Fall 2020 Virtual Helpdesk
The CoC undergraduate advising team will host a virtual helpdesk for undergraduate students needing assistance with computer science and computational media questions and concerns. Students may use this link to access this virtual space during the entire fall semester, weekends and holidays excluded.
Fall 2020 Virtual Helpdesk Hours
Monday, August 24th -Friday, December 4th | Weekdays
9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Students must arrive by 11:45 am and 3:45 pm EST to receive assistance during that time frame.
SPRING 2021 RESTRICTIONS
New structure and registration changes for lower level CS courses
Effective spring 2020, some lower level CS courses had new structures and set-up in OSCAR. This requires a change in the way students register for the lecture, lab, and recitation (new) sections of these courses. See the updates below and register as appropriate.
- CS 1301, 1315, 1331, 1332, 1371, 2050, and 2316 - Lecture and recitation. Register for one lecture section and one of the associated recitation sections.
- CS 2110 - Lecture and lab are linked. Register for one lecture section and one of the associated lab sections.
- CS 2200 - Lecture and linked lab. Register for a lecture and a lab section.
- CS 2261 - Lecture and linked lab. Register for a lecture and a lab section.
Additional notes on new course structures:
1. Credit and billing will be done through the main lecture component of each course.
2. Recitations are non-billable and will be similar to co-ops and internships for financial aid purposes. They will not count against Hope/Zell hours, but they will count towards full-time status.
3. F1 students cannot use audit hours to maintain their full-time status. Review F1 enrollment requirements here .
4. While recitations are not required they are strongly encouraged and students cannot attend a recitation section unless they are properly registered for it (See GT Rules and Regulation IX - “Students may attend only those particular classes for which they are registered and paid”).
5. GR lecture sections are reserved for graduate students.
Restrictions Update - 11/23/2020
Due to the Banner system downtime, restrictions scheduled to be lifted on November 23rd will be lifted on November 24th by noon.
CS and CM students - please note that CS 3000-4000 level classes will be restricted by threads November 9th - 23rd. You will not be able to register for these courses unless your threads are declared in OSCAR Thursday, November 5th by noon. After this date, students can drop a thread, but will not be able to add one until after restrictions are removed on Monday, November 23rd by noon.
Instructions for adding threads: http://www.degreeworks.gatech.edu/images/training/concentration_mgt.pdf
Video instructions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY_KFoqXtUY
CS 3000-4000 level classes will be restricted by threads November 9th - 23rd.
Thread restrictions will be removed on Monday, November 23rd by noon.
Major and Class Restrictions
CS 1331, 2200, 3210, 4235, 4261, 4400, & 4605 will be open to CMPE students starting on November 23rd by noon.
CX 4140 will open to MATH & MTH students starting on November 23rd by noon.
All major restrictions, except those listed below, will be removed on Monday, November 30th by noon.
CS 1100 - Restricted to CS and CM. Major restriction not removed.
CS 1301 - Restricted to APHY, BCHM, BIO, CHEM, CS, CM, CMPE, EAS, EE, IE, MTH, MATH, MT, NEUR, PHYS, PSY, & UCS. Class restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Class restrictions will be removed on Monday, November 23rd by Noon. Major restrictions will be removed on Monday, November 30th by noon.
CS 1315 - Restricted to ALIS, ARCH, BA, BC, BCHM, BIO, CHEM, ECON, EIA, GEML, HTS, ID, INTA, LMC, MGT, NEUR PSY, PUBP, STC, UAC, UACA, UACB, UACI, & UIAC. Class restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Class restrictions will be removed on Monday, November 23rd by noon. Major restrictions not removed.
CS 1371 - Restricted to Engineering students (Except CMPE, EE, & IE), APHY, BCHM, BIO, CHEM, EAS, NEUR, PHYS, PSY, UEC, & UCS. Class restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Class restrictions will be removed on Monday, November 23rd by Noon. Major restrictions not removed.
CS 1331 - Restricted to CS, CM, MTH & MATH. Major restrictions will be removed on Monday, November 30th by noon.
CS 2050 - Restricted to CS & CM. Major restrictions will be removed on Monday, November 30th by noon.
CS 2316 - Restricted to IE. Major restriction will be removed on Monday, November 30th by noon.
