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International Year One in Science

International Year One in Science will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at George Mason University. Upon successful completion of International Year One and meeting university requirements for undergraduate admission, you may enter your next semester of undergraduate study at George Mason University. This transition from an INTO Mason program to a university degree program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 27-34 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 86-93 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 18 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 102 credit hours remaining toward degree

Course features

  • Begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry.
  • Receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year at a US university.
  • Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students.
  • Smaller class sizes allow you to spend more time with your teachers.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your degree through your chosen pathway.
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 3 Semesters
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $21,150
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; 2.5 minimum GPA equivalent.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 50 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester Pathway
This International Year One 1-Semester Pathway lasts six months and is designed for students who already have a higher level of English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 80 (17 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 53+ or Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5 or higher.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; 2.5 minimum GPA equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
20 August 2018 19 December 2018 1 Semester $21,150
19 August 2019 18 December 2019 1 Semester
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14 January 2020 13 May 2020 1 Semester $21,573

Class information

Class hours:

17-21 hours per week

Class size: 20

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 80 (17 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 53+ or Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5 or higher.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; 2.5 minimum GPA equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
14 January 2020 13 May 2020 1 Semester $21,573
20 August 2018 19 December 2018 1 Semester $21,150
19 August 2019 18 December 2019 1 Semester
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Class information

Class hours:

17-21 hours per week

Class size: 20
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