Temporary Downtime for Student Information System – Fall 2017

Temporary Downtime for Student Information System – Fall 2017 An upgrade is scheduled for the Student Information System (SIS), which includes Banner and modules that interface with Banner. Affected modules include, but are not limited to, OSCAR, BuzzPort, and Transcript processing. SIS Downtime Schedule: Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm until Monday, November 13, 2017 at approximately 8:00 am. Registration Will Be Paused Although time tickets will be posted for Phase 1 Registration for Spring 2018, the scheduled downtime for the Student Information Systems will pause all registration processes.…

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Registration Info for Spring 2018 | Phase I

Dear Student, I am in the office, but due to the large volume of students coming in for advisement at this time, I am not able to answer email quickly. If you have a registration question, please read the info below. If your question is not answered below, I will respond as soon as possible. Please note that I will only be addressing registration issues until November 17, and will be available again for long-term academic planning and career/internship advice, as well as major changes, BEGINNING NOVEMBER 20. NO CHANGE…

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Change of Major Policy – Summer 2017

Beginning in Summer 2017 Admitted freshmen will not be allowed to submit a request for a change of major until after the deadline for withdrawal from classes with a W grade in the first term of their enrollment. The change would be effective for the second term of enrollment. This includes a change of major within the student’s current College. For freshmen admitted for Summer, the restriction is lifted after the withdraw deadline of their second semester of enrollment. All other restrictions also apply. Freshman Freshman applicants and admitted students…

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Math Requirements – Effective Summer 2015

Effective with the 2015-2016 Georgia Tech Catalog, the Math Requirements may be fulfilled with the following course sequences: Math Sequence Options for INTA and IAML majors: Non-Calculus Sequence: MATH 1712 (4) and MATH 1711 (4) = (8) Calculus Sequence: MATH 1551 (2) and MATH 1552 (4) and MATH 1553 (2) = (8) Mixed Sequence: MATH 1551 (2) and MATH 1712 (4) and MATH 1553 (2) = (8) Catalog Course Descriptions can be found at: http://oscar.gatech.edu or by clicking the links below: MATH 1712: Survey of Calculus MATH 1711: Finite Mathematics…

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Need Academic Help?

Success Summit The Success Summit targets students from all classes and majors who are on probation. This event, scheduled for the afternoon of January 10, will help students to identify academic goals for the semester, anticipate possible impediments, and develop strategies to help them succeed. The Summit will include interactive workshops and panels on topics such as • Time management and study skills, • Active learning strategies, • Reading and note-taking, • Setting semester goals, and • Succeeding in STEM courses. Registration is ongoing on the Center for Academic Success’…

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Wellness Requirement Changes at GT for Fall 2013

Wellness Requirement Changes at GT for Fall 2013 (1) The current wellness requirement, HPS 1040, Health Concepts and Strategies, has undergone a prefix and course name change. The new course will be APPH 1040, The Scientific Foundations of Health. (2) A new course option will be offered that combines lecture with structured physical activity. The new course, APPH 1050, The Science of Physical Activity and Health, is a two credit hour course that meets twice per week: one day for 1.5 hours of lecture and one day for 1.5 hours…

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Pass/Fail or Letter Grade?

We’re almost halfway through the semester and maybe you are struggling in that Calculus I course.  Or, you’ve found yourself overextended and not able to devote the time needed to make an “A” in that History course. What to do, what to do? Maybe “you’ve heard” that you can take the class pass/fail, but you aren’t sure what that is all about? Read on…   Grade Basis Every course has a grade basis which determines how grades can be assigned. You can find the grade basis for every course in the…

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W Grades and Your Transcript

W Grades and Your Transcript  – ever considered dropping a class? Wondered what that would mean for your academic progress or future employment or graduate school applications? Read on… What is Withdrawal? Dropping an individual course from your schedule results in a “W” grade and indicates your official withdrawal from a course.  No credit will be received for the course, and the grade of W will not be computed in the Georgia Tech GPA. Dropped courses ARE included in total attempted hours for HOPE and Zell Miller, however. Considerations? Do…

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FAQs on the Chambliss Internship

I’ve gotten some great inquiries about the Senator Chambliss National Security and Foreign Relations Internship, and here are some answers that may help you consider applying or preparing your application! I’m scheduled to graduate in the spring. Why am I not eligible? – The internship opportunity is arranged for the spring term.  Selected candidates must be available for outreach activities to promote the internship after the term ends.  Thus, graduating students are not eligible.  However, this is an exclusive opportunity to gain valuable work experience and build strong networking connections,…

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Global Perspectives Requirements

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has instituted new “U.S. Perspective” and “Global Perspective” overlay areas to the core curriculum.  These are not additional courses that are required.  Rather, they impact the classes that students should choose to fulfill existing humanities and social science requirements.  The U.S. Perspective requirement is already being fulfilled by every Tech student with HIST 2111, HIST 2112, INTA 1200, POL 1101, or PUBP 3000.  No additional class is required. INTA, IAML, and EIA students fulfill the Global Perspectives requirements as part of the…

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