Program Announcements

 

This message will be long, but it is important that you read this message in its entirety.

After reading this entire message, if you have any questions, please email oms-advising@cc.gatech.edu from your GT email account.  Please be sure to include your full name and nine-digit GT ID number (90X-XX-XXXX) in EVERY email, replacing the first two digits with “xx”.

Hello OMSCS Students,

Please read the information below regarding Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 Phase I registration.  There is an FAQ section at the bottom which should be helpful and answer many of your questions.

The Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 schedules will be available to view in OSCAR on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

 


SUMMER 2021

1.  Time Tickets

Time tickets tell you the exact day and time you will be able to start registering for your classes.  Here is the link on how to view your time ticket:  https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/time-tickets.

 Time tickets will be available to view for Summer 2021 registration after 6:00pm ET on Thursday, March 25.  Please note that registration does not begin at this time, but rather your time ticket will tell you the exact day and time that you can begin registering during the Summer registration window.

As we did for Spring 2021, the time tickets will be significantly more spread out – they will still be assigned based on earned hours, but time ticket assignments will be 24 hours apart.  All time tickets will open at 10:00am ET (weekdays only).  To reiterate, once your time ticket becomes active, there will be 24 hours before the next group of students has the opportunity to register.  You should still plan to register as early in your time slot as possible since others with the same time ticket assignment will register at the same time.

2.  Registration Holds

If you have a hold, you MUST clear it before you can participate in registration.  Here is the link to check your holds:  https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/holds.

  • If you have a Graduate Studies hold: 
  1. Graduate Studies is missing documentation (probably final official transcripts).  For any questions regarding this, please contact Graduate Studies directly by visiting https://grad.gatech.edu/helpdesk/.
  2. Please mail your documents to Graduate Studies (see Section K in the Orientation document for the mailing address) or email them to transcripts@grad.gatech.edu.
  • If you have a Lawful Presence hold: 
  1. There are specific documents that can be used to clear this hold.  Please visit the G​raduate Studies website​ (http://grad.gatech.edu/) for more information.  For any questions regarding this, please email lawfulpresence@grad.gatech.edu.
  • If you have an Immunization hold: 
  1. S​end an email to immunizations@health.gatech.edu and request a Waiver Request Form.  Once the waiver is submitted, it is valid for one year from the date it is signed.​  “Distance Learners” do not require proof of immunization but must​ complete the yearly waiver.
  • If you have a Financial Agreement hold:
  1. You should be able to clear this hold immediately in OSCAR.  You will need to review the financial agreement, agree to it, and submit, and the hold will be removed automatically.  There is text available in OSCAR with these instructions.  If you have any questions or issues with this, please contact the Bursar’s Office directly (http://www.bursar.gatech.edu/).
  • If you have a Registrar Location hold:
  1. On the Registration menu, select “Term Study Location Identification”, select your location from the pull-down menu, and then click “Submit”.  Successful completion of this task clears the hold from your account and will allow you to continue with registration.  There is text available in OSCAR with these instructions.
  2. **Please Note**:  It is possible that this hold will not be viewable in OSCAR until time ticket assignments have been made/released.

If you have not completed your Foundational Requirement, you will be restricted from registering for any course that is not a foundational course.  **If you have completed your Foundational Requirement, and you still have a foundational hold or cohort restriction on your account, please open a ticket with oms-advising@cc.gatech.edu, and we will remove it for you.  Please include your full name and nine-digit GT ID number (90X-XX-XXXX) in that message.**

3.  How to Register for Classes

Here is the link on how to register for classes:  https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/registration-information.

4.  Summer 2021 Facts

Summer 2021 registration will take place during one LONG Phase of registration period that begins on March 29 and does not end until 4:00pm ET on May 21.

The first day of class for Summer 2021 is May 17, 2021.  You can check the Summer 2021 term’s academic calendar on the Registrars website at https://registrar.gatech.edu/calendar.

