offered? Are there intermural sports offered and what are they like?
25:11@anonymous:Can you tell us a little bit about studend involvement - what are some of the most popular clubs and events on campus?
27:14@anonymous:could you transfer into a program at mason later in your 4 years that before required an additional application (visual arts etc) would that be possible?
28:36@anonymous:I'm dual enrolling right now in a local college, do you accept those credits?
28:39@anonymous:do sororities have their own housing?
30:30@anonymous:Would you say GMU has a relatively diverse student population?
31:10@anonymous:Is there African American Greek Sororities/Fraternities?
33:06@anonymous:Do you see in person tours resuming anytime soon?
35:17@anonymous:Are current or former Forensic Science students or alumni available to ask questions regarding the program? Should these questions be sent directly to the assigned admin counselor?
36:31@anonymous:What is a normal freshman's schedule like?
38:24@anonymous:do we have access to tech/research supplied included in tuition?
40:51@anonymous:What internship opportunities are there for Forensic Science students?
45:05@anonymous:What are the meal plans like?
45:41@anonymous:How do we know if we are missing any documents for our application? (recommendations, scores, transcripts, etc)
46:41@anonymous:What is some advice you offer for our last semester as seniors to help prep for our first semester at George Mason?


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