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George Mason University

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Tips mention: Interview (2), ACT/SAT (24), Grades (46), Sports/Extracurriculars (21), College Essay (11)
Math Associate degree from NVCC, GPA of 3Apr 12 2011Geography and Geosciences
Math Associate degree from NVCC, GPA of 3.9; previous BA in liberal arts so all of my gen ed classes were fufilled. The department is small and majors are few so with average grades I think getting into the program should not be a problem.

For the Earth Science/Geology BS at GMU, I highly recommend taking your year of calc, physics, chem and intro to geology I and II at NVCC first - too many of the GMU math professors are poor instructors, and you may find yourself spending 2 semesters trying to pass calc. College Physics (algebra based) is fine here as well as chem. But if these are your weak classes and you don't wan your GPA affected when you start at GMU, take the above classes at a community college.

I had very good recommendation letters, a good essayDec 19 2010Economics
I had very good recommendation letters, a good essay and decent SAT Scores. It also might help that I was from a regionally isolated area and Mason needed me to keep regional diversity.
SAT: 2250 Male
I got into this university simply for being honestNov 26 2010English
I got into this university simply for being honest and being myself. I also had the grades and the recommendations to go with it. Those SAT scores at GMU aren't nearly as important as the grades and the essay.
ACT: 23 Female
Fairly easy for me I had a 3Nov 24 2010Computer Science
Fairly easy for me I had a 3.6 GPA, but average ACT/SAT scores. You should have a 3.3 GPA and a 1100 on your SAT to get in, try to have some extra stuff to make yourself stick out.
Basically work your butt offOct 15 2010Nursing
Basically work your butt off. Don't retake classes to get better grades--they actually look down on it if you did that and couldn't succeed the first time around. Disregard everything people say about transfer students not getting in. I transferred to GMU a year before applying to the program to finish some pre-reqs, and communicated closely that entire year with an advisor in the BSN program (which probably helped), and was accepted. I padded my application with a personal essay and two letters of recommendation (which apparently are required now to apply). If you have the opportunity to work in healthcare before applying, DO IT. Be a clinical tech, phlebotomist, whatever, because they love it when your application says you have experience in the field.
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