Registration

Major Restrictions - Mechanical Engineering does not remove their major restrictions at any time during the registration process.  Students from other majors who wish to take ME or NRE classes may request a permit to override the major restriction.


Basic Registration Information


Overrides, Overloads & Waitlists

Restrictions on Classes, Campus Codes, Summer Semester

 

Finding Specific Courses in OSCAR



Spring 2017 Registration Dates

Oct 14Schedule of Classes Available Through OSCAR
Oct 21 @ 6 PMTime Tickets Available for Phase 1 Registration
Oct 24 - Nov 11Phase 1 Registration (closes at 4:00 PM on last day)
Jan 3Time Tickets Available for Phase 2 Registration
Jan 5 - 13Phase 2 Registration (closes at 4:00 PM on last day)
Jan 9First Day of Classes
Jan 13 @ 4 PM ESTLast Day to Register for Classes (closes at 4:00 PM on last day)

 

Summer 2017 Registration Dates

Mar 9Schedule of Classes Available Through OSCAR
Mar 24 @ 6 PMTime Tickets Available for Phase 1 Registration
Mar 27 - May 19Phase 1 Registration (closes at 4:00 PM on last day)
May 15First Day of Classes
May 19Last Day to Register for Classes (closes at 4:00 PM on last day)

 

Fall 2017 Registration Dates

Mar 9Schedule of Classes Available Through OSCAR
Mar 24 @ 6 PMTime Tickets Available for Phase 1 Registration
Mar 27 - May 19Phase 1 Registration (closes at 4:00 PM on last day)
Aug 11 @ 6 PMTime Tickets Available for Phase 2 Registration
Aug 12 - 25Phase 2 Registration (closes at 4:00 PM on last day)
Aug 18 @ ~9 AMWaitlists Begin to Run
Aug 21First Day of Classes
Aug 25Last Day to Register for Classes (closes at 4:00 PM on last day)

All registration dates are subject to change and must be verified with the Registrar's Calendar.

Summer Sessions

There are 3 sessions available during the summer. Specific dates are on the registrar's calendar. Registration for all summer sessions occurs at the same time. There are no special registration times for the short summer sessions; registration for all 3 summer sessions will occur during the regular registration times.

  • Early Summer Session (5 weeks) - Some humanities and social science electives are available in this session but there are no ME, Math, Physics or COE classes during this session. Classes offered during this session have a section code of SSx or ESx (where x is an optional number).
  • Regular Summer Session (11 weeks) - All ME, COE, PHYS and MATH classes are the full summer session. All classes have regular sections codes, ex. A, B, etc.
  • Late Summer Session (5 weeks) - These classes can be taken by all students. Some humanities and social science electives are available in this session but there are no ME, Math, Physics or COE classes during this session. Classes offered during this session have a section code of SSx or LSx (where x is an optional number).
  • Finding which Session the Class is Offered - There are 2 main ways to see which summer session a class is being offered.
    • To see which session a class is being offered, click on the hyperlinked CRN number from the Class Look Up Screen in OSCAR. The Date Range will appear on the next screen.
    • To get one list of all of the classes being offered in a particular summer session, follow these instructions.

Campus Restrictions - Is this Class Offered in Atlanta?

  • Campus restriction errors occur if you try to register for a class not offered in Atlanta. All Atlanta classes have a campus code (CMP) of 'A'.
  • Classes offered at any location other than Atlanta, usually have a section code starting with R or Q. (ex. RMZ, RCC, RPK, ROX, R, QUP, etc.)
  • How to View the Campus Code for a Class
    • Look at the class listing in OSCAR. Click here for instructions and screen shots.
    • Find the column labeled CMP. CMP stands for campus code.
    • Only classes with a CMP (campus code) of 'A' are in Atlanta.
    • Any other campus code will give you a campus restriction error.

Registration Basics

Overrides (Overloads, Permits and Prerequisite)

