Advising Hours for Undergraduates

The Economics Department offers appointments to students seeking Undergraduate Academic Advising. If you have a simple question, make sure you check out the FAQs page to see if the answer is there.

Summer and fall 2021 Advising

To schedule undergraduate advising, or if you have a general advising question, email to request an advising appointment.

For the summer and fall 2021 semesters, currently all advising is conducted by virtual appointments. Do not use the campus advising scheduler to schedule advising appointments. 

If you are an international student and require assistance related to your student visa, please email

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 send an email requesting advising, it is required you include your Mason G#. Please include detailed questions about your advising needs in your email, so we may better assist you.

If you are uncertain of what courses you need to register for, 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.

Many advising questions (e.g., how to declare an Economics major/minor) may be answered in the helpful links, below.

  • Visit the Advising FAQs at the Economics department’s Undergraduate FAQs
  • If you need to change your major to ECON, add a concentration, or declare an ECON minor, download the appropriate form from the Registrar’s website. Complete and sign the form, scan it, and email it as a PDF to
  • Additional student forms are available at the College of Humanities & Social Sciences Policies and Procedures web page.
  • Student campus support information is available at the Mason Care Network Resource List web page.

2021 COVID Precautions:

Remember to do your part by wearing your face covering, observing social distancing, completing the Mason COVID Health Check, practicing good hygiene, and staying home if you are unwell. Find information and read timely updates on the Safe Return to Campus site.