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Connect with Your Academic Advisor

We encourage you to meet with your Academic Advisor at least once per semester to discuss any academic needs, degree progress, goals, interests, opportunities, or concerns. Schools and colleges across Mason offer a variety of academic advising services, including in-person and virtual advising meetings. These meetings can be scheduled appointments or drop-in advising where students are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis and no appointment is required. For more details on advising services for your major, please see the Advisor Locator.

Academic Advising Vision & Mission


Academic advising at George Mason University is an integral part of the educational process that enhances student learning and development by supporting, teaching, and connecting students to curricular and co-curricular experiences relevant to becoming an exemplary Mason Graduate: an engaged, reflective citizen and well-rounded scholar who is prepared to act.


The academic advising community at George Mason University commits to creating on-going, personal and purposeful educational partnerships with students and colleagues. Advisors contribute to student success by providing resources and by teaching students to develop the skills required to become life-long learners capable of effective self-advocacy. Dedicated to putting students first and to being responsive academic advisors:

  • Teach students to engage in a process of self-reflection and self-discovery, guiding them to find degree pathways that match their interests, skills, and abilities.
  • Support students in setting and reaching educational goals.
  • Connect students to campus resources and co-curricular opportunities to integrate learning and experience.

Concerns About Your Advising Experience?

You can email advisor@gmu.edu if you have any concerns about your advising experience. You can also submit an official formal written complaint at this website.

Advising Links for Graduate Students

This site is for and about academic advising for undergraduate students. If you are a graduate student seeking academic advising services, see your school/college’s website for information:

Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution
College of Education and Human Development
College of Engineering and Computing
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Public Health
College of Science
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Schar School of Policy and Government
School of Business