FAQ

Note from Webmaster: The Advising FAQ page covers all these questions in much more detail. Please make sure you CONSULT AN ADVISOR before sending in any form.

  • Q: How do I change my major/concentration/catalog year?
  • A: Download the UCDM form and have your advisor help you complete it.
  • Q: How do I declare a minor?
  • A: Download the UMD form and have your advisor help you complete it.
  • Q: How do I find out what my transfer credit would be worth at Mason?
  • A: Use this database to review previously evaluated transfer courses to Mason. Please note that this database is dynamic; we are constantly updating course equivalency data. While this data is as accurate and current as possible, the University retains the right to re-inspect any evaluation for which new information comes to light during a student’s first semester of enrollment at Mason.
  • Q: What to do if I have not received a transfer credit evaluation or if there are credits missing?
  • A: The Transfer Credit Inquiry Form may be used if you have NOT received a transfer credit evaluation or if you are missing credit for particular courses on your evaluation. Please return the completed form directly to the Office of Admissions.
  • Q. What do I do if some of my transfer credit is not counting for the correct courses?
  • A: If you have received a transfer credit evaluation and transfer credit was denied for particular courses, complete the Transfer Credit Re-evaluation Appeal From. Submit completed forms to the Mason academic department that offers the coursework from which you wish to receive credit.
  • Q: Can I take course elsewhere?
  • A: Yes, but permission must be granted ahead of time. Submit the SE form.
  • Q: Can I take a graduate course for undergraduate credit?
  • A: Yes, but it must be approved by the department and the instructor. Submit the GCUC form.
  • Q: If I took AP/IB exams in highschool, what course would it count towards?
  • A: To see what your AP and IB credit is worth, click here.
  • Q: I am ready to graduate, what do I need to do?
  • A: First run your degree evaluation (see below). Talk with an advisor if you have questions. Go to Patriot Web and follow steps under “Student Services”, Graduation Intent option.
  • Q: How do I acess my degree evaluation?
  • A: Click here for step-by-step directions.