Mason is proud to provide crucial support to students as they make academic decisions impacting their lives and careers.
The Office of Academic Advising provides students with tools and guidance to help them achieve their academic and personal goals, while serving as the central source of information for current academic policies and procedures.
No matter the school, college, or program, each student at George Mason University has access to academic advising. Students gain purpose and direction in their education through Mason's developmental approach to advising.
As a critical hub in the academic journey, Mason's commitment to strong academic advising provides students with the tools needed to be successful. Our academic advisors teach, support, and connect students to campus resources.
Professional academic advisors counsel undergraduate students who have not yet declared a major, non-degree undergraduates, high school guest matriculants, international students, and students who wish to change their major. Advisors also provide guidance to pre-health, pre-law, and honors college students.
The Office of Academic Advising provides:
- An advisor locator to help students find their advisor
- Academic plans for students focused on a particular degree path
- Exploratory academic advising to help students who have not yet decided on their major or who want to explore other programs
- A list of Mason majors and minors
- Transfer student advising and resources to guide prospective transfer students
Exceptions and Appeals
Mason students are responsible for knowing the rules, regulations, requirements, and academic policies found in the University Catalog. Students can request exceptions to academic policy or appeal decisions made by an academic program.
Get started by:
- Referring to the Academic Policies section of the University Catalog
- Contacting your academic advisor
- Appealing a decision at the department level, followed by the school/college
- Contacting the Student Support Specialist after going to your advisor, department chair, and dean
Read the exception and appeals process for more details regarding undergraduate appeals, academic requests, and exceptions to policy.
If you have questions or concerns about your advising experience, contact the Office of Academic Advising.
Official written student complaints can be submitted through the Formal Written Complaint Portal.