GSC New Student Guide
Welcome to the Georgia Tech CoC! This document provides a
concise guide to the orientation process.
Before you arrive:
- GTID#: Look up your ID number.
- Parking:A car is highly recommended in Atlanta. Parking is limited on campus so register as early as possible. You can register online
It will cost you around $650 per year.
Here is a map
Here are some recommended lots by building:
Not sure, W23 is a good option.
- CCB (Systems, Theory, Programming languages, Info Sec) W23, W24, W21
- CRB (Software engineering, database, some LS&T, TAs, no lab group) W23, W25, W26
- TSRB (HCI, Graphics, IS, Robotics, some LS&T) E82, E81
- Health Forms and TB Screening: Take a TB test and get these forms filled:
(1) Medical Entrance Form, (2)
TB Screening Form, and (3)
- Housing: The Regency Suites and the Georgia Tech Hotel are two hotels near campus. You can find apartment listings in the Atlanta Journal Constitution (local newspaper) or
Creative Loafing (local weekly). Georgia Tech Housing is another option.
The Georgia Tech newsgroup git.ads often has postings for housing options near
and is a good source of used furniture (news server news.gatech.edu).
Note, a car is highly recommended in Atlanta.
When you're here:
- Student ID: Go to the Buzzcard Office and get your student ID. Cost $25. Get a dual-proxy card.
- University Computer Account: Go to the OIT resource center on the ground floor of the library and get your Georgia Tech account login and password. You should get the password for your computing account gtg#### and your staff account aa##. The staff account is useful for accessing HR and payroll related websites.
- Department Computer Account: Fill out an account form to get your CoC account.
- Hiring Forms and Payroll: You will need: social security card, passport, and drivers license. Representatives
will be available during graduate orientation.
- Health Insurance: Georgia Tech offers Student Health Insurance.
Note, international students must take the Georgia Tech health insurance.
- State of Georgia: Visit the Georgia DMVS and get new plates and a license. You can register to vote at the DMVS as well.
WARNING: The registrar and the bursar are the two most inflexible entities in the university. Make sure your fees are paid, and you are properly registered before the deadlines. Do this as soon as possible and regardless of any discrepancy that appears on your account.
The deadlines can be found on the Registration Calendar.
Oscar is your gateway to the bursar and registrar's office. The login defaults are
user id = gtID# PIN = 6 digit birthday (MMDDYY).
Fees:Use Oscar to pay your fees.
Note: Georgia Tech does not accept credit cards. To use the WebCheck option you need a checking account.
Registering for Classes: Use Oscar to register for classes.
Minimum for GRA/GTA/GSA: 12 cr hrs where 9 cr hrs are pass/fail (PF) or letter grade (LG).
NOTE: You cannot add or drop a class after add/drop date.
You cannot withdraw from a class after the withdraw date.
Both dates are unreasonably early, so plan ahead.
One strategy: take a minimum of 3 cr hrs audit. Take 9 cr hrs + ( number of cr hrs of class you
might drop) PF or LG.
Holidays are listed on the Academic Calendar.
Note the Breadth Requirements and form . Additionally, do not forget
the Minor Requirement
'So You've Decided to Come to Tech' Guide: another guide for new Ph. D. students
Tech Student's Guide To Atlanta: useful information about Atlanta
Graduate Orientation: official page, lists your obligations to the university (not your department)
Last modified: Mon Jan 3 12:32:23 EST 2005
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