Please make note of the following registration reminders:

  1. Please remember that, like last semester, when this registration period opens, almost all OMSCS classes will be at their maximum anticipated capacity.  There are exceptions to this rule, such as CS 6515, which will continue to be listed at limited capacity because we will need to prioritize Summer 2021 degree candidates.  Also, as explained in the past, we do not have direct control over capacities in OMS Analytics and OMS Cybersecurity classes.
  2. Please keep in mind that there are multiple course subjects offered in the OMSCS program; therefore, be sure to do a search on “CS” (Computer Science), “CSE” (Computational Science and Engineering), “ECE” (Electrical and Computer Engineering), “INTA” (International Affairs), “ISYE” (Industrial and Systems Engineering), “MGT” (Management), and “PUBP” (Public Policy) for a full listing of the online courses offered.  ***Per the program rules (https://www.cc.gatech.edu/future/masters/mscs):  "A maximum of 6 hours may be taken at the 4000-level and/or with a subject code other than CS or CSE.”***
  3. Additionally, remember that both the OMS Analytics program and OMS Cybersecurity program have online courses as well, so make sure you are looking at the section codes.  Generally, the section code “OAN" will be an OMS Analytics only course, and “OCY" will be an OMS Cybersecurity only course.  OMSCS students are not able to register for OMS Analytics or OMS Cybersecurity sections/courses.

5.  Waitlisting

We WILL be waitlisting during Summer 2021 registration.  If you need to know how to add yourself to the wait list for a course, please follow the directions below that can be found on the Registrar’s website (https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/waitlists):

Wait list notifications will start going out for courses with open seats once all of the time tickets become active.

If you change your mind about a course you are waitlisted for, you have to remove yourself from the wait list.  We cannot remove you.  Additionally, we cannot add students to the wait list – you must add yourself.

If you are offered a seat in a course from the wait list:

  • Please note that there are two different reasons why you might be issued a wait list notification:  either we have added seats to a course, or someone else drops the class and releases the seat.  We can control when we add seats, but we cannot control when someone else drops a course.  If you receive a wait list notification at midnight, it is because someone else dropped the course at that time, and we cannot control that. 
  • Once you receive the notification, please follow the step-by-step instructions listed in the wait list notification email.
  • ***You only have 12 hours to add the course after you receive the wait list notification.*** 
  • If you do not register within the 12-hour period, you will be dropped from the wait list, and the next person on the list will receive permission to enroll.  We have no control over this.  If this happens, your only option is to add yourself back to the wait list and hope for the best.

PLEASE do not add yourself to the wait list for every class.  Waitlisting for ONLY the courses you want helps us better determine demand.

Note:  Due to limited course availability and the shortened semester, students by default will be allowed to take only one course during the Summer 2021 term (as has been the case every summer).

6.  OMS Analytics and OMS Cybersecurity Courses Available for OMSCS Students

Courses in the OMS Analytics and OMS Cybersecurity programs that have historically been offered to OMSCS students should be available, if they are offered in summer.  However, please note that we do not have any control over what classes they offer in summer.

Please remember to do a search on “CS” (Computer Science), “CSE” (Computational Science and Engineering), “ECE” (Electrical and Computer Engineering), “INTA” (International Affairs), “ISYE” (Industrial and Systems Engineering), “MGT” (Management), and “PUBP” (Public Policy) for a full listing of the online courses offered.

Additionally, remember that the section code “OAN" will be an OMS Analytics only course, and “OCY" will be an OMS Cybersecurity only course.  OMSCS students are not able to register for OMS Analytics or OMS Cybersecurity sections/courses.

***Per the program rules (https://www.cc.gatech.edu/future/masters/mscs):  "A maximum of 6 hours may be taken at the 4000-level and/or with a subject code other than CS or CSE.”***

7.  New Course Number

Beginning with the Summer 2021 semester, CS 8803-O11: Information Security Lab: System and Network Defenses will have a new course number, CS 6264.  As per the recent Computing Systems curriculum update, any CS 8803 class that is taught by a School of Computer Science faculty member (https://scs.gatech.edu/people/faculty) may count as a Computing Systems elective.  Therefore, CS 6264 will still be considered foundational and may count towards the Computing Systems specialization as an elective.

