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Apply for dual admission to Brightpoint and George Mason University through Mason ADVANCE. As an ADVANCE participant, you'll be a Brightpoint and Mason student from day one with access to specialized advising support, tuition assistance, and the full Mason student experience.

Mason ADVANCE Benefits 

  • Cost Savings: Completing your associate degree at Brightpoint before transferring to Mason will save you thousands. Eligible students may receive additional aid from Mason’s Virginia Promise Grant to further cover program costs. 

  • Access to Mason Facilities: Embrace the campus cultures of both Brightpoint and Mason by receiving access to recreational facilities, sporting events, and virtual and on-campus experiences for both schools. 

  • Streamlined Application Process: Easy, seamless transfer to Mason after Brightpoint. Transition to Mason’s bachelor’s degree program with a free, abbreviated application. 


Mason ADVANCE is available to Brightpoint students in good academic standing who meet the following enrollment requirements: 

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average for students with college credit 

  • Enrolled in specific Brightpoint associate degree curricular programs (see eligible programs below) 

  • Have earned no more than 30 college credits at the time of submission of the ADVANCE Declaration. The 30-credit limit does not include AP, IB, CLEP, or any other credit earned by exam. High school dual enrollment credit and credit earned at other U.S. or international colleges/universities does apply to the 30-credit limit. 

Brightpoint Pathways to Mason ADVANCE 

  • Psychology, A.S. to Psychology, B.S. 

  • Business Administration, A.S. to Business, B.S. 

  • Information Technology, A.A.S. with Cybersecurity, C.S.C. to Cybersecurity, B.A.S. 

  • Health Sciences, A.S. to Kinesiology: Allied Health Sciences Concentration, B.S. 

  • Teacher Education, A.S. to Elementary Education, B.S.Ed. 

Get Started

For general information about the program, contact the Brightpoint Transfer Services team or your faculty advisor. You can also learn more and request information from George Mason University. 

Guaranteed Admissions Agreements

In addition to Mason ADVANCE, Brightpoint students can take advantage of our Guaranteed Admissions Agreement with Mason.