  • Override Types - If you need an override, please make sure that you understand what you need! If you ask for the wrong thing, you will still not be able to register for classes.
    • Restricted Class Permit Overrides - Resolves the following registration errors:
      • Major Restriction
      • Class Restriction
      • Level Restriction
      • Permit Required
    • Overload Overrides - If you cannot register for a class because it is full, then you need an overload override. Resolves the following error:
      • Closed Section
    • Pre-Requisite Overrides - If you do not have the correct prerequisites or co-requisites for a class, you need a pre-requisite override. Resolves the following error:
      • Preq & Test Score Error
    • Duplicate Overrides - If you are taking 2 courses with the same CRN number but different sections. (Ex: NRE 4803 A & NRE 4803 B). Resolves the following error:
      • Dupl Crse (Duplicate Course)
  • Overloads
    • Classes that are using the wait list option do not have any options for overloads. You must register for the waitlist.
    • Waitlists are being used for all of the ME and NRE classes, therefore we are not giving any overloads to ME or NRE classes.
  • How to Make an Override Request
    • If the class you are requesting does not show up in OSCAR using the instructions below, then click here for more information.
      • COE 2001/3001 (Pre-req Overrides and Restricted Class Permits):  Send an email with your request type, the exact section you want (2-3 sections is best), name and GTID to register@me.gatech.edu.  COE does not give overloads to COE 2001 or COE 3001 because they are using waitlists.
      • MSE 2001 (Pre-req Overrides and Restricted Class Permits): Send an email with your request type, the exact section you want (2-3 sections is best), name and GTID to register@me.gatech.edu.  MSE 2001 does not give overloads to MSE 2001.
    • Override requests can only be made during active registration periods. See the registrar's calendar for registration dates.
    • Log onto Buzzport.
    • Select Registration - OSCAR.
    • Select Student Services & Financial Aid.
    • Select Registration.
    • Select Registration Override Request.
    • Follow the instructions to submit the override request.
    • If you are requesting a pre-requisite override for a class that is not yet posted on your GT transcript, then you need to send a copy of your transcript (unofficial is OK) from where you took the class to register@me.gatech.edu.
    • If your override is approved, you must still register for the class. The override does not automatically register you for the course.
    • Overrides will typically be answered within 48 hours of the request. You will receive an e-mail telling you if the request was approved or denied.
  • Viewing the Status of Override Requests
    • All override requests made through OSCAR can be tracked and monitored using the following instructions:
      • Log onto Buzzport.
      • Select Registration - OSCAR.
      • Select Student Services & Financial Aid.
      • Select Registration.
      • Select Registration Override Request Status.
      • Students will receive an e-mail when requests made through OSCAR have been processed.
    • All issued permits and overrides can be viewed on OSCAR with the Permits & Pre-Req Information Instructions.

WaitLists

  • Waitlist is an optional function that departments may decide to use. It allows students to sign up for the waitlist for a course that is closed. Waitlist is exactly what it sounds like; you are not registered for the course but you are in line waiting to register for the course. You will need to wait for everybody else who is in line before you to register before you.
  • Once a student has waitlisted for a course section, he or she will receive notification via email if a seat becomes available in that section.
  • If a seat becomes available, students will have 12 hours to register for the course section after the email notification is sent.  Students who do not register in that 12 hour time frame will lose their seat in the class and on the waitlist.
  • Waitlisted students are notified on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • If a class section uses a waitlist, then no overloads are given in that class. There are no exceptions to this.
  • Waitlist is NOT registration and does not guarantee enrollment in the course.  All students should plan accordingly.
  • Click here for instructions to identify course sections that use the waitlist option.
  • Click here for instructions to waitlist for the course section.
  • If you drop a class that you are registered for and the class is using a waitlist, you will not be able to get the class back without using the waitlist. You will need to register for the waitlist, and you will be last in the queue.
  • During phase 2 registration, waitlists will run only after all students have a time ticket.  This is usually at least 5 days into phase 2 registration.

 

Foreign Language Classes

  • Use the modern language web site for registration information.
  • Registration in ARBC, CHIN, GRMN, JAPN, KOR, or RUSS courses does not require a permit.
  • During the first week (sometimes two weeks) of Phase I registration, all SPAN courses and some FREN and GRMN courses are restricted to registration by EIA, GEML, HTS, IAML, INTA, and STAC majors only. If you are not one of these majors, you will get a "major restriction" error if you try to register. Courses with available seats will open up to all students after the restricted period (normally 24 hours after freshmen have begun to register).
  • Students in the International Plan or pursuing declared foreign language minors are eligible to request a permit during this time period.
  • Students who want to begin study of a language they have never studied before should start in the 1001 course.
  • Click here for information about on-line language classes.
  • Online placement tests are available to and required of students continuing study of CHIN, FREN, GRMN, JAPN, SPAN, and RUSS from high school to determine their correct entry-level course. Students taking the placement tests need to bring a copy of their scores to the first class meeting so that their eligibility for the course can be verified.
  • Students who self-place themselves into language courses without following the modern language guidelines and procedures will be asked to leave that course to try to register for the correct one with no guarantee that a seat will be available to them.