8.  Declare Your Specialization Before Registration Starts

This is a reminder that if you haven’t, you should declare your specialization in OSCAR as soon as you know which one you will pursue.  This helps us determine course demand and also enables advisors to better assist you when you have questions about what courses you need to take.  It also enables you to be able to use DegreeWorks for “self service” by applying the correct curriculum to your degree program.  

 As a reminder, to declare your specialization, you should go to OSCAR to the Student Services and Financial Aid menu->Student Records->Change Program of Study, select “MSCS”, and then choose your specialization from the list.  Please remember that OMSCS students can only select one of the four specializations offered through the OMSCS program:  Computational Perception and Robotics, Computing Systems, Interactive Intelligence, or Machine Learning.

9.  DegreeWorks

This is a reminder that you can review your academic progress at any time by logging onto DegreeWorks at www.degreeworks.gatech.edu using your GT credentials.  Here you also can review your degree status if you have petitioned to graduate and any exceptions that we have applied to your program of study.  It is advisable for all students to look at DegreeWorks at least once per semester during a regular enrolled term and at least four times per semester during your graduating semester (before Phase II registration ends, after Phase II ends, after the withdrawal deadline, and after final grades are in).  If you find any discrepancies, please report those to your advisor.  Please note that we generally do not apply exceptions in DegreeWorks until AFTER you have petitioned to graduate.

10.  Fee Payment Deadline

The deadline to pay your tuition for Summer 2021 is Monday, May 24 at 4:00pm ET.

11.  Summer 2021 Degree Candidates

The Summer 2021 degree candidates who need to enroll in specific specialization courses will be prioritized on wait lists if they are unable to register themselves in a course.  This means that some of your wait list positions may change throughout this registration period.  You can verify your wait list position by checking your "Student Detail Schedule" section in OSCAR.  Please note that this will ONLY be done for students who turn in their Program of Study to their advisor and submit their OAG by our departmental deadline, and we only assist with specialization courses (not “free” electives).

For Potential Fall 2021 Degree Candidates:  We unfortunately cannot guarantee that potential Fall 2021 degree candidates can be prioritized on the wait lists for specialization courses that they need during the summer semester, as we need to prioritize our Summer 2021 degree candidates.  However, as a potential Fall 2021 degree candidate, you are welcome to send a message to oms-advising@cc.gatech.edu from your GT email account afterApril 15 and include your full name, your nine-digit GT ID number (90X-XX-XXXX), and the name of the course you would like to enroll in, and we will do our best to see if it is possible to prioritize you on the wait list if there are seats still available after our summer degree candidates have enrolled.

Fall 2021

1.  Time Tickets

Time tickets tell you the exact day and time you will be able to start registering for your classes.  Here is the link on how to view your time ticket:  https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/time-tickets.

Time tickets will be available to view for Fall 2021 Phase I registration after 6:00pm ET on Thursday, March 25.  Please note that registration does not begin at this time, but rather your time ticket will tell you the exact day and time that you can begin registering during the Summer registration window.

As we did for Spring 2021, the time tickets will be significantly more spread out – they will still be assigned based on earned hours, but time ticket assignments will be 24 hours apart.  All time tickets will open at 10:00am ET (weekdays only).  To reiterate, once your time ticket becomes active, there will be 24 hours before the next group of students has the opportunity to register.  You should still plan to register as early in your time slot as possible since others with the same time ticket assignment will register at the same time.

2.  Registration Holds

If you have a hold, you MUST clear it before you can participate in registration.  Here is the link to check your holds:  https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/holds.

