The School of Business provides quality education and services to assist its students as they implement their academic and career goals.
- 4-year Plans by MajorStudents are strongly encouraged to use these sample 4-year plans to map their path to graduation. Students can plot these requirements into their own long range plan.
These sample plans are for students who started their degree programs in fall 2015 or later.
- Degree Evaluation
As a degree seeking student at Mason, you are responsible for knowing the requirements for your degree program and making sure that you are taking the courses your program requires for graduation.
Directions on how to use and read Degree Works (catalog years fall 2012 after)
Instructions on how to read your CAPP Degree Evaluation (catalog years prior to fall 2012)
- 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.
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 theregistration times.
Special issues that you should be aware of while registering are:
- Prerequisites: 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.
- Linked Courses: 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.
- Location: 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.
- Waitlist: 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 waitlist procedures are different than other departments.
- Add/Drop: Be aware of the last day to add and/or drop. 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.
- Research Opportunities
Students as Scholars (OSCAR) is a program that supports undergraduate success by encouraging a culture of scholastic inquiry through student research and creative activities.
The School of Business has a strong commitment to our students and their success. Many of our student organizations offer tutoring services.
For our students' safety, we do not endorse any private tutors. Additional tutors may be found through:
- Beta Alpha Psi (tutoring for accounting courses)
- Learning Services Tutoring Resources
- Mathematics Tutoring Center
- The Transition Resource Center
- Writing Center (editing written assignments)