Dear Students,
Now that the spring semester is over I hope you will take some time to relax - perhaps just for a day !  I hope you all had a successful semester.

If you have not yet done so, please register now for your fall classes on Patriot Web.  You may make changes to your schedule  (add or drop classes) until two weeks after classes start, but many times graduate-level classes are canceled for low enrollment and we want to ensure the class you need will be offered. 

For students who need to maintain full-time status for visa, financial aid or health insurance purposes, 9 credits per semester is considered full time.  If you have a GRA or a GTA and will be taking less than 9 credits, please fill in the full-time equivalent form found on 
PhD students who are taking 1 credit of BIOS 999 and need to be certified as full time may fill out the form on

If you will be working with a professor this fall on a lab rotation (BIOS 703) or a directed study (BIOL 693, BIOS 898, 899), please send me an email to request the CRN to register with.  Directed studies forms are found on .   An email from the professor giving permission for a lab rotation is needed.  I would like to have you register now for lab rotations and independent study courses.

Please send the forms to my attention at MS 1H8, email them as an attachment, or fax to 993-8976.

Any questions about your degree program or course requirements please let me know!  I am happy to assist you.

Thank you,
Diane St. Germain
Diane St. Germain

Diane St. Germain

Coordinator, Biology and Biosciences

Graduate Academic Programs

Molecular and Microbiology Dept.

George Mason University

MS 1H8, 10900 University Blvd. Manassas, VA 20110

Phone (703) 993-4263, Fax (703) 993-8976