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All non-Mason students must apply to George Mason University as a non-degree student before applying to a Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation semester program.

Apply to George Mason University

Go to the George Mason University website and submit a non-degree student application. Choose the undergraduate application, even if you have already graduated. Transcripts from all undergraduate institutions are required for non-Mason students and may be submitted as part of the Non-Degree Application.

The $70 application fee is waived for students who are only applying to Mason to attend an SMSC program. Email Robert Barrett, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Outreach, at rbarret@gmu.edu for instructions on how to qualify for the waiver.

Deadlines for Applying to Mason

Turn in your application to George Mason University by the deadline for the semester you plan to attend. You must be accepted to Mason as a non-degree student before you can submit your SMSC enrollment deposit.

Fall Semester Programs

Deadline: June 15

Spring Semester Programs

Deadline: November 15

Once you have been admitted to Mason, we will review your SMSC program application. Remember to submit your required SMSC program application by the semester deadline.

Questions about the admissions process?

Contact smsc@gmu.edu or 540-635-0460.