Exploratory Academic Advising

Welcome! Exploratory Academic Advising services are offered to any current undergraduate Mason students who have not yet decided on their major or want to explore other programs.

  • If you are seeking advising for a specific major (either your own declared major or one in which you are interested), use the Advisor Locator to find the appropriate advisor.
  • If you are undeclared within a school or college (e.g. School of Business, College of Engineering, College of Visual and Performing Arts), contact your assigned advisor for assistance. 
  • If you are Exploratory and seeking advising for Honors or a pre-professional track, see this section on the Advisor Locator for more information.

Exploratory and Non-Degree Student Exception Requests and Appeals

Information for Students Redirected from Their Major

Find Your Exploratory Academic Advisor
If your last name begins with then your advisor is and you can email them at or use their direct link to
A thru E Eric Price II eprice23@gmu.edu schedule an appointment
F thru M Lubna Zia-Uddin lziauddi@gmu.edu schedule an appointment
N thru Z Brandon Ash bash4@gmu.edu schedule an appointment

If you would like to switch from your current major to Exploratory, first you will need to meet with an Exploratory Advisor. Follow the second set of steps to schedule an appointment that are below but select “Declare/Change Major/Minor” under service or email an Exploratory Advisor from the information above. We strongly encourage you to review the resources on the Majors and Minors page prior to your meeting.

In-Person Drop-In Academic Advising Hours

In the summer, please schedule an in-person or virtual appointment with your advisor. Drop-in services will resume in the fall semester.

Drop-in advising services do not require an appointment and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more in-depth questions or concerns, please schedule an appointment.

Steps to schedule an advising appointment for current Exploratory Students:
  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 time that works best for your schedule and “Confirm Appointment
Steps to schedule an advising appointment for students who want to meet with an Exploratory advisor but are not assigned to one:
  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 time that works best for your schedule and “Confirm Appointment

Exploratory Academic Advising is a part of the Office of Academic Advising located in the Johnson Center, Suite 228 (directly above the Patriot Tech store).