Mason Sets July 15 as Cutoff Date for Transfer Students

Posted: July 10, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch

George Mason will cease accepting applications from transfer students for the fall 2002 semester as of July 15.

“As a result of our innovative new programs and increasing reputation, the university is enjoying a surge of interest from students,” says Andrew Flagel, dean of admissions. “Unfortunately, we have limited capacity to grow at this time.”

George Mason’s anticipated enrollment for the 2002-2003 academic year is expected to surpass 26,000, despite increasing the competitiveness of the admissions process. Flagel says increases in freshman applications and enrollment rates made it impossible for the institution to accept any students on the waiting list, thus making it necessary to cut the transfer application period short.

In spite of its current budget challenges, the university expects a 5 percent increase in freshman enrollment over its fall 2001 total of 2,146, as well as a 5 percent increase in transfer student enrollment over its fall 2001 total of 2,143.

On Election Day, Nov. 5, Virginians have an opportunity to vote for a $900 million general obligation bond to fund new buildings at colleges and universities throughout the commonwealth. If the bond passes, George Mason will receive $79.5 million to support the construction of three new buildings and the renovation of four other facilities. This construction will allow the university to expand future enrollment to meet the needs of Virginia’s growing population of high school graduates.

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