  • If you have a Graduate Studies hold: 
  1. Graduate Studies is missing documentation (probably final official transcripts).  For any questions regarding this, please contact Graduate Studies directly by visiting https://grad.gatech.edu/helpdesk/.
  2. Please mail your documents to Graduate Studies (see Section K in the Orientation document for the mailing address) or email them to transcripts@grad.gatech.edu.
  • If you have a Lawful Presence hold: 
  1. There are specific documents that can be used to clear this hold.  Please visit the G​raduate Studies website​ (http://grad.gatech.edu/) for more information.  For any questions regarding this, please email lawfulpresence@grad.gatech.edu.
  • If you have an Immunization hold: 
  1. S​end an email to immunizations@health.gatech.edu and request a Waiver Request Form.  Once the waiver is submitted, it is valid for o​ne year from the date it is signed.​  “Distance Learners” do not require proof of immunization but must​ complete the yearly waiver.
  • If you have a Financial Agreement hold:
  1. You should be able to clear this hold immediately in OSCAR.  You will need to review the financial agreement, agree to it, and submit, and the hold will be removed automatically.  There is text available in OSCAR with these instructions.  If you have any questions or issues with this, please contact the Bursar’s Office directly (http://www.bursar.gatech.edu/).
  • If you have a Registrar Location hold:
  1. On the Registration menu, select “Term Study Location Identification”, select your location from the pull-down menu, and then click “Submit”.  Successful completion of this task clears the hold from your account and will allow you to continue with registration.  There is text available in OSCAR with these instructions.
  2. **Please Note**:  It is possible that this hold will not be viewable in OSCAR until time ticket assignments have been made/released.

 

If you have not completed your Foundational Requirement, you will be restricted from registering for any course that is not a foundational course.  **If you have completed your Foundational Requirement, and you still have a foundational hold or cohort restriction on your account, please open a ticket with oms-advising@cc.gatech.edu, and we will remove it for you.  Please include your full name and nine-digit GT ID number (90X-XX-XXXX) in that message.**

 3.  How to Register for Classes

Here is the link on how to register for classes:  https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/registration-information.

4.  Fall 2021 Facts

Fall 2021 Phase I registration begins on March 29 and does not end until 4:00pm ET on May 21.  Phase II registration will take place in August.

The first day of class for Fall 2021 is August 23, 2021.  You can check the Fall 2021 term’s academic calendar on the Registrars website at https://registrar.gatech.edu/calendar.

Please make note of the following registration reminders:

  1. Please remember that, like last semester, when this registration period opens, we aim to have almost all OMSCS classes at their maximum anticipated capacity.  Because Fall 2021 does not start for five months, there may be some adjustments based on unforeseen developments, but we are not planning for enormous additions outside of courses that must prioritize graduating students, like CS 6515.  Also, as explained in the past, we do not have direct control over capacities in OMS Analytics and OMS Cybersecurity classes.
  2. If you plan to take two Special Topics classes with the same course number (ex: CS 8803), you will need a duplicate course permit to register for both.  Please contact oms-advising@cc.gatech.edu from your GT email account to request this.  Please be sure to include your full name, nine-digit GT ID number (90X-XX-XXXX), and the name/CRN of the course you are attempting to add to your schedule.
  3. Please keep in mind that there are multiple course subjects offered in the OMSCS program; therefore, be sure to do a search on “CS” (Computer Science), “CSE” (Computational Science and Engineering), “ECE” (Electrical and Computer Engineering), “INTA” (International Affairs), “ISYE” (Industrial and Systems Engineering), “MGT” (Management), and “PUBP” (Public Policy) for a full listing of the online courses offered.  ***Per the program rules (https://www.cc.gatech.edu/future/masters/mscs):  "A maximum of 6 hours may be taken at the 4000-level and/or with a subject code other than CS or CSE.”***
  4. Additionally, remember that both the OMS Analytics program and OMS Cybersecurity program have online courses as well, so make sure you are looking at the section codes.  Generally, the section code “OAN" will be an OMS Analytics only course, and “OCY" will be an OMS Cybersecurity only course.  OMSCS students are not able to register for OMS Analytics or OMS Cybersecurity sections/courses.

REMEMBER that per program policy, ALL OMSCS students are limited to 6 credit hours per term for the Fall and Spring terms.  Students who wish to petition to take a third course can request this during Phase II.  More information will be sent prior to the start of Phase II registration

5.  Waitlisting

We WILL be waitlisting during Fall 2021 Phase I registration.  If you need to know how to add yourself to the wait list for a course, please follow the directions below that can be found on the Registrar’s website (https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/waitlists):

Wait list notifications will start going out for courses with open seats once all of the time tickets become active.

