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International Year One in Human and Social Development

6 months
21780 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The International Year One in Human and Social Development programme will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at George Mason University. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Upon successful completion of International Year One in Human and Social Development  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.

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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


15 - 34 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.5 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
50 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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.

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


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.

To be considered for this opportunity, submit your application to a Pathway program and once you have received your offer letter, ask your education counselor whether there is a scholarship available.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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International Year One in Human and Social Development
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