Student Registration Dates & Information - Graduate

Graduate Registration Information 

Please consult the three-term course plan while registering.  These anticipated course offerings reflect what classes may be offered in current and future terms.  Some of these courses may not be offered because of facility capacities, staffing or any other reasons.

Fall 2022 Phase II Registration

In order to prevent the course hoarding behavior that causes many students not to be able to get into classes during Phase I, and creates great stress for students with later time tickets, we will be using the following procedure for registration:

All CS/CSE graduate courses will be PERMIT RESTRICTED until Friday, August 19.

New students in CoC and related interdisciplinary programs for Fall 2022 will receive a survey link to request course permits.  CoC students will receive this at their program’s orientation session.  Interdisciplinary students will receive this link from their program coordinator.  

This survey link will allow students to submit their course selections for CS/CSE courses.  This survey link will remain open until 6PM ET on Wednesday, August 17.  If you miss the survey deadline, you will not be able to register until the permit restrictions are removed on Friday. 

Returning students will not be able to register or make changes to their schedules until these permit restrictions are removed.  New students who do not attend orientation will not be able to register for classes until the permit restrictions are removed.

PhD students can request up to TWO CS/CSE courses.

MS students can request up to FOUR CS/CSE courses.

The College staff will process the permit requests prior to the opening of the time tickets for graduate students.  It is a MANUAL process that will take SEVERAL DAYS to complete, so please be patient.

The Permit Restrictions will be removed on Friday, August 19.

The Major Restrictions for MOST courses will be removed on Monday, August 22.  The Major restrictions will NOT be removed for the following classes:  CSE 6040, CS 6035, CS 6451, CS 6452, CS 6727, CSE/CS 7750, CS 7785.

Phase II registration will end on Friday, August 26 at 4PM.

We know this is not ideal, but the hoarding behavior of some graduate students, and the unavoidable limitations of the registration system, make these measures necessary.

**You must limit your course search to “Georgia Tech-Atlanta” campus, so you aren’t seeing classes for which you are unable to register. Do not choose any sections that begin with “O”. ​**

Information about the Fall 2022 Special Topics offerings can be found here.

Permit Forms

We will be using DocuSign for all paper permit forms during this phase of registration.  Please click here for DocuSign instructions.

The form will be routed automatically to other recipients to review and sign. Once competed, all recipients receive the signed and completed form via email. You can check the progress of the form in your DocuSign account.

Please note that no academic credit will be given to grad students for 1000, 2000, or 3000 level courses.  For 4000 level courses, please check your academic program’s rules to see if they will count for you.


BSMS Students

Returning BSMS students- Please remember that you need two permits- one permit is issued by CoC, the other by Registrar, so there may be a gap in between.

BSMS students moving into MSCS for Fall 2022, you will not register for classes until Phase II registration (when all new graduate students register).  More information about that will be forthcoming.

Please limit the number of permit requests to a maximum of 4 courses. 



8903 Special Problems Research Form This form allows a student to register for a specified 8903 section
6999 MSCS Project Form This is the form to complete when you are proposing your MS project.  This form only needs to be completed the FIRST time you register for project hours
7000 MSCS Thesis Form This is the form to complete when you are proposing your MS thesis.  This form only needs to be completed the FIRST time you register for thesis hours
3000/4000 level form This is the form grad students who want to take a 3000/4000 level CS/CX course must complete.  The form must be completed by the course instructor.
1000/2000 level form This is the form grad students who want to take a 1000/2000 level CS course must complete.  The form must be completed by the course instructor.
COC_Undergrad Graduate Course Request form This form is for Undergraduate students who wish to take a graduate level course, including BSMS students.  NOTE:  Only Seniors with an overall GPA of at least 2.7 are eligible


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am an Atlanta campus student. Can I take an “online” class?

A: No, students cannot mix campuses, which means Atlanta campus students cannot take online classes.

Online is a separate campus and is only for students admitted into online programs such as OMSCS. Online classes are noted in OSCAR and the section begins with O. Do not choose any sections that begin with “O”. When you are searching for classes, make sure to choose "Georgia Tech –Atlanta*" for the campus, so you will only see the eligible courses.


Q:  What do I do if a Course is CLOSED?

A:  Once the registration cap has been reached for a course, the course is full. In order to request a seat in a closed course, you must follow the instructions below.  We DO NOT accept requests for overrides.


Q: Can a professor help me get into the course?

A:  Please DO NOT email a professor to seek permission to enroll in his/her course, as professors have no control over this.


Q: What does this error message mean?

A:  If you try to register for a course and receive an error message, please refer to the link: an explanation of what the message means.


Q: What if the class and the waitlist are both full?

A:  The only thing you can do in this situation is wait until something opens up.


Q: I want to add myself to the waitlist, but I am seeing a Course Closed message.  What do I do?

A:  To add yourself to a wait list, you must choose “Add by CRN”. You cannot add yourself to wait list by using “Look Up Classes”


Q: I need some more information about Waitlisting.



Q: I am not a CoC major, but I want permission to take a class.  How do I do that?

A:  See above for information about when major restrictions will be removed.


Q: I am a graduate student.  Can I take the undergraduate version of a course that is cross-listed with both undergrad and grad sections?

A:  If you are a grad student, you should take the grad section of a cross-listed course.


Q: When are waitlists removed from classes?

A:  Waitlists are usually removed from classes on the Thursday before Phase II registration ends.


Q. I understand that students appear on waitlists in the order that they attempt to register.  Is that initial order ever changed?

 A. Yes. Students may be move up on waitlists for classes that they must take to satisfy an undergraduate thread requirement, an MS specialization core or elective class, or to prepare for the PhD qualifying exam.


Q.  Can I register for a CoC graduate-level course if I didn't receive a permit?

A.  If you were not issued a permit for Phase I, this does NOT mean you cannot take the course.  You can continue to try to register for your courses during Phase II registration.