Advising

The Department of Information Sciences and Technology has a staff of professional academic advisors to help you navigate your degree requirements and support you during your academic journey, helping you make the most of your Mason experience.

Schedule an Advising Appointment (Virtual and In-Person)

Students may schedule virtual academic advising appointments by using the IST Academic Advising Scheduling System.
Appointments are available as far as 15 days in advance.  If no dates/times populate after you select the appointment type, our current availability has already been scheduled. Please check frequently for cancellations and/or new availability to populate. Alternatively, you're welcome to email your questions for assistance.

BS INFT, IT Minor, or CERB INFT Inquiries: BSIT@gmu.edu
MS AIT, CERG ISCI, or CERG ACBS Inquiries: MSAIT@gmu.edu
MS INFS inquiries: MSINFS@gmu.edu

Students will be contacted via their Mason email addresses prior to their appointment with instructions for joining the virtual meeting.

In-person advising is also available. Students interested in meeting in-person will need to schedule an appointment with a correlating advisor on a day the advisor is in their office, making a note in "Reason for Appointment" that they wish to attend the meeting in-person. If no note designating "in-person" is included, the appointment will be conducted virtually.

V. Bonilla: SciTech Campus on Tuesdays; Fairfax Campus on Wednesdays and Fridays
A. Korman: Fairfax Campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays; SciTech Campus on Wednesdays
L. Rhodes: Fairfax Campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays
L. Sevilla: N/A
J. Turner: Fairfax Campus on Mondays and Wednesdays; SciTech Campus on Thursdays

Walk-in Advising (Virtual and In-Person)

Virtual and in-person walk-in hours are available for current students who have quick questions that they would like to have clarified.

Walk-ins are not available for IT 293 assignments, newly admitted students, prospective students, or students interested in changing their major to BS INFT or declaring the IT Minor. These populations will need to schedule an appointment so we have ample time to prepare for your appointments as well as discuss your inquiries and various nuances of the major/minor and major change process.

L. Sevilla: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Virtual Only: https://gmu.zoom.us/j/4147430496 

L. Rhodes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.: In-person at Engineering Building 5337 and virtually: https://gmu.zoom.us/j/5632309406

A. Korman: Tuesdays, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.: In-person in Buchanan Hall (Computer Science Suite #D215, please follow the signs posted for IST advising), and virtually: https://gmu.zoom.us/j/9226806303 

V. Bonilla: Wednesdays 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. In-person at Engineering Building 5337; Fridays 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. virtually: https://gmu.zoom.us/j/9173215226 

J. Turner: Mondays 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. In-person in Buchanan Hall (Computer Science Suite #D215, please follow the signs posted for IST advising) and virtually (link below); Thursdays, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., in-person SciTech Campus, Katherine Johnson Hall, Suite 102, Office #103 and virtually: https://gmu.zoom.us/j/5154563997 

 

NOTES:

Walk-ins with L. Rhodes will be virtual only on Feb. 22nd.

Walk-ins with V. Bonilla will be held from 1:00 - 2:00 pm on Feb. 23rd.

Walk-ins will not be offered on 27 May, 19 June, 04 July, 02 September, 05 November, 27-29 November, 23 Dec 2024-03 Jan 2025, in observance of holidays.

For All Advising Sessions:

Advising times are subject to change during university orientations, holidays, and other special events. Our virtual services could experience delays if the university is experiencing technology issues. An advisor will follow-up with you if this affects your appointment. If you have any questions or encounter difficulties, please contact the advisor with whom you schedule or bsit@gmu.edu, for assistance.

Degree Evaluation

Degree evaluations are used to monitor your progress and ensure that you are fulfilling the requirements of your academic program. You are able to generate your own degree evaluation in PatriotWeb. If you need assistance in reading or interpreting your evaluation, please schedule an advising appointment.

BS IT Academic Advising Documents

Below are advising documents for various catalog years. Always review the degree requirements in the university catalog. Degree requirements for catalog years prior to the current year will be available in the catalog archives.

2022 - 2023

Undergraduate Forms

BS IT/BS AIT BS/Accelerated MS IT Minor IT Undergraduate Certificate
Advising Sheet BAM Program Information and Plans of Study Advising Sheet Advising Sheet 
Program Sheet   Program Sheet  
Concentration Descriptions      

2021 - 2022

Undergraduate Programs 

BS IT/BS AIT BS Accelerated MS IT Minor IT Undergraduate Certificate Digital Media and Web Design Minor
Program Sheet BAM Program Information and Plans of Study Program Sheet Advising Sheet Program Information/Advising Sheet
Advising Sheet   Advising Sheet    
Concentration Descriptions        

 


Graduate Programs

MS AIT Applied Cyber Security Graduate Certificate Information Sciences Graduate Certificate
Program Brochure Program Brochure/Advising Sheet Program Brochure/Advising Sheet

 

2020 - 2021

Undergraduate Programs

BS IT/BS AIT BS Accelerated MS IT Minor IT Undergraduate Certificate
Program Sheet Program Information Advising Sheet Advising Sheet - Entrepreneurship
Advising Sheet     Advising Sheet - General
Concentration Descriptions      

 


Graduate Programs

MS AIT Applied Cyber Security Graduate Certificate Information Sciences Graduate Certificate
Program Brochure Program Brochure Program Brochure
  Advising Sheet  

2019 - 2020

Undergraduate Programs

BS IT/BS AIT BS Accelerated MS IT Minor IT Undergraduate Certificate
Program Sheet Program Information Program Sheet Advising Sheet - Entrepreneurship
Advising Sheet   Advising Sheet Advising Sheet - General
 

 


Graduate Programs

MS AIT
Advising Sheet

 

2018 - 2019

Undergraduate Programs

BS IT/BS AIT BS Accelerated MS IT Minor IT Undergraduate Certificate
Program Sheet Program Information Program Sheet Advising Sheet 
Advising Sheet Transition Form Advising Sheet  

 


Graduate Programs

MS AIT Applied Cyber Security Graduate Certificate Information Sciences Graduate Certificate
Advising Sheet Advising Sheet Advising Sheet

2017 - 2018

Undergraduate Programs

BS IT/BS AIT IT Minor IT Undergraduate Certificate
Program Sheet Advising Sheet Advising Sheet 
Advising Sheet    

 


Graduate Programs

MS AIT
Program Brochure
Advising Sheet

 

Graduate Academic Advising Documents

Below are advising documents for the current catalog year. Always review the degree requirements for your specific catalog year in the University catalog. Degree requirements for catalog years prior to the current year will be available in the catalog archives.

2023 - 2024

MS AIT Applied Cyber Security Graduate Certificate Information Sciences Graduate Certificate MS INFS
Program Sheet Program Sheet Program Sheet Program Sheet

2022 - 2023

 

MS AIT Applied Cyber Security Graduate Certificate Information Sciences Graduate Certificate
Program Sheet Program Sheet Program Sheet