Students who are eligible to register are sent a registration appointment notice (card) approximately two weeks prior to the beginning of registration each quarter. Eligible students may choose between Touch-Tone TM telephone registration or TEMPO, a "register by terminal" type of registration on campus from terminal labs, or remotely via dial-up lines. Each student is assigned two appointment times per registration phase, one for Touch-Tone TM and one for TEMPO. It is to the student's advantage to attempt to register as early as possible using Touch-Tone TM because many classes fill up quickly. Students will not be allowed to register earlier than the dates and times shown on their appointment notices. For Phase I, registration appointments are assigned on a priority basis that considers proximity to graduation and credit hours earned. Appointment times are valid from the assigned time through the last day of registration for that phase. In addition to registration alternatives, appointment times, and the fee deadline for the phase, other important information is shown on the card, such as registration restrictions or holds that must be cleared prior to registration. The appointment card may also provide brief notices regarding recent changes to related policies or procedures.
Detailed information concerning the registration process, registration appointments, Touch-Tone TM registration, TEMPO registration, and related matters may be found in the quarterly Schedule of Classes bulletin. Students are urged to become knowledgeable about these instructions and to follow them explicitly. Students registering by telephone or terminal are expected to have prepared a registration worksheet before calling or accessing the GSU Registration System per instructions in the Schedule of Classes bulletin. It should be understood that any deviation from the prescribed procedure may result in unnecessary delays in registration or errors in the resulting schedule. The Office of the Registrar cannot be held responsible for errors resulting from the student's failure to follow the prescribed registration and schedule revision procedures. Any problems experienced with registration should be reported to the registration staff or to the Office of the Registrar.
Revision of Class Schedules
All revisions must be completed by the official last day to register
for course credit as published in the quarterly Schedule of Classes.
Students who wish to withdraw from a class after the last day to register for course credit must follow the procedures described in the "Withdrawal from Classes" section of this bulletin.
Changes in Personal Data
TEMPO is a computerized system that allows students to update some of their student records (address, phone number, etc.) using a terminal or personal computer. Any student or applicant can log on to the system either from a terminal in an on-campus lab or remotely via dial-up lines and the internet. Students who wish to change their name should contact the Office of the Registrar (227 Sparks Hall) to complete forms and provide the legal documents required for a name change. As correct personal data is vital to the student's record for the mailing of grades, registration permit/ap~-pointment notices, and similar matters, students are urged to have their records updated when these changes occur.
Photo Identification Cards
Photo identification cards are required identification for all students
attending Georgia State University. Photo identification cards are the
property of Georgia State University and are intended for internal university
purposes only. All rights and privileges associated with the card are governed
by university policy and procedure.
New students should obtain a card from the Office of the Registrar within the first two weeks of the quarter. A fees-paid receipt, a confirmation of registration form for the current quarter, or computer verification of fees paid is required. Other positive identification (driver's license with picture, for example) is required before your photo ID card can be issued. A $2 charge will be assessed for any replacement of a photo identification card.
Many courses from several of the university's colleges are offered to Georgia State students at satellite locations. Students taking these courses must meet the same academic requirements and deadlines as students attending classes at the downtown campus. Each quarter a list of off-campus courses is in the front of the schedule bulletin.
A reentry student is a student who has been enrolled at Georgia State
University and who has not registered for courses at Georgia State University
during the previous four quarters. Reentry Procedures Reentry applications
must be submitted by the deadline published in the appropriate quarterly
Schedule of Classes bulletin. This deadline is approximately four weeks
prior to the beginning of the registration phase in which the student wishes
to register. The schedule bulletin and reentry forms are available in the
Office of the Registrar, P.O. Box 4017, Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4017. Telephone
404/651-2383 for reentry forms or schedule bulletins.
Reentry applicants should request that the registrar of each school attended since their last enrollment at Georgia State University send an official transcript directly to the Student Services Section of the Office of the Registrar.
All required forms and procedures must be completed and approved by the college or division prior to these deadlines:
|To Return in||Deadline|
|Fall Quarter||August 15|
|Winter Quarter||November 15|
|Spring Quarter||March 1|
|Summer Quarte||May 15|
(If the deadline falls on a weekend or a university holiday, readmission
forms will be accepted until the next workday following the deadline.)
Students should be in good standing (both academic and disciplinary) and have no disciplinary actions pending at the last institution attended since the Georgia State University matriculation. Students normally reenter the same academic college or division in which they were last enrolled. Some colleges have special requirements for admission to the college or to particular programs in the college. Students should contact the Office of Academic Assistance of the desired college to determine if special criteria apply.
Students who have attended GSU in both undergraduate and graduate categories may apply to reenter any undergraduate or graduate program in which they were enrolled.
Students who are unable to attend the quarter for which reentry was originally requested will be eligible to register for the next two quarters following the quarter of reentry acceptance with the exception of transient students and international students with student (F-1/J-1) visas. Transient students and international students will need to complete a new reentry form for the quarter that they wish to attend. Students registering for one of the two quarters after the quarter for which they were accepted for reentry but did not attend will need to notify the Office of the Registrar if they attended another institution or if they were convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation after they were accepted for reentry. Students who registered at another institution should have an official transcript sent to the Office of the Registrar no later than the midpoint of the quarter for which they register. Students must be in good academic standing at that school before returning to Georgia State. Students who do not attend the quarter for which reentry was originally requested or the next two quarters must complete a new reentry form for subsequent quarters.
NOTE: The College of Arts and Sciences does not allow transient students to reenter a graduate program.