CS 3311 & CS 3312 - Restricted to CS & CM. A permit is needed to sign up for the second part of the Project Class. Spring 2021 instructions can be found here: Spring 2021 Registration Announcement
Major restrictions not removed.
CS 3510 - Restricted to CS & CM. (Open to MTH on November 23rd by noon). Major restrictions will be removed on Monday, November 30th by noon.
CS 3750 - Offered in spring 2021 as CS 3873 (section H). CS 3873 covers the same material, but with a different format of two 50-minute lectures and one smaller two-hour design studio.
CS 4400 - Restricted to CS, CM, IE, & BINF. Restricted to Juniors, Seniors, MS, & PHD students. Class restrictions will not be removed. Major restrictions will be removed on Monday, November 30th by noon.
CS 4510 - Restricted to CS & CM. (Open to MTH on November 23rd by noon). Major restrictions will be removed on Monday, November 30th by noon.
CS 4540 - Restricted to CS Spring and Summer 2021 degree candidates. Restrictions not removed.
CS 4641 - Restricted to CS & CM(Open to MTH on November 23rd by noon). Major restrictions will be removed on Monday, November 30th by noon.
CS 4710 - Restricted to MS BINF majors. Major and class restrictions not removed.
CS 4873 A, B, & C - Replaces CS 4001. Restricted to CS & CM. Class restricted to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Major restrictions not removed.
CX 4240 - Restricted to CDA minors. Restriction will be removed on Monday, November 23rd by noon.
CX 4242 - Restricted to CDA minors. Restriction will be removed on Monday, November 23rd by noon.
Degree Candidates for spring 2021 who need to register for a freshman/sophomore course and have submitted an OAG can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a permit.
For classes restricted to Juniors and Seniors, students must be Juniors (60 credit hours) or Seniors (90 credit hours) at the time of registration.
Undergrads taking Grad Courses: A student interested in registering for a graduate level course must be a senior (90 hours completed) with an overall GPA of least a 2.7. Permission from the instructor is required. Permits for accepted BSMS students will be issued in Phase I of registration if certain restrictions are met. Permits for other students will be issued in phase II. Check here for the process.
Changing Major to CS or CM/Declaring CS Minor - Advisors are unable to meet individually with students interested in a change of major or declaring a minor.
Change of Major - Students interested in changing or declaring a secondary major in CS or CM must attend a Change of Major meeting. Secondary majors are only eligible after completing their primary major requirements and applying to graduate. Find requirements and register online at the following links:
Declaring a CS Minor - The CS minor application form is closed for this semester. Future interest meeting dates and application information will be posted here: https://www.cc.gatech.edu/form/minor-interest-meeting-information-and-registration
Requesting research permits
We will be using DocuSign for all undergraduate permit requests.
The links below will take you to the GT DocuSign page. You will be able to assign recipients for signatures and complete the necessary form fields electronically.
Step1: Click the link below or go to the DocuSign page.
Step 2: Log into DocuSign using your gtAccount@gatech.edu credentials.
Step 3: In DocuSign, navigate to Template>SHARED FOLDERS>Students>COC>Registration
Step 4: Click the USE button on the desired form.
Step 5: Complete the recipient field for "Student" and the "Instructor" who will approve the request. Use the directory in the name field to search for the instructor's name. This allows their GT email account to populate.
Step 6: Click SEND.
Step 7: Complete the necessary fields, and click FINISH.
The form will be routed automatically to other recipients to review and sign. Once completed, all recipients receive the signed and completed form via email. You can check the progress of the form in your DocuSign account.
Please contact Kemonta Gray, College of Computing at email@example.com, if you have any questions about these forms.
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 CS course, you must follow the instructions for waitlisting: http://www.registrar.gatech.edu/registration/waitlisting.php
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.php for 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 am not a CoC major, but I want permission to take a class. How do I do that?
A: The College of Computing does not issue permit for restricted classes. 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 wait lists removed from classes?
A: Wait lists are usually removed from classes on the Thursday before Phase II registration ends.
Q. I understand that students appear on wait lists in the order that they attempt to register. Is that initial order ever changed?
A. Yes. Degree candidates may be moved up on the waitlist for classes they must take to satisfy the BSCS degree.
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.