Change of Major FAQ’s

Posted: June 12, 2019 at 7:55 am, Last Updated: June 12, 2019 at 8:50 am

  What is the new change of major procedure? If the form is submitted to our office after the last day to add for that semester, we will process the form for the following term. For example: If we receive the form in November, we will create a spring record and update the major. This […]

Transcript Request for Pick-up

Posted: April 19, 2013 at 10:32 am, Last Updated: September 8, 2020 at 11:44 am

AS OF MARCH 2020, TRANSCRIPTS ARE NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP. PLEASE CHECK BACK TO SEE WHEN PICK-UP WILL BE AN OPTION. Fairfax Campus Only Students have the option of picking up their official transcripts at the Mason Student Services Center at the Fairfax Campus. Prior to picking up your transcript, please ensure: An order […]

Transcript PDF Transcript Delivery

Posted: April 19, 2013 at 10:32 am, Last Updated: March 11, 2020 at 1:20 pm

A PDF transcript is an electronically delivered official George Mason University transcript. It is delivered in a secure and encrypted PDF format. The recipient will be emailed instructions on how to download the PDF transcript. Once downloaded, this PDF transcript should be saved in a secure location as it will become ineligible for downloading seven […]

Order a Transcript through Parchment

Posted: April 19, 2013 at 9:05 am, Last Updated: July 22, 2022 at 10:36 am

Former students, alumni, or Envision students who wish to order a transcript should click on the Parchment image below: When ordering through Parchment, you may be required to provide consent authorizing release of your academic transcript before your order can be processed. Your order will be processed upon receipt unless you have requested that it […]

Order a Transcript through Patriot Web

Posted: April 19, 2013 at 9:02 am, Last Updated: March 11, 2020 at 1:15 pm

**Please use either Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox when ordering transcripts via Patriot Web.** Students with a Mason NetID and password may order transcripts from Patriot Web by following the steps below: Logon to Patriot Web. Select Student Services. Select Student Records. Select Order Official Transcript. Your transcript request is securely linked to the Parchment […]

Course Syllabi and Descriptions

Posted: April 12, 2013 at 4:55 pm, Last Updated: June 24, 2022 at 3:52 pm

All course descriptions can be found in the University Catalog Archives. A list of subject codes and their descriptions can be found at You must contact the department for copies of course syllabi.

Subject Codes

Posted: April 12, 2013 at 4:52 pm

This is a list of all subject codes in alphabetical order used at Mason. Not all subject codes are currently active. This table is maintained for purposes of preserving historical records. Code Description ACCT Accounting ADEC Associate Degree Elect Credit ADJ Administration of Justice AFAM African American Studies AG American Government (1960s) AIT Applied Information […]

What is the Solomon Amendment?

Posted: April 12, 2013 at 4:51 pm, Last Updated: December 18, 2020 at 1:43 pm

The Solomon Amendment is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education to provide “student recruitment information” for all students who are at least seventeen (17) years of age and enrolled for at least one credit hour at their institution to military recruiters. The Department of Education has determined that the Solomon Amendment supersedes […]

What is Directory Information?

Posted: April 12, 2013 at 4:50 pm, Last Updated: June 28, 2019 at 1:42 pm

Directory Information at Mason consists of the following: Student Name Major Field of Study Dates of Attendance Enrollment Status Previous Institutions Class Level Degrees and Awards Received Photographs Participation in Officially Recognized Sports and Activities Weight and Height of Athletes Mason defines the following as Limited Directory Information: *Student ID (G Number) *Date of Birth This information […]

Unofficial Transcripts for Students

Posted: April 12, 2013 at 4:46 pm, Last Updated: September 30, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Unofficial transcripts are available to currently-enrolled and former students at George Mason at no charge, and can be accessed through Patriot Web. The unofficial transcript may be used to confirm such things as verification of degrees earned, enrollment and grades.  It contains a comprehensive record of academic information including: coursework, grades, credit hours, grade point average, academic program information, […]