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Fall registration prep: Consulting an academic advisor

Fall registration prep with academic advisingPre-registration for the Fall 2018 semester is right around the corner. Undergraduate students begin to pre-register the first week in April. Prior to registering, your student should visit Patriot Web to verify their registration time ticket and prepare by scheduling a meeting with an academic advisor. Your student can request an appointment with an advisor in person or by email, phone, or through the online appointment system.

Encourage your student to reach out to an academic advisor early to increase the availability of meeting times prior to registration. If your student is unsure of how to contact an advisor, they can consult Mason’s advisor locator.

Before meeting with an advisor, your student can consult several Mason resources to review planning sheets, course offerings and degree requirements. These resources include:

Academic Planning SheetsThis resource is especially helpful if your student has not declared a major.  The academic planning sheets can help your student review degree requirements in the various majors. They are located at

Patriot WebBy utilizing Patriot Web, your student can view their transcript and review the degree evaluation. Instructions for accessing the degree evaluation planner can be found on the University Registrar’s at

Plan for Fall 2018: Also on Patriot Web, your student can plan their Fall 2018 semester schedule by reviewing the course offerings. This information is found in the Student Services section.

If your student has questions about the registration process, encourage them to visit or contact their academic advisor to learn more. Remember, students who register on time have better opportunities to secure the classes they need!

Ann Lewis
Assistant Dean
Student Academic Affairs, Advising, Retention and Transitions