College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.


School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

We may be biased, but we think the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is one of the best places to be a student at Mason. As you transition to a CEHD student, there are a few steps you need to take to make sure you are are properly oriented and registered for the fall semester.

As a transfer student, you have the opportunity to receive academic advisement before your scheduled orientation date. Getting pre-advised will allow you priority class registration and present you with the opportunity for early dismissal from your scheduled orientation session later this summer. To reap these benefits make sure to complete the following steps immediately:

  1. Visit the Transfer Student Pre-Orientation Advising Page and complete the intake form. You will need your G Number.

    Why is this important? On this page you will verify that you have successfully submitted your $250 Enrollment Deposit, which will prompt the Admission Office to prioritize the review of transferable courses.

  2. Verify that your previously earned credits successfully transfer to Mason.

    Why is this important? You do not want to have to pay to retake classes you have already taken. Review the Transfer Credit Policies to understand the criteria used by Admissions on your Transfer Evaluations. You are responsible for providing your final transcript to the Office of Admissions so that your credits can be evaluated. Lastly, visit Patriot Web to verify if your credits have been successfully assessed through Degree Works.

  3. Complete the CEHD Pre-Orientation Advising Questionnaire and register for a Pre-Orientation Advising Session.

    Why is this important? Completing the questionnaire will allow the advisors to have information on your needs that will help them better understand how to prepare for your advising session. Also, it will let us know which date we will be expecting you so that we can have your materials available

  4. Attend a CEHD Pre-Orientation Advising Session.

    Why is this important? We want you to be informed of the resources available to you through CEHD, and want you to get registered for courses early. Schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor. Click on the name of your program and it will direct you to your program’s advising page where you can request an individual advising appointment.

  5. Register for classes.

    Why is this important? Classes fill up fast! You want to get registered for the courses you need as soon as possible. Your advisors will assist you on how to register for classes.

  6. Upload your Mason ID photo.

    Why is this important? Mason’s ID card provides access to your residence hall, Mason Money for dining, library access, free entry to athletic games, and more! If a suitable photo is uploaded and approved, your ID card will be waiting for you at the end of University orientation. This will save you time and guarantee your photo is one that you like. Instructions can be found here.

  7. Attend University orientation.

    Why is this important? Registering for classes is just one aspect of what you need to do before classes begin to ensure you are prepared for success. University orientation will connect you with peers and staff; inform you of university and college policies; introduce you to campus resources; provide you with your student ID; and so much more.