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/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.
A reentry student is a student who has been enrolled at Georgia State University and who:
a. has not registered for 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.
Graduate students in the College of Health Sciences may only reenter the same graduate 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 in either category. Transient students should refer to the "Transient Students" section of this bulletin.
Reentry applications 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 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.
Reentry approval is valid for three quarters, except 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.