Fall Registration Prep: Encourage Your Student to Consult an Academic Advisor

Pre-registration for the fall 2017 semester is right around the corner. Undergraduate students begin to preregister the first week in April. Prior to registering, your student should visit Patriot Web to verify his or her 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 e-mail, 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 course registration. If your student is unsure of how to contact an advisor, he or she 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 assist your student in reviewing degree requirements for several different majors. 

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

Plan for Fall 2017: Also on Patriot Web, your student can plan his or her fall 2017 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 the Registrar’s website or contact their academic advisor to learn more. Remember, students who register on time have better opportunities to secure the classes they need!

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