Permits and Waitlists

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

Registration for Summer 2023 runs from April 10 - May 19.  Registration closes at 4 pm.

Phase I Registration for Fall 2023 runs from April 10 - May 19.  Registration closes at 4 pm.

Phase II Registration for Fall 2023 runs from August 14 - August 25.  Registration closes at 4 pm.

  • Permit requests for Summer and Fall 2023 courses will only be accepted until the day before registration closes for each semester.
  • Most Major restrictions are lifted on May 1- see below for details. No overrides to major restrictions will be given for any reason.
  • The four-credit restriction will lift on the Friday before classes begin in Phase II of registration.

  • For Fall 2023, the waitlists will be carried on to Phase II of registration. 
  • 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.
  • Two-credit courses (1551, 1553, 2550) look "backwards" on the registration system.  That is, the studio and lecture appear to be swapped, but the "lecture" section meets twice per week and the "studios" meet once per week.
  • Some studio sections may have cohort restrictions in place.  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. Please do not email the academic office asking for an overload.
  • Step-by-step instructions on waitlists can be found at the Registrar's webpage.
  • 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 while major restrictions are in effect; in Spring 2023 this means during the period April 10 - May 1.



  • Prerequisite override: for a student who provides proof of completion of the prerequisite for a course.
  • Restricted class permit: for a student who cannot register for a math class because of a restriction e.g. taking a graduate course as an undergrad or a class restriction.


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


Requests for permits or prereq override requests must be requested by email to .  Please include your GTID and the course name, number, and section of the course in question.  Please allow up to three business days for a response from the Academic Office.



  • 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.
  • If you are a senior (in any major) planning to graduate in the semester for which you are trying to register, please be sure you have filled out the online application for graduation. You will not receive any registration priority if you have not completed this step. 
  • 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 (if offered) to math majors only until around 9am on May 1. All majors will be able to register for these courses from May 1 - May 19 and in Phase II:
    • MATH 2106 
    • MATH 3235
    • MATH 3236
    • MATH 4107
    • MATH 4108
    • MATH 4210
    • MATH 4317
    • MATH 4318
    • MATH 4320
    • MATH 4431
    • MATH 4432
    • MATH 4441
    • MATH 4541
    • MATH 4640
    • MATH 6643 
  •  The following courses are only open to Math majors initially. Starting around 9am on May 1, CS/CM can register for these. All majors will be able to register for these after around 9am on May 8 and in Phase II:
    • MATH 3406 (Sections M and L only, section G is open to MATH/CS/CM 4/10-5/1)
    • MATH 4022 (All sections)
    • MATH 4150 (All sections)
  •  The following courses are restricted to specific majors in Phase I until around 9am on May 1. All majors will be able to register for these from 5/1-5/19 and in Phase II:
    • MATH 2603 (Restricted to IE) 
    • MATH 3012 (Sections D and J restricted to MATH, all other sections restricted to CS, CM)
    • MATH 3215 (Restricted to CS, CM, BINF)
    • MATH 6640 
  • The following courses are restricted to just MATH, ACO, and STAT majors during all of Phase I. All majors will be able to register for these in Phase II, on the morning of the Friday before lectures start.
    • MATH 6112
  • The following graduate courses are always restricted to just MATH majors. These restrictions never lift. 
    • MATH 6001
    • MATH 6337

    MATH 6337 is restricted to graduate students who are math majors. Undergraduate students can request a permit from to enroll in MATH 6337 if they have an A in MATH 4317. Graduate students can request a permit for MATH 6337 from if they either have an A in MATH 4317, or have an A in a proof-based analysis course and permission from the MATH 6337 instructor. Students who do not meet these criteria are encouraged to enroll in MATH 6579 (Measure Theory for Scientists and Engineers). Graduate student math majors are also encouraged to complete a proof-based analysis course (eg – MATH 4317) before enrolling in 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. If a course has variable credit (such as Math 4699), you must edit the number of credits you're registered for in OSCAR. 
  • 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 level courses 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 or permit 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.