Academic advisors are critical to success at Georgia Tech, providing academic and personal guidance. Students should meet with their advisor at least once every semester. Each school names advisors for incoming freshmen. Students who have not declared a major will be advised directly through the office of their academic college’s dean. (A list of advisors is available at www.advising.gatech.edu.) Academic advisors work with students during early registration to explain prerequisites, to determine the possibility of substituting courses in meeting degree requirements, and to provide information concerning new courses, special degree options, and other alternatives not described in the online catalog or DegreeWorks, Georgia Tech’s official degree audit. Students should consult their academic advisors about any problems or questions connected with their academic work at Tech. Students may also inquire at the offices of their schools and departments about the availability of supplemental publications describing additions or changes in curricula. If the student’s advisor is not accessible, the student may contact OMED, the Center for Academic Success, Undergraduate Studies, the Dean of Students, or a professor in his or her department. For assistance with academic skills, such as studying and time management, contact the Center for Academic Success at 404.894.1945.
Many graduate divisions do not require academic advisement. The departments requiring advisement will communicate with students detailing when a graduate advisor will be available. These departments will place a hold on your registration until you meet with an advisor.