Success coaching and academic advising at George Mason University are integral parts of the educational and developmental process that enhances student success by supporting, teaching, and connecting students to curricular and co-curricular experiences. Mason is committed to supporting holistic success across the student experience, connecting students to campus resources, and helping students set and achieve academic, career, and personal goals.
All new and exploratory students are expected to meet with their assigned success coach during the first semester to make a plan for their own success, including discussions about major fit, career paths, campus resources, Mason Impact activities, time management, physical and mental health, finances, and campus activities.
Exploratory students who have not declared a major, as well as students who have been terminated from their major, will be assigned to a student success coach housed in the Mason Care Network unit. The coach serves as the student’s academic advisor and success coach.
Students who have a declared major are assigned an academic advisor and are advised in their department. Find their contact information below by clicking “Find My Advisor” link below.
In addition to success coaching and academic advising in the major, George Mason also offers pre-professional advising:
Health Professions Advising collaborates with campus colleagues to assist students in their pursuit of postgraduate work in a medical field (allopathic and osteopathic medicine, dentistry, optometry, physician assistant, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, communication sciences, and veterinary medicine). The Health Professions Advising Coordinator provides information and tools which will help pre-health students achieve success in the application process to a professional school.
Advising in the Patriot Pre-Law Program is designed to prepare students for the application process and for success in law school. Our approach includes helping students select courses that will best develop important skills as well as programming to prepare students for the Law School Admissions Test, including half-price commercial preparatory courses. Special attention is given to the law school personal statement, which is what most schools use instead of a face-to-face interview. This program is housed in the Schar School, but we encourage all interested students to contact us.