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International Year One in Humanities and Social Sciences Business - Psychology, Pre-Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 6 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Fairfax, VA, United States
The International Year One in Humanities and Social Sciences Business - Psychology programme will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at George Mason University.
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Upon successful completion of International Year One in Humanities and Social Sciences Business - Psychology 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Duration description

      1 - 3 Semesters

  • Credits
    15 - 36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 1-Semester: TOEFL iBT 80 (17 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 53+, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5 or higher, or IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading and writing).
  • 2-Semester: TOEFL iBT 60 (13 subscores in reading and listening), IELTS 5.5 (5.5 subscores in reading and listening), PTEA 45+.
  • 3-Semester: TOEFL iBT 50 (10 all subscores), IELTS 5.0 (4.5 all subscores), PTEA 41, Password 5.0 in Knowledge and 4.0 in Writing, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 3 or higher, IELA 154 (147 all subscores), or Duolingo 45.
  • Age requirements: 17 years and above.
  • High school diploma; 2.5 minimum GPA equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21780 USD per year and a duration of 6 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Tuition fees can be up to $47,520 depending on the start date and/or programme option.

Living costs for Fairfax

  • 1330 - 2300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class US university. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $500 to $10,000 per year per qualified student.

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