Undergraduate Academic Policies, Procedures, and Forms

Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing exams for CS 1301 and 1331 are given the first week of fall and spring semester.  Eligible students should see Cathy Dunnahoo in CCB 115 to complete the paperwork.  Georgia Tech charges $90 to take the Advanced Standing exam.

Computer Science Minor Application Form

To apply for one of the College of Computing’s 9 minors, you must complete the application by July 1st for fall semester, April 1st for summer semester, or November 1st for Spring semester.

  • Computer Science Minor Application Form
Petition to the Faculty

Students use this form when asking for an exception to an Institute or college rule or policy.  Schedule an appointment to turn in petition form with Katie Raczynski in CCB 113 on the Advising Website.

Undergraduate Senior Request Form to Register for a graduate course

With permission from the instructor, senior students (90+ hours) with a minimum GPA 2.7 may take a graduate level course.  Students turn in the Undergraduate Senior Request form to the Drop Box located across CCB 114 prior to phase 2 registration.

Undergraduate Research Request Form for CS 2698, CS 2699, CS 4698, CS 4699, or CS 4903

For students requesting a permit for undergraduate research

Undergraduate Research Capstone Request Form for CS 4980

For students requesting a permit for the research capstone

Readmission Application

A Readmission Application is required for students on Academic Dismissal. Students not on Academic Dismissal must complete the form, below.

Change of Major/Declare a Secondary Major

Students interested in changing majors to CS or declaring CS as a secondary major must sign up for a Change of Major meeting. 

Students interested in changing majors to CM or declaring CM as a secondary major can schedule an appointment with Wes Kirkbride at on the Advising Website.

Midterm U’s

Students with more than one Midterm U will have a hold placed on their account.  Students will need to meet with their advisor to have the hold removed.  Schedule an appointment with an advisor by email. Find you advisor's contact information in our Undergraduate Advisor Directory.

Withdraw from an individual class/ Withdraw from all classes

Students interested in withdrawing from an individual course with a grade of “W” can do so at Oscar.gatech.edu by the midpoint of the semester as identified on the Registrar’s calendar.

Students interested in withdrawing from all classes should schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor before the Withdrawal Deadline identified on the Registrar’s calendar.  Georgia Tech requires students to sit out one semester after a full withdrawal or a petition to the faculty requesting for an immediate return.

Applying to Graduate

In order to graduate from Georgia Tech, you must apply using the Online Application for Graduation (OAG).  CS students will be invited to attend a special OAG meeting with the advisors and CM students are invited to meet with their advisor, Wes Kirkbride

Changing Grade Mode

All course work must be taken for a letter grade with the exception of CS 1100 and free electives.  Students can use up to 6 hours of free electives as pass/fail if you meet GT Institute regulations.  Students have until the midpoint of the semester as identified on the Registrar’s calendar to meet with their advisor to have their grade mode changed.

Grade Substitution

Freshmen who receive a grade of D or F in a course within their first two terms in residence (first three terms for Summer Freshmen) are eligible to repeat the course and have the original grade excluded from the computation of the academic average.  Grade substitution may be used only once per course, with a maximum of two courses total.  The course must be repeated within your first four terms in residence (first five for Summer Freshmen).  After receiving a grade in the course you are retaking, schedule an appointment with your advisor to have the grade substitution form completed before midpoint of the semester as identified on the Registrar’s calendar.

International Plan

The International Plan is Georgia Tech's globally-focused degree designation for students interested in making global competence a core part of their GT experience.  Interested students should contact Dawn Rutherford or Katie Raczynski to set up an academic plan.

Research Option

The Research Option offers students the opportunity for an in-depth, long-term research experience that culminates in a final paper or thesis.

Tutoring

Tutoring is available through the College of Computing for CS 1301, CS 1331, CS 1332, CS 2050, CS 2110, and CS 2200.  You can request a tutor on the Undergraduate Resources website.  The Center for Academic Success offers 1-1 tutoring for 80 undergraduate courses.  You can sign up online at: http://success.gatech.edu/tutoring/1-to-1/courses-supported

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