Northern Virginia Community College (VCCS) Students
VCCS Students interested in transferring to Mason should first contact their VCCS advisors/counselors, as they are trained to help students know which paths are the best to take in the VCCS system to transfer to Mason.
Selective Transfer Admission
Effective spring 2023, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program will become a selective transfer admission major. As a result, transfer applicants for spring 2023 and beyond must meet the following requirements for direct admission to the program:
- Earn a 2.85 cumulative GPA
- Complete ENG 111 and ENG 112 with grades of A, B, or C
- Complete one of the following MTH courses with a grade of A, B, or C: MTH 154, 167, 245, 261, or 263. MTH 261 and MTH 245 are recommended, given they are major specific requirements.
To help students decide which courses they would like to take to transfer to Mason, we have provided a helpful guide of how courses will transfer to Mason's BS INFT from the VCCS system, here. Be sure to communicate with your VCCS advisors to discuss each semester’s course options and your program's requirements.
The only office authorized to evaluate transcripts and verify how courses are accepted is the Transfer Admissions office. Their office and website have many resources available to help students determine how prior institution’s credits could be accepted at Mason.
- Transfer Credit Policy: All transfer policies
- Transfer Credit Matrix: See how the courses you’ve taken at other institutions will be accepted at Mason
- Mason Core Equivalency: See how your VCCS courses apply to the Mason Core
VCCS Transfer Guide (2022-2023)
This transfer guide is designed for students pursuing the Associate of Science (A.S.) Information Technology degree or Associate of Science (A.S.) in General Studies who wish to complete the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Information Technology. Be sure to consult with your community college academic advisor each semester to make sure you are meeting your programme requirements and are on track for graduation.
|ENG 111 or 112||ENGH 101 (Lower-level Written Communication Mason Core)|
|CST 100 or 105 or 110||COMM 100 or 101 (Oral Communication Mason Core & Supporting Coursework for IT)|
MTH 261 or MTH 270 or 271 or 272
MTH 263 or 173 or 273 or 175+176
MATH 108 (Quantitative Reasoning Mason Core & Supporting Coursework for IT)
|ITE 119 or ITE 152||IT 104 (Information Technology & Computing Mason Core and Major Foundation)|
|Literature||Literature Mason Core**|
|Arts||Arts Mason Core**|
|Natural Science Lecture and Lab||Natural Science Lecture and Lab Mason Core**|
|Natural Science Lecture||Natural Science Lecture Mason Core**|
|History||Western Civilization/World History Mason Core**|
Global Understanding Mason Core**
|Social-Behavioral Science||Social Behavioral Science Mason Core**|
|MTH 288 or CSC 208||MATH 125 (Major Foundation)|
|ITN 100 and ITE 221||IT 105 and IT elective|
|Programming Elective: ITP 120
IT --- (fall 2022) or IT 106 (if earn a B or higher) or IT elective (if earn B-, C+, or C) (spring 2023)
IT --- (fall 2022) or IT 109 (if earn a B or higher) or IT elective (if earn B-, C+, or C) (spring 2023) (Major Foundation)
|CSC 201 or CS 222||CS 112 (Used as substitution of IT 106 if both CS 112 and CS 211 are completed with min grades of C, or as substitution for IT 109) (Major Foundation)|
|CSC 202 or CS 223||CS 211 (Used as substitution of IT 206 only if both CS 112 and CS 211 are completed with min grades of C) (Major Foundation)|
|MTH 245 or MTH 240 or MTH 241||STAT 250 (Major Foundation)|
|ITD 256||IT --- (fall 2022) or IT 214 (if earn a B or higher) or IT elective (if earn B-, C+, or C) (spring 2023) (Major Core)|
|ITE 170||IT --- (fall 2022) or IT 213 (if earn a B or higher) or IT elective (if earn B-, C+, or C) (spring 2023) (Major Core)|
|ITN 260 and ITN 266||IT 223 and IT --- (Major Core and elective)|
|ACC 211 and ACC 212***||ACCT 203 and ACCT 2-- (used as Lower-Level substitution for MBUS 300 and elective) (Major Core)|
|(ITN 154 and ITN 155***) or (ITN 101 and ITN 257***)||IT L341 and IT —- (Major Core and elective)|
|ITD 210+ITD 212||IT L331 + IT — (Concentration Course Option and elective)|
|ITN 156 and ITN 157***||IT L445 and IT —- (Concentration Course Option and elective)|
|EGR 265***||ECE L301 (Concentration Course Option)|
|SDV 100 or SDV 101||UNIV 100* (elective)|
The Department of Information Sciences and Technology encourages VCCS students to meet the requirements for and enroll as GAA transfers.
*UNIV 100 is not required for the BS INFT but will satisfy general elective credit
**Mason Core options are available at catalog.gmu.edu/mason-core. Students may select any of the course options listed here to satisfy the associated Mason Core requirement. Be sure to communicate with your VCCS advisors/counselors to determine which VCCS course(s) satisfy your A.S. Degree.
***If a student has a lower-level substitution for an upper-level course, they will need to still earn a minimum of 45 upper-level credits in order to graduate. A student may opt to take their Mason Core courses as upper level (300/400 level) credits, declare a second concentration, declare a minor, or take general electives at the upper level in order to satisfy this requirement.
Starting Spring 2023:
- Students with credit for ITE 170, ITD 256, and ITP 120 are eligible to pair with Mason Bridge Courses (IT 193, IT 196, IT 194, respectively) to satisfy IT 213, IT 106, and IT 214, in summer 2023.
- If a new admit earns a B or higher in ITE 170, they will receive a substitution for IT 213.
- If a new admit earns a B or higher in ITD 256, they will receive a substitution for IT 214.
- If a new admit earns a B or higher in ITP 120, they will receive a substitution for IT 106.
- If a new admit earns a B or higher in ITP 150, they will receive a substitution for IT 109.
ENG 111 will continue to transfer to fulfill ENGH 101 until 2025.
ENG 125 will continue to transfer to fulfill the Mason Core literature requirement until 2025.