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Tips mention: Interview (2), ACT/SAT (24), Grades (46), Sports/Extracurriculars (21), College Essay (11)
Go to NOVA for first 2 years and saveAug 29 2011Kinesiology
Go to NOVA for first 2 years and save your money, then transfer over as a junior for the last 2 years.
I am concerned that GMU is ripping off outJul 03 2011Education
I am concerned that GMU is ripping off out of state students by creating the allusion that the attaining in state doesn't have a catch all. If you start attending as an out of state student and you are not 100% that a mistake was made in your classification then you should move,register your vehicle ,work,file taxes, and wait a year to even apply. But a word of caution all of that might not be enough because I started attending Mason as out of state and I am still fighting to become in state.
Keep your HS GPA upJun 08 2011Computer Science
Keep your HS GPA up. GPA requirements keep rising...and many are surprised to get rejected from a school that they thought was their safety. Most schools say that they are up and coming, but Mason keeps being recognized as one of the top up and coming schools in the nation. Reasonable tuition, new sources listing it as a best value, and accolades on its programs are only going to make it more competitive.

SATs - prep, take them, and take them again. I had a 3.4 GPA and I think the SATs and my essay made the difference.

Essay - spend time on it. Seriously. Otherwise, you are just a bland GPA and an SAT and a set of extracurriculars.

Video - Mason allows you to post an admission video. I'm not sure it makes a difference, but it at least shows motivation...and puts a human face on your app.

Visit campus on a tour or for some other event sponsored by admissions - all things being equal, applying after you have visited helps give your app a boost.
SAT: 1280 Male

Clubs, Sports, Volunteer work, Held a job, 3May 11 2011Political Science
Clubs, Sports, Volunteer work, Held a job, 3.6 GPA
SAT: 1550 Female
Make sure you send all application materials, you doMay 09 2011Economics
Make sure you send all application materials, you do not need to do the video application, and make sure you have solid essays and recommendation letters.
SAT: 2250 Male
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