Welcome to Mason! As a new transfer student, orientation is an important first step in your transition to the university. Because a lot of information is covered in orientation and we want you to receive important academic information so you can plan out your upcoming semesters, the Criminology, Law & Society Department invites you to schedule a pre-orientation session. This will be a one-on-one meeting with your assigned advisor where you will (1) review your transfer credits, (2) learn about your program requirements, (3) discuss a recommended course schedule for your first semester, and (4) learn about additional resources that will help you maximize your time at Mason.
No, pre-orientation is optional. You can meet with an advisor during the transfer orientation session you register to attend. Pre-orientation allows you 30 minutes of uninterrupted time with your assigned advisor to thoroughly review your record and goals. If you complete a pre-orientation session, you will only need to attend the morning events of your scheduled transfer orientation session. This will help you get a head start with your academics and begin building a rapport with your assigned advisor.
CLS advisor assignments are based on the first letter of the student's last name as follows:
Pre-orientation appointments are offered Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays between 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. You must first activate your Masonlive email account to access the appointment scheduling system. Instructions for setting up your email can be found on the ITS website here.
Once your email is active, please visit http://gmu.campus.eab.com and reserve your appointment. Step-by-step appointment scheduling instructions can be found here. Make sure to note that you are coming in for “pre-orientation advising” in the comments section.
Make sure to also complete the pre-orientation form on the Admissions website so the posting of your transfer credits will be expedited.