MCN Success Coaching Documents

The following documents are important for students to review before their Success Coaching appointments. These forms will help inform your academic advising meetings with your Success Coach as well as what courses meet the requirements for specific majors, minors, and the Mason Core. Please consult these documents each semester as you prepare to register for classes with the help of your Success Coach.


Mason Core Worksheet

Majors at Mason – 2020

Minors at Mason – 2020

MCN Exploratory Advising Worksheet 2020

MCN Focus Wheel


We recommend you watch our College 101 video, which will help walk you through what the Mason Care Network Success Coaches can assist you with, and what you can expect in your appointments with a Coach.


Transfer Credits:

Mason transfers credits directly from the original institutions on a course-by-course basis. Undergraduate transfer applicants can use the Transfer Credit Matrix to see how credit from other institutions have previously transferred to Mason. It is important to note that the Transfer Credit Matrix only shows classes that have previously transferred, and is not comprehensive of every credit from your institution. As long as your credits are from a regionally-accredited institution and we offer an equivalent course, you should receive transfer credit. Please keep in mind that Mason only transfers a maximum of 75 credits from two-year institutions and a total maximum of 90 credits if a student attended a four-year institution or multiple institutions combined. Check here for more information about our credit policies.


The university also grants credit for a variety of examinations, such as the AP or CLEP exams, provided students obtained the requisite score. If you took an exam and want to see if you will receive credit, you can check the full listing of scores required and the credit granted on the Academic Credit by Exam chart.


After you’ve been accepted and have registered for Orientation, you will receive a transfer credit evaluation in the form of a Transfer Equivalency Worksheet. If there are missing classes on this worksheet, you will need to submit a Transfer Credit Inquiry Form or email highlighting the courses you’re missing and the institution you received them from. More often than not, students are missing credit because we did not receive an updated transcript before their transfer credit evaluation was completed. If you are worried that your updated transcript may not have been received and you have already sent it, we can check your records for you if you contact us.