Undergrad Business Students

Registering for Classes

Online information about registration is available on the Registrar’s web site, including a short video with detailed instructions:  Onine guide to registration and using Patriot Web.  You are responsible for knowing and understanding how to use the following invaluable information:

  • How to register
  • The schedule of classes
  • When to register
  • Deadlines for adding and dropping of classes, changing to audit status, tuition payments and much more.

The registration process starts with understanding your online degree evaluation. A review of your degree evaluation indicates courses you still need to take for admission to the School of Business and graduation. Always make certain you have the prerequisites for the courses you are planning to take and be sure to register for any missing prerequisites for the upcoming semester.

After determining what classes to take (always have a list of alternatives), you should visit the registrar’s site for the Schedule of Classes and the registration times.

Special issues that you should be aware of while registering are:

  • If you are registering for a linked course (a lecture and lab or recitation) you need to register for the lecture first and then the lab or recitation.
  • Make certain on which campus the course is being taught. You can not have back-to-back classes if one is on the Fairfax campus and the other at the Prince William campus.
  • If a class is full you can put yourself on the waitlist. Check the registrar’s site for the university waitlisting instructions. The School of Business handles waitlisting differently than other departments. For details, click here.
  • Be aware of the last day to add and/or drop. Trying to adjust your schedule after the deadlines is a time consuming process. Adding/dropping classes after the deadline should only be used when extenuating circumstances beyond your control prevented you from adjusting your schedule by the deadlines. (Translation…permission to add/drop courses after the deadline is rarely given.)

After registering for classes you should check your schedule online. Make a copy of the schedule and a copy of your Degree Evaluation after the last day to drop. The copies are two valuable pieces of official documentation that may help to support requests at later dates.

George Mason University School of Business

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 10 percent of all AACSB accredited business schools, the School of Business is one of only 25 percent of business schools accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.




Main Campus
School of Business 
Enterprise Hall 
4400 University Drive, MS 1B1
Fairfax, VA 22030

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