Exploratory Academic Advising

Exploratory Academic Advising services are offered to any current undergraduate Mason students who have not yet decided on their major.  This could mean you have not yet declared a major at Mason, or perhaps you have declared a major but you want to explore other major options. 

  • If you have already declared a major or you want to see an academic advisor within a specific major, you can use the Advisor Locator Tool to find the appropriate advisor.
  • If you are undeclared, but within a school or college, such as School of Business: Undeclared/Undecided or College of Engineering and Computing: Undeclared/Undecided, you should receive advising from those units.  Information for advising in these areas can also be found in the Advisor Locator Tool
  • Exploratory students who are in the Honors College receive advising from both the Honors College and the Exploratory advisors.  Visit this site to find your Honors advisor listed as Undecided – Undeclared – Exploratory for the specific college.  General Honors advising questions can  be sent to hcadvise@gmu.edu.

You can email any questions to the Exploratory Advisors at advisor@gmu.edu.

Schedule an appointment with one of our Exploratory Academic Advisors

Steps for current Exploratory/Undeclared Students (you do not have a declared major):

  1. Go to our Navigate system: gmu.campus.eab.com
  2. Click the “Get Assistance” button.
  3. Select “Academic Advising.
  4. Select “Exploratory Advising.”
  5. Select any date and click “Find Available Time.
  6. Select the any of the Exploratory advisors with the time that works best for your schedule and “Confirm Appointment.

Steps for recently terminated students or students who have a declared major, but want to discuss other major options with an Exploratory advisor:

  1. Go to our Navigate system: gmu.campus.eab.com
  2. Click the “Get Assistance” button.
  3. Select “Academic Advising.
  4. Under service, select “Advising outside of your major.
  5. Select any date and click “Find Available Time.
  6. On the next screen, select “Exploratory Advising” as the office location. 
  7. Select the any of the Exploratory advisors with the time that works best for your schedule and “Confirm Appointment

At this time, all advising services and appointments are virtual via Zoom.

Office of Academic Advising
Undergraduate Education
Johnson Center, Suite 228*
(703) 993-3794

*Currently virtual services only; for Fall 2021, office hours for in-person services will be posted soon.