If you change your mind about a course you are waitlisted for, you have to remove yourself from the wait list.  We cannot remove you.  Additionally, we cannot add students to the wait list – you must add yourself.

If you are offered a seat in a course from the wait list:

  • Please note that there are two different reasons why you might be issued a wait list notification:  either we have added seats to a course, or someone else drops the class and releases the seat.  We can control when we add seats, but we cannot control when someone else drops a course.  If you receive a wait list notification at midnight, it is because someone else dropped the course at that time, and we cannot control that. 

 

  • Once you receive the notification, please follow the step-by-step instructions listed in the wait list notification email.

 

  • ***You only have 12 hours to add the course after you receive the wait list notification.*** 

 

  • If you do not register within the 12-hour period, you will be dropped from the wait list, and the next person on the list will receive permission to enroll.  We have no control over this.  If this happens, your only option is to add yourself back to the wait list and hope for the best.

 

PLEASE do not add yourself to the wait list for every class.  Waitlisting for ONLY the courses you want helps us better determine demand.    

 

Your total number of enrolled+waitlisted hours should never be more than 6 hours.  WE WILL CHECK PERIODICALLY.  Violation may resort to being moved to the bottoms of all the lists you are on.

6.  OMS Analytics and OMS Cybersecurity Courses Available for OMSCS Students

Most of the courses from OMS Analytics and OMS Cybersecurity that we have opened to OMSCS students in the past will continue to be available.

Please remember to do a search on “CS” (Computer Science), “CSE” (Computational Science and Engineering), “ECE” (Electrical and Computer Engineering), “INTA” (International Affairs), “ISYE” (Industrial and Systems Engineering), “MGT” (Management), and “PUBP” (Public Policy) for a full listing of the online courses offered.

Additionally, remember that the section code “OAN" will be an OMS Analytics only course, and “OCY" will be an OMS Cybersecurity only course.  OMSCS students are not able to register for OMS Analytics or OMS Cybersecurity sections/courses

 

***Per the program rules (https://www.cc.gatech.edu/future/masters/mscs):  "A maximum of 6 hours may be taken at the 4000-level and/or with a subject code other than CS or CSE.”***

7.  New Course Number

Beginning with the Summer 2021 semester, CS 8803-O11: Information Security Lab: System and Network Defenses will have a new course number, CS 6264.  As per the recent Computing Systems curriculum update, any CS 8803 class that is taught by a School of Computer Science faculty member (https://scs.gatech.edu/people/faculty) may count as a Computing Systems elective.  Therefore, CS 6264 will still be considered foundational and may count towards the Computing Systems specialization as an elective.

8.  Declare Your Specialization Before Registration Starts

This is a reminder that if you haven’t, you should declare your specialization in OSCAR as soon as you know which one you will pursue.  This helps us determine course demand and also enables advisors to better assist you when you have questions about what courses you need to take.  It also enables you to be able to use DegreeWorks for “self service” by applying the correct curriculum to your degree program. 

As a reminder, to declare your specialization, you should go to OSCAR to the Student Services and Financial Aid menu->Student Records->Change Program of Study, select “MSCS”, and then choose your specialization from the list.  Please remember that OMSCS students can only select one of the four specializations offered through the OMSCS program:  Computational Perception and Robotics, Computing Systems, Interactive Intelligence, or Machine Learning.

9.  DegreeWorks

This is a reminder that you can review your academic progress at any time by logging onto DegreeWorks at www.degreeworks.gatech.edu using your GT credentials.  Here you also can review your degree status if you have petitioned to graduate and any exceptions that we have applied to your program of study.  It is advisable for all students to look at DegreeWorks at least once per semester during a regular enrolled term and at least four times per semester during your graduating semester (before Phase II registration ends, after Phase II ends, after the withdrawal deadline, and after final grades are in).  If you find any discrepancies, please report those to your advisor.  Please note that we generally do not apply exceptions in DegreeWorks until AFTER you have petitioned to graduate.

