Undergraduate Academic Advising

GMU English Advising

ATTENTION: All advising will be offered online until further notice. Please contact Laura Scott (lscott@gmu.edu) with questions.


Keeping Track of Your Progress

Meeting with your advisor at least once a semester is the best way to make sure you're on track for academic success, but you can also monitor your progress on Patriot Web by running your own degree evaluation through Degree Works.

Reviewing your degree evaluation before you come to the office can help you ask more specific questions and make better use of your time with an advisor. 

Advising Reference Materials

Major Program Requirements

Please consult Laura Scott (lscott@gmu.edu) if you have questions about requirements from older catalog years

Catalog Year 2019-2020

Catalog Year 2018-2019

How to Run your Degree Evaluation How to Run your Degree Evaluation

Mason Core Requirements for English Majors

Mason Core Requirements vary based on your Catalog Year. You can access older Catalog requirements via the University Catalog Archives; however, it is always better to check with your advisor if you're unsure if a course satisfies your degree requirements


Mason Core Reference Sheet (2018-2019)

Sample Four-Year Plan 

These are only examples of possible paths through the program. There is plenty of room to customize your path to graduation. Meet with your advisor to make sure that your schedule fits your personal needs and goals

Catalog Year 2019-2020

BA English Sample Four-Year Plan (2019-20)

BFA Creative Writing Sample Four-Year Plan (2019-20)

Catalog Year 2018-2019

BA English Sample Four-Year Plan (2018-19)

BFA Creative Writing Sample Four-Year Plan (2018-19)

Contact Us 

Laura Ellen Scott is a Creative Writing Professor and the English Department Academic Coordinator. You can reach Professor Scott by email at lscott@gmu.edu or by phone at (703) 993-1179.