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Volgenau School of Engineering
The B.S. in Information Technology degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

George Mason University is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research and Education.

IST Announcements, 10/15/2015

In this issue:

  • Spring 2016 Registration Advising
  • Spring 2016 Registration Overrides
  • Graduating Senior Exit Assessment
  • Selective Withdrawal Period
  • National Society of Black Engineers Mixer

Spring 2016 Registration Advising
The Spring 2016 Class Schedule is now available for viewing in PatriotWeb.  You should use the time between now and registration to develop a course plan and meet with an advisor to make sure you are on track.  Spring 2016 registration will begin in early November.  Advising appointments are already filling up!  You are strongly encouraged to book your appointment now to ensure you get a spot on a day/time that works for you!  We cannot accept walk-ins.

Spring 2016 Registration Overrides
The Override Request Form for Spring 2016 is now available.  If you need an override for a course, you must complete this form.  Submit your requests early to ensure your override is entered before your registration day!

Overrides are needed if:

  1. You have a substitution or waiver for a course that is a prerequisite for a course you wish to register for in Spring.  You can view your substitutions/waivers in your Degree Evaluation.
  2. You wish to register for a Bridge Course.
  3. You need to make a third attempt at a course.  You MUST meet with an advisor in order to obtain this override.

Overrides are NOT needed if:

  1. You are currently registered for a course that is a prerequisite for a course you wish to take in Spring. The system assumes you will pass your current course, and will allow you to register for the next course.  If you do not pass the current course, you must drop the subsequent course before the Spring term begins.  If you do not, we will manually drop you, and you will be responsible for any financial repercussions of the schedule adjustment.

Reminders: We do not waive prerequisites for any reason.  Do NOT submit override requests for courses if you are not eligible for them.  Additionally, please allow 3 business days for the processing of overrides.  If you submit duplicate requests, your request will be moved to the bottom of the queue.

Graduating Senior Exit Assessment
Graduating in December?  Your VSE Exit Assessment must be completed by tomorrow (10/16).  You must return a signed copy of the confirmation page to the IST office.

Selective Withdrawal Period
The Selective Withdrawal Period will run through October 30.  Remember: Undergraduate Degree-Seeking students may request a maximum of three selective withdrawals during their entire undergraduate career.  Use them wisely!  We recommend you meet with an advisor before pursuing this route.

National Society of Black Engineers Mixer
The National Society of Black Engineers is holding their second annual mixer on October 20th at 6:30pm in the JC Bistro. This event is aimed to create better relationships between faculty, alumni and STEM related student organizations. There will be panel discussions, a variety of companies present for networking purposes, and dinner provided by Famous Dave’s Catering.

Register here: