Permits and Waitlists

Find below all permit and waitlist instructions for course registration.

Phase I Fall 2021 Registration runs from March 29-May 21. 

Phase 2 Registration for Fall 2021 runs from August 14- August 22.

Summer 2021 Registration runs from March 29-May 21

  • Permit requests will only be accepted until Thursday, August 19.
  • Most Major restrictions lifted at noon on Thursday, April 15th.
  • The four-credit restriction will lift after all time tickets have opened in Phase II of registration.

  • For classes that are listed in "hybrid" mode for Summer 2021: please see individual course details posted on the Oscar.  For large lectures running remotely with hybrid studio sections, there will be some in-person studio sessions (we are still working out those details, which may vary by course).  However, attendance will not be mandatory, and all assessments will be conducted online.
  • For Fall 2021, 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.
  • The waitlist system will start issuing notifications to register after all time tickets have opened, and the last notification will be issued on Thursday, August 19. 
  • 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.



  • 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. We may not able to accommodate individual schedule preferences.
  • We have restricted MATH 2106, MATH 2603, MATH 3012, MATH 3215, MATH 3235, MATH 3406, MATH 4022, MATH 4107, MATH 4317, MATH 4320, MATH 4640, MATH 4803-WAN, MATH 6001, MATH 6112, MATH 6337, MATH 6640, MATH 6643, MATH 6759, MATH 6767, and MATH 6785 for specific majors. See the Schedule of Classes on for details. Most restrictions will be lifted on April 15th at noon. Math 3406 and Math 4022  will be open to CS, CM majors starting noon on April 5. No major override permits will be issued.
  • 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.