Students should seek academic advisors to assist them with selecting and changing majors, program planning, transfer of credit, withdrawals, reviewing degree requirements, course substitutions and waivers, and requests for course study elsewhere. Advisors are also available to discuss non-academic issues and may refer the student to other university student support services for learning services, financial assistance, or personal counseling.
Here are some tips to help you make your advising session productive:
Review your Mason transcript to make sure all transfer credits appear on the transcript from all colleges and universities attended.
Create an advising folder to keep all of your advising notes while at Mason.
Know important deadlines and dates. The Academic Calendar lists important semester dates and deadlines (e.g., first and last day of classes, last day to drop or add a class, last day to request a selective withdrawal (undergraduates only), holiday breaks, reading dates and the semester exam period).