Dear MS EE and MS CPE Students,

I hope all of you are having a good start to your semester!

All student advising for this fall will be conducted electronically via email, phone, Webex, or other electronic platforms. There will be no scheduled in-person advising. Do not use the campus advising scheduler to schedule advising appointments. 

Please follow the instructions below for receiving remote advising. 

To request advising support: Each Master’s student in the ECE department is assigned a faculty advisor. You were notified last week via email about who your assigned advisor is for this semester. If at any point you lose this information, you may email the ECE department at [log in to unmask] to request the information to be resent to you.

Although we expect the majority of advising to be conducted via email, depending on the advisor’s preference, one-one meetings may be scheduled with the advisor via phone, Webex, or similar platforms on a case-by-case basis. In some cases, in-person meetings may also be held if mutually agreed upon with your advisor, following GMU’s safety guidelines.

As a first step, email your advisor (from your GMU account) with any advising needs. Make sure you include your full name and G number. Be aware some responses may take one business day or more, depending on the nature of the advising request, or the volume of advising emails.

If you need guidance on registration for spring 2021 classes, create a course schedule (include first and second choice courses) once the schedule is published on Patriotweb and email it to your advisor for review. Please be very specific in your email about your questions or advising needs. 

If you are uncertain of what requirements you need to complete, use Degree Works in Patriot Web. It is a "virtual advisor" that will show you what requirements are missing from your degree plan. See this guide for instructions on how to use Degree Works. You may also access your program requirements and policies by visiting the catalog.

Additional Information:

·    Visit the ECE Advising Page for information on resources for current MS students

            ·   Visit Mason Engineering Graduate Student Resources page for additional information and VSE policies

·    Many of the standard forms are available on the Registrar’s website and forms can be electronically sent either as a pdf or by scanning/taking clear pictures of the forms for advisor’s review.

·    Student campus support information is available at the Mason Care Network Resource List web page.

·    Keep updated with campus announcements about Coronavirus/COVID-19 at Mason's Coronavirus Information page

Best wishes to you all for a successful semester!

P. Kurtay