10.  Fee Payment Deadline

The deadline to pay your tuition for Fall 2021 is Monday, August 30 at 4:00pm ET.

11.  Fall 2021 Degree Candidates

The Fall 2021 degree candidates who need to enroll in specific specialization courses for Fall 2021 will be prioritized on wait lists if they are unable to register themselves in a course.  This will start taking place closer to the start of Phase II registration in August.  This means that some of your wait list positions may change throughout both registration periods (Summer 2021 and Fall 2021).  You can verify your wait list position by checking your "Student Detail Schedule" section in OSCAR.  Please note that this will ONLY be done for students who turn in their Program of Study to their advisor and submit their OAG by our departmental deadline (which will be announced later), and we only assist with specialization courses (not “free” electives).


Reminder:  The social media communities such as MeWe (www.mewe.com/join/georgiatechomscs) and reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/OMSCS/) can be great resources, but please note that they are student-run and are not an official method of communication from our office.

Below you will find some FAQs about registration.

If you have any additional questions after reading through this information, please send a message to oms-advising@cc.gatech.edu and include your full name and your nine-digit GT ID number (90X-XX-XXXX), remembering to replace the first two digits with “xx”.

We hope you have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

 

OMSCS Advising Team

College of Computing

Georgia Institute of Technology

oms-advising@cc.gatech.edu

 

 

FAQs:

Q:  If I will complete the foundational requirement at the end of Spring 2021, can I register for non-foundational courses for Summer and/or Fall 2021?
A:
  Yes, but you will have to wait until after Spring 2021 grades have posted to do so.

Q:  When can I declare my specialization?
A:  You can declare your specialization anytime EXCEPT during an active registration period.  If you plan to graduate at the end of Summer 2021, you will need to declare your specialization before registration begins.

Q:  I have a missing documentation hold.  How do I get it removed?
A: 
 Please contact Graduate Studies by visiting https://grad.gatech.edu/helpdesk/.

Q:  I have a cohort restriction, but I completed my Foundational Requirement.  What should I do?
A:  Please send an email from your GT account to oms-advising@cc.gatech.edu and request to have that restriction removed.  Please include your full name and your nine-digit GT ID number (90X-XX-XXXX), replacing the first two digits with “xx”.

Q:  Can I take the Summer 2021 semester off without penalty? 
A:  
If you enrolled in Spring 2021, you can take Summer 2021 off without penalty.  If you did not enroll in Spring 2021, you must enroll in Summer 2021 or else you will have to apply for readmission (https://registrar.gatech.edu/alumni/readmission).  As a reminder, a “W” counts as a record of enrollment.  Therefore, if you withdrew from your Spring 2021 course(s), this counts as a record of enrollment.

Q:  Why is my time ticket not on the first day of registration?
A:
  Graduate students are typically one of the last groups to become active as far as time tickets during registration.  Therefore, your time ticket is unlikely to be for the first day of registration.

Q:  I plan to graduate at the end of the Summer 2021 semester, but I cannot register for and/or wait list for the course(s) I need to graduate.  What do I do?
A:  
The academic advisors will begin the first audit for potential Summer 2021 degree candidates over the next few weeks and will make note of which courses students need in order to graduate.  Please be sure to enroll in the course(s) you need to graduate as soon as you time ticket opens.  If the courses are full, be sure to add yourself to the wait list and monitor your account frequently and carefully so that you do not miss a wait list notification, if you receive one.  As an official degree candidate (meaning that you submitted your OAG and your completed Program of Study form by our departmental deadline), you will receive priority on the wait list for the specialization course(s) you need to graduate, most likely closer to the start of the summer semester.  Please note that priority will not be given for “free” electives.  Overall, please do not panic if you are not able to add the particular course(s) you need right away, as this is a very long registration period.

