Current Advising Services

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-served basis and no appointment is required. For more details on advising services for your major, please see the information below. 

Academic Advising in Your School or College

You will meet with an Academic Advisor based on your declared major within your school/college or your Exploratory/Undeclared status.  For the most up-to-date information on advising services, please visit your school or college advising websites listed below.  

Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution
College of Education and Human Development
College of Engineering and Computing 
College of Health and Human Services
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Science
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Schar School of Policy and Government
School of Business
Exploratory, Undeclared and Non-Degree
Honors College*

*Academic advising within the Honors College complements advising provided by the student’s major and/or minor advisors.  Students can find their Honors College advisor by visiting this site and searching by major.  Honors College students with general advising questions can also send an email to hcadvise@gmu.edu.

If you are unsure of which school/college your major resides in, or if you are unsure of how to find your advisor, please use our Advisor Locator tool.   If you are unable to connect with your academic advisor, please email advisor@gmu.edu and we can ensure you get your questions answered.

You can also 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.

Pre-Professional Academic Advising Services

If you are interested in a career in a medical or health field (medical school, dentistry, optometry, physician assistant, pharmacy, and more), or if you are interested in law school, please consider utilizing our advising services within those two specialized areas.  More details on their services can be found on their websites linked below.

Pre-Health Advising
Pre-Law Advising

COVID 19 Operations Information and Resources

For information on the Mason response to COVID 19, the return to campus and resources please visit the below sites.

Safe return to campus plans: www2.gmu.edu/Safe-Return-Campus
University Life and Academic resources: ulife.gmu.edu/coronavirus
COVID 19 Vaccine FAQs: https://seerm.gmu.edu/gmu-covid-19-vaccine-clinics/faq/
Resources on learning in a virtual environment: learningservices.gmu.edu/