Permits and Waitlists

Find below all permit and waitlist instructions for Spring 2023 course registration.

Phase I Registration for Spring 2023 runs from November 7 - December 16.  Registration closes at 4 pm.

Phase II Registration for Spring 2023 runs from January 5 - January 13.  Registration closes at 4 pm.

  • Permit requests for Spring 2023 courses will only be accepted until Thursday, January 12.
  • Most Major restrictions are lifted at the end of Phase 1 registration- see below.
  • The four-credit restriction will lift on the Friday before classes begin in Phase II of registration.

  • For Spring 2023, the waitlists will be carried onto Phase II of registration. 
  • If a course has a waitlist, the open seats are reserved for the people on top of the waitlist. DO NOT DROP YOUR CURRENT SECTION UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE WAITLISTED .
  • Large lectures of 1000 and 2000-level courses only have waitlists for the STUDIO sections.  You will not be able to waitlist for the lecture.  If a space opens for you in the studio, then you will be able to add both the lecture and studio sections to your schedule at that time.
  • Some studio sections may have cohort restrictions in place during Phase 1.  These cohort restrictions are for living/learning communities.  We do NOT give overrides to this restriction.  Please do not email the academic office asking to add to these sections.
  • The waitlist system will start issuing notifications to register after all time tickets have opened, and the last notification will be issued around 4 pm on the last Thursday of registration. 
  • The School of Math DOES NOT ISSUE closed course overloads.
  • Step-by-step instructions on waitlists can be found at the Registrar's webpage.
  • The School of Math only issues restricted class permits and prerequisite overrides for mathematics courses when appropriate. We do not issue overloads. Requests for permits or prereq override requests must be requested by email to .  Please include your GTID and the CRN of the course in question.  Please allow up to three business days for a response from the Academic Office.
  • We DO NOT accept walk-in, telephone, or e-mail requests.
  • Do not contact instructors, staff, or the department chair. They will not be able to assist you with registration issues.
  • The School of Mathematics will not sign any change of major forms adding the mathematics major from November 7 - December 5.



  • Prerequisite override: for a student who has not had the proper prerequisite/corequisite for a math class.
  • Restricted class permit: for a student who cannot register for a math class because of a major restriction or a class restriction.


WE DO NOT ISSUE OVERLOADS. If a section has no available seats, students can register as waitlisted. 



  • We use the Waitlist functionality of the Registration System. If a section has no available seats, students will be able to register for the waitlist of the section. If seats become available, the system will automatically issue a notification with a permission to register through email to the next student on the waitlist. Notifications are valid for a time period of 12hrs; after that time, the permission to register expires and the seat will be given to the next person on the waitlist. The waitlist system works on a first-come-first-serve basis, but we reserve the right to give waitlist priority to some degree candidates.
  • Students that register as waitlisted for a section in Phase I will retain their spot on the list for Phase II. The waitlists will not be purged between registration phases.
  • The last round of waitlist notifications will be issued at 4pm ET the day before registration closes. After 4pm ET, the waitlist option is no longer available in Buzzport/OSCAR. The waitlists will be purged on the last day of registration at 9 am, and at this time, there is free-for-all registration (no waitlisting).
  • Registering on a waitlist does not guarantee that you will receive a seat in the section. You will not be registered in the course until you receive a notification and register for the course during the 12 hour period.
  • We recommend that students register for required Mathematics, English, lab sciences, computer sciences and major specific courses during Phase I if possible. We may not able to accommodate individual schedule preferences.
  • We have restricted the following courses to math majors only until around 9am on December 5. All majors will be able to register for these courses from December 5-16 and in Phase II:
    • MATH 2106 
    • MATH 3235
    • MATH 3236
    • MATH 4107
    • MATH 4108
    • MATH 4317
    • MATH 4318
    • MATH 4320
    • MATH 4432
    • MATH 4640
    • MATH 6643 
  •  The following courses are only open to Math majors initially. Starting around 9am on November 28, CS/CM can register for these. All majors will be able to register for these after around 9am on December 5 and in Phase II:
    • MATH 3012 (Sections D, G, and L only, other sections also open to CS/CM 11/7-28). Update: All sections of Math 3012 will open to CS/CM on 11/16 and to all other majors on 12/5.
    • MATH 3406 (Sections E and M only, other sections also open to CS/CM 11/7-28)
    • MATH 4032 (All sections)
    • MATH 4150 (All sections)
  •  The following courses are restricted to specific majors in Phase I until around 9am on December 5. See for details. All majors will be able to register for these in Phase II:
    • MATH 2603 (Restricted to IE) Edit: Math 2603 is open to all majors as of 11/21. 
    • MATH 3215 (Restricted to CS, CM, BINF)
    • MATH 6640 
  • The following courses are always restricted to just MATH majors during all of Phase I. All majors will be able to register for these in Phase II, after all time tickets have opened.
    • MATH 6112
  • The following courses are always restricted to just MATH majors in the fall semester.  These restrictions never lift. MATH 6337 is not restricted in the spring.
    • MATH 6001
    • MATH 6337
  • The following courses are restricted to students in the QCF program. These restrictions never lift but a small number of permits might be granted to non-QCF majors in Phase 2 registration for them to register for these courses, depending on availability. 
    • MATH 6635
    • MATH 6759
    • MATH 6767
    • MATH 6769
    • MATH 6785
  • Sections HP are only for Honors Programs students. We won't issue permits for these courses.
  • Permits and prerequisite overrides are processed independently. You may need to submit more than one type of request for a course. Requesting a permit or a prerequisite override does not guarantee that it will be granted.
  • A student cannot attend class without being enrolled in it.
  • The School of Mathematics cannot register students for classes.  If you have received a permit, you must add the section to your schedule to be enrolled in it. 
  • 4-hour Max Rule: During Phase I of registration, an undergraduate student can be registered or on waitlists for at most 4 credit hours of core math courses in one term. This restriction will be lifted on the Friday before classes begin each term. Note that FASET registration is included in Phase I. After the restriction is lifted, and if space is available, students will be able to add more than 4 hours of core math courses. The math core courses are MATH 1113, 1550, 1551, 1552, 1553, 1554, 1564, 1555, 1711, 1712, 2550, 2551, 2552, 2561, 2562. The one and only exception to the 4-hour Max Rule is the combination of MATH 1551 and MATH 1554. 
  • Sections R are for GT-Lorraine students only.  Sections QSZ are for GT-Shenzhen students only.
  • Sections QHx, Q and Q3 are video sections. Main-campus students cannot register for these video sections.
  • Sections QUP for Summer are for the SOUP
  • Most 4000 have AG and AU sections. The section ending with a "G" is for graduate students, and the section for undergraduate students ends with a "U". A graduate student does not need a prerequisite override for a 4000 level section that ends with a "G". A graduate student cannot register for a 4000 level section that ends with a "U". An undergraduate student cannot register for a 4000 level section that ends with a "G".
  • Graduate students trying to register for a 3000 level class must request a prerequisite override by emailing  
  • See also the registration information page at the Registrar's site
  • If you still have questions, email the academic office.