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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.

Welcome to the Fall 2016 Semester

We hope that your first two weeks of the semester have been great and that you’re enjoying your courses as well as the student life at Mason.


  1. Add/Drop
    For the full fall 2016 semester calendar, please visit the Registrar’s calendar.
    Last day to add/drop classes
    Midterm progress reporting period
    Selective withdrawal period (for undergraduates)
  2. Changing Your Major to IT
    The last day to change your major to IT for the fall 2016 semester was 06 September 2016. The earliest you will be eligible to declare would be after final grades are submitted for the semester, provided you meet the eligibility requirements, listed here.
  3. Study Abroad Opportunity
    Consider studying abroad in Barcelona this winter break while earning credit for IT 341!
    09-20 January 2017, led by Dr. Khondkar Islam
    For more information, contact Denise Ellese-Mdahuar at, 703.993.2155 or by visiting the Study Abroad website.
  4. Advising Appointments
    Don’t forget to schedule an advising appointment with one of the IST Department full time academic advisors! Our faculty are also advisors, so utilize them for career and concentration advising!
  5. Tutoring
    Having trouble in a course? There are a number of resources that can help you succeed:

    1. First, and most importantly, stay in contact with the instructor of the course. They are there to help you.
    2. If there is a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) assigned to the course, reach out to them. They are also there to help you.
    3. Seek out a peer mentor from GMU STARS Alliance Organization, which offers tutoring in a number of IT courses.
    4. Seek out a tutor from VSE Peer Advising, which offers tutoring in a number of IT courses.


  1. Transfer Nation
    TODAY, Thursday, 08 September 2016 in the Corner Pocket (HUB), from 11:30am-1:30pm

    Transfer Nation is an informal social event, sponsored by the Welcome 2 Mason Committee, designed to help transfer students connect with academic units, advisors, and other transfer students.

  2. VSE Ice Cream Social
    TODAY, Thursday, 08 September 2016 in Nguyen Engineering Atrium, from 2-4pm
    Tickets are required, so stop by 2500 Nguyen Engineering to get one!
  3. Welcome2Mason Events

  4. Career Fair
    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 in Johnson Center Dewberry Hall, from 11am-4pm
    Science, Technology, Engineering and Math focus
    For more information, visit University Career Services.