Q:  I plan to graduate at the end of the Fall 2021 semester, but I cannot register for the course(s) I need to take.  Can I receive priority on the wait list for the course during the summer semester?
A:  
We unfortunately cannot guarantee that potential Fall 2021 degree candidates will be prioritized on the wait lists for specialization courses they need during the summer semester, as we need to prioritize our Summer 2021 degree candidates.  However, as a Fall 2021 degree candidate, you are welcome to send a message to oms-advising@cc.gatech.edu from your GT account after April 15 and include your full name, your nine-digit GT ID number (90X-XX-XXXX), and the name of the course you would like to enroll in, and we will do our best to assist you with being prioritized on the wait list if there are seats still available after our summer degree candidates have enrolled.

Q:  I have a “Financial Agreement” hold on my account.  What do I do?
A:  
This hold will prevent students from registering; however, you can clear the hold immediately in OSCAR, and you can do so before registration/your time ticket becomes active.  You should see the hold in the standard “Holds” section of OSCAR.  You will need to review the financial agreement, agree to it, and submit, and the hold will be removed automatically.  There is text available in OSCAR with these instructions.

Q:  Why is there a “Registrar Location” hold on my account?
A:  
To comply with the federal regulations that went into effect July 1, 2020, the Institute needs to know where students are physically located while enrolled.

Q:  How do I remove the “Registrar Location” hold on my account?
A:  
From the Registration menu in OSCAR, select “Term Study Location Identification”, select your location from the pull-down menu, and then click “Submit”.  Successful completion of this task clears the hold from your account and will allow you to continue with registration.

Q:  Does the “Registrar Location” hold apply to international students?
A:
  This applies to all students, domestic and international.  If students are physically located outside of the United States, they will select “*Foreign State” from the drop-down menu.  This should be the first option:

Q:  Will more seats be added to the OMSCS sections of the OMS Analytics and/or OMS Cybersecurity courses?
A:  
Since these courses are managed by the OMS Analytics and OMS Cybersecurity programs, we do not have control over how many seats will be made available to OMSCS students.  If the course is full, we recommend adding yourself to the wait list as soon as possible and monitoring your account closely and frequently in case you receive a wait list notification.

Q:  How many non-CS/CSE courses am I allowed to count toward my MSCS degree?
A:  
Per the program rules (https://www.cc.gatech.edu/future/masters/mscs), a maximum of six (6) hours may be taken at the 4000-level and/or with a subject code other than CS or CSE.

Q:  What if email forwarding did not work, and I missed my waitlist notification?
A:  
As stated in the Orientation document, the Institute, as well as the department, will use your Georgia Tech email address as your official contact.  You are required to keep it active, and you are expected to read your email DAILY (http://www.catalog.gatech.edu/rules/3/).  Also, even if you have arranged for your GT email to be forwarded to your personal account, we encourage you to check your GT email account directly and often.  We had a significant number of students contact us during the last registration period because they missed their wait list notification due to an issue with their email forwarding.  Unfortunately, no exceptions can or will be made simply because you missed an email that was sent by our department and/or the Institute, including your wait list notification.

Q:  What are my chances of getting into a specific course if I am on the wait list?  Will more seats be added?
A:  As a reminder, almost all classes are starting registration at or near their maximum anticipated capacity.  The major exception to this policy is CS 6515, which we will continue to expand as more degree candidates are prioritized.  While there may be other classes that add a small number of seats (typically less than 50) due to late TA changes or other developments, you should not expect to see the massive capacity expansions that typically would take place.  The initial/current class capacities are near what we expect their maximum will be once registration has ended.

Please note that just because you on a wait list, that does not mean you will receive a notification to register for the course.  We cannot predict if/when you might receive a wait list notification, as that may be triggered by another student dropping the class (which they can do whenever registration is open).  We also cannot predict your likelihood of getting to enroll in a class based on your wait list position, as we cannot anticipate how many currently-registered students may drop.

Q:  I missed my wait list notification.  What do I do now?
A:
  The only thing you can do is get back on the wait list and hope for the best, or select another course.

Q:  How can I see my wait list position?
A:  The best way for a student to check his/her wait list number is from the "Student Detail Schedule" section of OSCAR.  Please refer to the Orientation document for step-by-step instructions.

Q:  What does X registration error mean?
A:  If you are trying to register for a course, and you receive an error message, please refer to the following link for an explanation of what the error message means:  https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/error-messages.