“We are thrilled to have Patriots stay in the Mason family.”
Jennifer Stanford
, Mason Law Class of 2004
Assistant Dean of Admissions

The Mason2Mason ("M2M") program is a special admissions program for current George Mason University undergraduate students. M2M uses the American Bar Association’s ("ABA") 503 rule which allows law schools to accept applicants from their own university without the normally required LSAT score, if students meet certain academic criteria.

To qualify for Mason2Mason, George Mason University undergraduates must meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed at least six semesters of study
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Hold a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher
  • Have scored at or above the 85th percentile on the SAT or the ACT; and
  • Have not taken the LSAT.

Applicants who qualify for Mason2Mason must submit the following application materials:

  • Online application via the Law School Admissions Counsel (“LSAC”)
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Mason Statement
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate work via the LSAC Credential Assembly Service ("CAS")
  • At least one letter of recommendation via CAS
  • An official copy of standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)
  • Selected applicants will also be contacted for an interview with a member of the Admissions Office.

Applicants applying through Mason2Mason should follow these application deadlines:

  • The priority application deadline is December 1st.
  • After the priority deadline, admissions for M2M will be rolling until spots are filled.

Students who feel they meet these requirements and wish to apply, should contact lawadmit@gmu.edu to schedule an appointment to discuss the Mason2Mason application.

Frequently Asked Questions about Mason2Mason

Is there an advantage to applying through Mason2Mason?

Yes, the primary advantage is that applicants do not have to prepare and sit for the LSAT if they are accepted through this program. It is also a pathway to staying in the Patriot family!

Is there a limit to the number of students who you accept through Mason2Mason?

Yes. There are a limited number of spots in the Mason2Mason program.

I meet some, but not all, of the admissions criteria. May I still apply under Mason2Mason?

No, you must meet all of the criteria to be considered. However, you may apply through the standard admissions process. Mason2Mason is a rigorous admissions process and governed by the American Bar Association (ABA) Rule 503. Therefore, the requirements are fixed, and Scalia Law may not waive them. Please note that the guidelines are subject to change per the ABA.

May I apply as a Junior?

Juniors who are interested in applying, should reach out to the Admissions Office to ask about next steps.

What happens if I take the LSAT?

Any applicant who sits for the LSAT is no longer eligible for admission through this program and will be reviewed under the standard admissions process. If an admitted student takes the LSAT after being accepted through Mason2Mason, the offer of admission will be revoked, and the application re-reviewed through the standard admissions process.

Is scholarship available to students who apply under this program?

Yes. Students who apply through Mason2Mason will be automatically considered for merit-based scholarship awards.

I am a GMU alum. May I apply through this program?

The Mason2Mason admissions program is only for current GMU undergraduate students.

Additional Questions

Students with additional questions should contact the Scalia Law Admissions Office at lawadmit@gmu.edu.

Students can also explore Scalia Law’s other application options: