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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.

Selective Withdrawal and Spring 2018 Schedule Info

Original Email sent to VS-BS-INFT-L on 08 October 2017



The selective withdrawal period started Monday, 02 October 2017 and goes through 27 October 2017. Instructions for how to selectively withdraw from a course for fall 2017 can be found at

Please remember, if you are in a third attempt at a course, if you selectively withdraw from it, you will automatically be terminated from the IT major and the VSE.



The spring 2018 schedule is live for viewing. We recommend you schedule an advising appointment prior to registration opening so you will be amply prepared for creating your desired schedule.

To schedule an appointment with a full time academic advisor to discuss your academic plan, please go to and follow the steps listed. If you have not already created an account, please make sure you create your account using your MASON email address.


Spring 2018 Registration Day/Times

Generic registration times for spring 2018 can be found at

Once the Registrar’s office has assigned them, you will be able to view your specific day/time for spring 2018 registration in PatriotWeb by following these steps:

1.Log in to PatriotWeb
2.Select Student Services
3.Select Registration
4.Select Registration Status, Time Ticket, Override Notification
5.Choose Spring 2018 from the dropdown menu
6.Your assigned day/time appears on this page

Also make note of any holds that may prevent registration and get them resolved ASAP!


Spring 2018 Registration Overrides

The Override Request Form for Spring 2018 is now available at If you need a standard override for a course, you must complete this form. If you know you will need an override, please submit your requests early to ensure your override is entered before your registration day!

Overrides AREĀ needed if

  • 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;
  • You wish to register for a Bridge Course *Override requests for bridge courses must be entered no later than 5pm on 20 December 2017* You may register for bridge courses through 04 January 2018.
  • You need to make a third attempt at a course. You MUST meet with Dr. Islam, the Associate Chair, in order to obtain this override. Email him at to request a meeting. Please DO NOT submit an override request via the system for third attempts.

Overrides ARE NOT needed if

  • 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, you will be administratively removed prior to the start of the semester, and you will be responsible for any financial repercussions of the schedule adjustment.



  • We DO NOT waive prerequisites for any reason. DO NOT submit override requests for courses if you are not eligible for them.
  • It is against department policy to override course capacity.
  • We cannot add you to a waitlist.
  • For IT 492: Senior standing (min 90 credits earned) is required. Although you may be considered a senior by the start of spring 2018, if, when you go to register for IT 492, if you have not yet had min 90 credits GRADED, you are not yet eligible to register for the course. Once you have had at least 90 credits graded, you will be able to add yourself to a waitlist and/or to a section.
  • Please allow at least 3 business days for the processing of overrides. If you submit duplicate requests, your request will be moved to the bottom of the queue.
  • The University will be closed 22-24 November 2017 for Thanksgiving Observance and no overrides will be processed during this time.
  • The University will be closed 22 Dec 2017-03 January 2018 for Winter Break and no overrides will be processed during this time.