Permits and Waitlists

Find below all permit and waitlist instructions for Spring 2024 course registration.

Phase I Registration for Spring 2024 runs from November 6 to December 15.  Registration closes at 4 pm.

Phase II Registration for Spring 2024 runs from January 4 to January 12.  Registration closes at 4 pm.

  • Permit requests for Spring 2024 courses will only be accepted until the day before registration closes in Phase II.
  • Most Major restrictions are lifted on November 20- 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.
 
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
  • For Spring 2024, 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.  In Spring 2024, the following studio sections are restricted to students in the Explore LLC and the honors program.  We do NOT give overrides to this restriction.  Please do not email the academic office asking to add to these sections:
    • MATH 1552 E06
    • MATH 1553 A04
    • MATH 2551 B05
    • All HP or HP1 sections are restricted to students in the Honors Program. 
  • 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 to individual people.
  • 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 Fall 2023 this means during the period November 6-November 27.

 

WE ONLY ISSUE TWO TYPES OF PERMITS:

  • 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 academics@math.gatech.edu .  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.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION :

  • 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. 
  • The waitlist notifications will start once all time tickets are open.   IF A SECTION 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.  
  • 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 in Phase II. 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 noon on November 20. All majors will be able to register for these courses from November 20-December 15 and in Phase II:
    • MATH 2106 
    • MATH 3235
    • MATH 3236
    • MATH 4107
    • MATH 4108
    • MATH 4210
    • MATH 4221
    • 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 noon on November 20, CS/CM can register for these. All majors will be able to register for these after around 9am on November 27 and in Phase II:
    • MATH 3406 (Sections E and M only, sections G and N are open to MATH/CS/CM from the beginning of Phase I)
    • MATH 4022 (All sections)
    • MATH 4032 (All sections)
    • MATH 4150 (All sections)
  •  The following courses are restricted to specific majors in Phase I until around noon on November 20. All majors will be able to register for these from 11/20-12/15 and in Phase II:
    • MATH 2603 (Restricted to IE) 
    • MATH 3012 (Sections D and G 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 courses are always restricted to just MATH majors. These restrictions never lift. 
    • MATH 2801 (also restricted to students in their first or second year)
    • MATH 6001
    • MATH 6337

    MATH 6337 is restricted to graduate students who are math majors. Undergraduate students can request a permit from academics@math.gatech.edu to enroll in MATH 6337 if they have an A in MATH 4317. Graduate students can request a permit for MATH 6337 from academics@math.gatech.edu if they have an A in MATH 4317 or another 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
  • 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 GTE students only.  Sections QSZ are for GT-Shenzhen students only.
  • Sections QHS, 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 academics@math.gatech.edu  
  • See also the registration information page at the Registrar's site
  • If you still have questions, email the academic office.