George Mason University, Volgenau School of Engineering

TechAdvance Registration


Registrations are accepted on a first come basis, therefore early registration is encouraged. We limit most courses to a maximum of 8-15 students in order to ensure a high instructor to student ratio; in hands-on courses each student will sit at a computer in our state-of-the-art computer lab classrooms. You may register by fax, mail or in person. On each course page you can access a printable registration form and/or additional registration information, including the phone, fax and mailing address.

Please note: A University admissions application (degree or non-degree) is not required for the TechAdvance Non-Credit programs.

If you need assistance with registration for any TechAdvance course or program, please call our program advisor at 703-993-1551 or email


Payment of the tuition is required at the time of registration. The following forms of payment are accepted:

Credit card (Visa and Master Card)
Check (made payable to "George Mason University")
SF 182
Purchase Order (include P.O. number, student name, course information, tuition amount, company information to include billing details)


Refund Policy: 

We recognize you may occasionally need to cancel your registration. If you wish to receive a refund or credit toward a future Mason Learning Solutions course, we must receive your cancellation request, in writing, no less than five business days prior to the course start date. All course registration cancellations are subject to a non-refundable $125.00 administrative fee. Students who cancel five business days or more before the published start date of a course will receive a full refund of tuition paid less the administrative fee.  Cancellation requests received four or fewer business days before the published course start date forfeit the entire course registration fee. Registration fee credits must be used within one year.

If you have requested a cancellation and are entitled to a refund, please note it may take several weeks to process based on your method of payment. Checks may take up to 6 weeks since refunds are processed through the Commonwealth of Virginia. Payments will be refunded to the person/company that issued the original check to GMU. Processing refunds to debit or credit cards will vary based on your financial institution and may take several weeks. A $50 fee will be assessed for returned/insufficient funds checks.

George Mason University Executive and Professional Education reserves the right to cancel any program, in which case, a full refund of fees or a transfer will be offered.

Payment Policy:  If anticipated payment is not received by your company/sponsor, you are personally liable for all course fees and Certificates will not be processed until payment is received.

Transfer Policy: 

Transfer requests must be made, in writing, no less than five business days prior to the course start date. Unfortunately, if we do not receive your request at least 5 business days prior to your course start date, there will be a $125 fee assessed to the transfer. Please note the first transfer request, if received five or more business days prior to the course start date, is at no charge to the student. Each subsequent transfer will be assessed a $125 fee. Please note, students will not receive a transfer if a transfer request is received on or after the start date of a course. Transfer requests received on or after the start date of a course forfeit the entire course registration fee.

Attendance Policy: In order to earn your Certificate, you must maintain 80% or better attendance in your course.   
*ITF and Oracle Programs require 80% or better attendance in each separate course to qualify for the Certificate of Completion.
Certificates my take up to one (1) month to process once your program has concluded.

Please note, a calendar of all course dates is available on the website and will be provided in your welcome packet. Mark your personal calendar to ensure you meet all attendance requirements to receive your Certificate of Completion.  Although extenuating circumstances may arise please be aware there are no excused absences. 

Discount Policy: If you register simultaneously with three or more collegues we will grant a 10% discount on tuition for each registering student or, if you are a George Mason University Alumni you will be granted a 10% discount on tuition (only one discount may be applied)!

Weather & Emergency Cancellations:
In the event of inclement weather, students are encouraged to confirm in advance whether class will meet as scheduled. It is George Mason University Executive and Professional Education policy to follow the George Mason University inclement weather policy, regardless of where your class is held.

Please call the George Mason University Executive and Professional Education office at 703-993-2109 for specific instructions. Then, call George Mason’s 24-hour Information Line at 703-993-1000 or visit for up-to-date school cancellations or delays. The local news is also a source of information for you.

Please note that if the University is closed, the Information Line will indicate whether all classes are cancelled at the beginning of the message, otherwise the usual greeting is in place. In the event George Mason closes, your class will be re-scheduled and you will be notified of the rescheduled date(s) and time(s).

Change of Mailing Address:
Please contact George Mason University Executive and Professional Education if you move or change jobs, so you will receive mailings in a timely manner.

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