Academic Advising

Undergraduate Academic Advising

Currently enrolled undergraduate students are advised in the Office of Student Affairs, College of Health and Human Services. Students should initiate a meeting with an academic advisor at least once a semester. To learn more about your academic advising options in the College of Health and Human Services, please visit the Office of Student Affair's Undergraduate Advising page.

Mission Statement:
Advisors support students in the transition from high school or a previous college to Mason, serve as a resource for students for all things related to student academic affairs, assist students in developing and pursuing academic and professional goals; encourage students to contribute to the community, and function successfully within the University.

Undergraduate CHHS students, regardless of major, are welcome to meet with any academic advisor in the Office of Student Affairs, Peterson Hall Suite 1000. It is recommended students schedule and meet with an advisor well in advance of the date they are eligible to register for the next semester classes. Registration dates can be found on the Registrar's website and in your Patriot Web account.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law established to protect the privacy of student records. The CHHS Office of Student Affairs, faculty, and staff abide by these privacy guidelines. Confidential student information will not be communicated to a third party, including immediate family members, without the expressed consent of the student, except when allowed under FERPA law.

Office of Student Affairs Virtual Advising

To serve our students and prioritize health and safety, the Office of Student Affairs utilizes video conferencing technology such as Zoom Meetings to provide one-on-one virtual advising. In addition to virtual advising, we offer in-person advising options. Please use NavigateMason to schedule a virtual advising appointment. Virtual and in-person advising appointments can also be made by calling the Office of Student Affairs in the College of Health and Human Services at 703-993-1901 or sending an email to

If you have an urgent advising question or need, please email For all other advising needs, please schedule an appointment through NavigateMason.


Academic Advising Things to Know



Program Planning and Advising Sheets