Level Restriction Errors (Undergraduates taking Grad Classes)

  • If you wish to take a graduate class in another department, please contact the advisor in that department for instructions.
  • Undergraduate students are not allowed to take ME 6753, ME 6754, ME 6789, ME 6792 and ME 6799. In addition, undergraduates are not allowed to take seminar classes or teaching practicum classes.
  • BS/MS Students Only - This is for students who have already been accepted to the BS/MS Program in ME or NRE.
    • Submit a Restricted Class Permit Override for the class.
    • State in the request reason that you are a BS/MS student.
    • NRE students must have a 3.2 GPA to take a graduate level class.
    • You will be notified through e-mail when the permit is issued.
    • You then need to e-mail the registrar's office and ask for a level restriction override.
    • After the level restriction override is given, make sure you register for the class.
  • All Other Undergraduate ME/NRE Students
    • NRE students must have a 3.2 GPA to take a graduate level class.
    • Obtain permission from the professor teaching the class and have the professor forward the okay to register@me.gatech.edu.

Finding Specific Classes in OSCAR (Humanities, Social Science, Classes with Specific Credit Hours)

The instructions below can show students how to use OSCAR to find specific classes being offered each semester. Examples are finding humanities electives, social science electives and classes that are specific hours (ex. finding all 1 hour classes that are being offered).

  1. Log into Buzzport
  2. Select Registration - OSCAR
  3. Select Registration
  4. Select Look Up Classes
  5. Select the Term and press Submit
  6. Select Advanced Search
  7. Select all of the Subject codes by clicking on the first option.  Then press and hold SHIFT on the keyboard, scroll down to the bottom of the list and click on the last subject code
    • To Find Humanities and Social Sciences: In the Attribute Type box, select the attribute that you are looking for
    • To Find Classes with Specific Credit Hours: In the Credit Hours box, type in the credits you are looking for
    • To Find Classes Offered during a Specific Summer Semester:  In the Part of Term box, select the specific summer session you are looking for (Early Short Summer Session, Later Short Summer Session or Full Term Session)
  8. Select Section Search
  9. You will now see a list of all of the classes that are being offered in that semester, for the particular attribute you selected

Pre-Requisite, Restriction Information and Notes about Classes

  • It is your responsibility to check the pre-reqs before you register for a class! OSCAR will not allow you to register for classes without the correct pre-reqs and co-reqs.
  • Pre-reqs and Co-Reqs on the NRE Programs of Study - All pre-reqs and co-reqs* for required classes are listed on the NRE Program of Study. The bottom section of the class box lists the pre-reqs for each class.
    • No pre-req overrides will be given for classes requiring a pre-req of a class that you plan to take somewhere other than Georgia Tech. You will need to add those classes during phase 2 registration, after your transfer credit is on your transcript.
  • Summer Classes as Pre-reqs for Fall Classes
    • When registering for fall semester, any classes that you have already registered for in the summer will satisfy the pre-req or co-req requirement for the class in the fall. For example, if you register for MATH 2551 this summer you will then satisfy the pre-reqs for the MATH 3670 in the fall. You can add MATH 3670 to your fall schedule.
    • If for some reason you drop/fail/do not take a summer class that is a pre-req to a fall class, the fall class will automatically be dropped from your fall schedule. This will happen just before phase 2 registration for fall semester.
    • If you plan to take both summer and fall classes, you must register for your summer classes before you can add your fall classes. If you have not registered for summer classes which are required as a pre-req for a fall class, then you will not be able to register for those fall classes due to pre-requisite errors.
    • Pre-requisite overrides will not be given for classes that you plan to take outside of Georgia Tech. You must show a transcript of your grades to request a pre-requisite override.
  • Pre-Reqs, Restrictions and Class Information Listed in OSCAR - Use the procedure below to view details about classes listed in OSCAR.
    • Log onto Buzzport.
    • Select Registration - OSCAR.
    • Select Student Services & Financial Aid.
    • Select Registration.
    • Select Look Up Classes.
    • Select the Term and press Submit.
    • Select the subject you are interested in and press Course Search.
    • Select the class number and press View Sections.
    • After the classes are listed on the screen, click on the hyper linked CRN Number of the class.
    • Any footnotes, comments or notes about the classes are listed on this screen. If the class is a special problems class, the class title should be listed here.
    • Click on the hyper linked Title of the Class.
    • The pre-requisites and restrictions of the class are listed on that screen.