Academic Advising

Mason is proud to provide crucial support to students as they make academic decisions impacting their lives and careers.

About Us

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. 


Academic 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:

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. 

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Read the exception and appeals process for more details regarding undergraduate appeals, academic requests, and exceptions to policy. 

Contact Us

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