Student Registration Dates & Information - Graduate
Graduate Registration Information
In order to prevent the course hoarding behavior that causes many students not to be able to get into classes 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 20. New Fall 2021 graduate students will receive a registration survey during orientation where they can request permits. Returning students must wait until the permit restrictions are removed on Friday, August 20.
The process of removing the permit restrictions is a MANUAL process, but that process should be completed by noon on Friday, August 20.
The Major Restrictions will be removed by noon on Monday, August 23. Non CoC majors must wait until then. Major restrictions will NOT be removed for the following classes: CSE 6040, CSE 6740 B, CS 6035, CS 6451, CS 6452, CS 6755, CS 7001, CS 7750.
Phase I registration will end on Friday, August 27 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.
We will be using DocuSign for all paper permit forms during this phase of registration. Please click here for DocuSign instructions.
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.
Returning BSMS students- Please remember that one permit is issued by CoC, the other by Registrar, so there may be a gap in between. Please be patient.
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.|
|Undergrads who want to take a grad course, including BSMS students||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: 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:
http://www.registrar.gatech.edu/registration/error.phpfor 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.