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.
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 except for the instances noted below:
1. Students who are enrolled in an advanced level in one of the series of courses which have been identified by the university and are on file in the Office of the Registrar and who wish to drop the advanced level and enroll in a lower-numbered course within the same series may do so not later than three days after the last day to register for course credit provided there is space available in the class and the professor of the lower-numbered course gives permission; days are counted as Monday through Friday.
2. Students who wish to request, based on institutional error, to be allowed to register for or to add a course after the deadline should contact the Office of the Registrar. Students who wish to register for a course in developmental studies under this provision should contact the office of the director of that division. These requests must occur within two days after the last day to register for course credit; days are counted as Monday through Friday. If such requests are approved, the registrations must be completed within five days.
Details about these provisions may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.
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/appointment 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.
Note: See also the heading titled "Non-continuous Enrollment and Requests to Reenter" in the "Master's Enrollment" section of this bulletin.
A reentry student is a student who has been enrolled in Georgia State University and who:
a. has not taken courses at Georgia State University
during the previous four quarters.
b. attended previously as a transient and wishes to attend an additional quarter as a transient.
must be submitted by the deadline published in the appropriate quarterly
Schedule of Classes bulletin. This deadline is approximately two weeks
prior to the last day to register without penalty. 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 for 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 Office of the Registrar/Student Services, Room 227 Sparks Hall.
Transient students should refer to the heading titled "Transient Students" in the "Master's Admissions" section of this bulletin.
Graduate students normally reenter the same college and program/status in which they were last enrolled. Students who have attended Georgia State University in both undergraduate and graduate categories may apply to reenter any graduate or graduate program/status in which they were enrolled.
CBA master's students who wish to reenter this college may, if desired, indicate a new CBA degree or major at the time of reentry. The OAA/MA will evaluate the request to change degrees or majors as part of the reentry process in accordance with the relevant regulations of the college.
Reentry approval is valid for three quarters, except as noted below for transient students and international students with F-1 or J-1 visas. If students approved for reentry do not register during the three-quarter period, a new reentry form is needed for future quarters. Transient students must apply for reentry each quarter they wish to attend. International students must attend the quarter for which they are accepted for reentry or complete a new reentry application.