Advising Forms

Below is a list of forms that are often used in advising. Some of them may be filled out online, but must be printed and turned into the appropriate office. 

*Form is Maintained by the Registrar’s Office

Academic Actions (for undeclared students) (pdf)
If you would like to appeal for an exception to a George Mason University academic policy, you must complete this form. To learn more please visit the student appeals page.

*Before Leaving Mason Form (pdf)
Students who are leaving Mason need to review and complete the form before leaving Mason.

*Change/Declaration of Major Program (Undergraduate) (pdf)
This form is used to declare or change your major. Students complete the first section of the form and then take the form to the department of their chosen major to be signed.  The completed form is then submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Students should check their Patriotweb account to make sure the change has been completed.

*Change/Declaration of Minor Program (Undergraduate) (pdf)
This form is used to declare or change your minor. Students complete the first section of the form and then take the form to the department of their chosen minor.  Once it is signed by the minor department it is then submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Students should check their Patriotweb account to make sure the change has been completed.

*Credit Overload (pdf)
Students who wish to register for more than 18 credits in any fall or spring semester must get permission from their dean. Undeclared students must fill out the Credit Overload form as well as the Academic Action form.

*Leave of Absence (pdf)
All undergraduate students who are planning an absence from George Mason must submit a formal request for Leave of Absence to the Office of the University Registrar.  Students do not need to complete the Leave of Absence form if they are participating in a George Mason University sponsored study abroad program or have received permission to study elsewhere.

*Re-Enrollment Form (Deadline to submit is the first day of classes) (pdf)
Students must complete the Re-enrollment form if they have missed two or more consecutive semesters at Mason. The Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Rates (page three & four of this form) must be completed in order to be considered for in-state tuition rates when re-enrolling. Undeclared students must also complete the Academic Action form.

*Request for Program Deletion (Undergraduate) (pdf)
Used by currently enrolled bachelor’s degree students who would like to delete a minor or second major program.

*Selective Withdrawal Request (pdf)
Undergraduate students enrolled in degree programs are eligible to withdraw from a maximum of three courses without Deans approval during their entire academic career at Mason. There are specific deadlines students must follow. The relevant dates can be found on the *Current Academic Calendar on the Registrar’s website. Students are strongly encouraged to talk to their advisor before selectively withdrawing from a course.

*Study Elsewhere  (pdf)
Students who want to take courses at another institution and have the credits transferred back to Mason must have permission prior to taking the courses. Undeclared students must fill out the permission to Study Elsewhere Form as well as  the Academic Action form. Students must first acquire the approval of their major dean prior to requesting the approval of the course dean.