Pre-Orientation Advising for New Transfer Students

Check back in late April for an update on advising for Fall 2024 admits.


Welcome to Mason!  As a new transfer student, orientation is an important first step in your transition to the university. We created a set of virtual orientation modules that you can complete prior to beginning at Mason. 

The virtual orientation content contains short videos and resources for many things related to your undergraduate experience (degree requirements, transfer credits, registration information) that can be done at your own pace. We request that you complete the transfer student virtual orientation modules before attending orientation or scheduling an appointment with your assigned academic advisor.  By doing so, we can have a more thoughtful conversation that addresses questions and concerns specific to your unique circumstances if you already have an understanding of your academic requirements.

Upon completion of the virtual orientation modules in Blackboard, we invite you to schedule a pre-orientation advising appointment with your assigned advisor.  Many students enjoy the opportunity to have a one-on-one discussion with their assigned advisor prior to orientation.    You can use this time to address any questions or concerns you have about your Mason degree requirements or transfer credits, discuss your anticipated classes, and identify resources and opportunities that will help you maximize your time at Mason.  Students who complete a pre-orientation advising appointment are also able to enroll in classes before their orientation date.