Who do I contact if I don't know where to go to get help?
Call the Office of the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students at 404.894.6367.
What should I do if I see someone cheating?
Contact the Office of Student Integrity at 404.894.2566 or the Honor Advisory Council at www.honor.gatech.edu.
Where can I go for extra help with my English language skills?
The Georgia Tech Language Institute offers several programs in English as a second language. These include:
- Language Support Center for International Students (walk-in help and appointments available)
- Five, eight-week intensive English program sessions per year (core courses include grammar, academic writing, academic speaking, listening and note-taking skills, advanced reading and discussion, business case analyses, American literature, service learning, current events, plus electives in test preparation)
- Six-week evening program sessions (courses include grammar and writing, academic writing, professional writing, clearer speech, public speaking, TOEFL preparation, conversation, and discussion)
- Three-week summer short courses in July
- Two-week International Graduate Student Prep Workshops in July/August in academic writing, academic speaking, clearer pronunciation, and GTA training
- Four-week pre-MBA intensive English program in June/July and July/August
- Credit courses for international graduate students through CETL in academic writing, academic speaking, presentation skills, and communication skills for international teaching assistants
- Customized programs developed for Georgia Tech departments, exchange groups, and corporations upon request
For more information, contact the Language Institute at 404.894.2425 or visit the Language Institute website at www.esl.gatech.edu.
Where can I get a term schedule of classes and a catalog?
Class schedules and the catalog are available at oscar.gatech.edu and www.catalog.gatech.edu, respectively.
What should I do if my classes were canceled for nonpayment?
Contact the bursar’s office at 404.894.4618 or go to www.bursar.gatech.edu.
How do I drop a course?
Go to www.registrar.gatech.edu/registration/withdrawal.php.
How do I change majors?
Instructions are located at www.registrar.gatech.edu/students/formlanding/changemajor.php.
Where do I get information about transfer credit?
Visit www.registrar.gatech.edu/students/transfercredit.php or the registrar’s office, 103 Administration Building, 404.894.4150.
Where do I get information on veterans’ services?
Visit www.registrar.gatech.edu/students/veterans.php or the registrar’s office, 104 Administration Building, 404.894.4150.
How do I register for classes?
Complete information on how to register is located at www.registrar.gatech.edu/registration/reginfo.php.
Where can I get a printout of my schedule?
Printouts can be made from OSCAR at oscar.gatech.edu.
Where do I go for academic advisement?
Where can I get an official school calendar?
Where can I get a duplicate copy of my diploma?
Where do I go for assistance with choosing a major, career planning, and finding internships and full-time employment?
Contact Career Services, Student Success Center, 404.894.2550 or visit www.career.gatech.edu.
Where and when can I get a student/spouse ID?
Prior to the first semester you register, you will receive information on how to obtain an ID card. For current information, visit www.buzzcard.gatech.edu or call 404.894.BUZZ (2899).
Where are the campus telephone directories distributed? How can I get another student’s phone number?
The campus directory can be accessed at www.gatech.edu/directories.
How do I report a housing maintenance problem?
Visit www.housing.gatech.edu/online/maint-form.cfm or call 404.894.0520.
How do I register my motorcycle or bicycle?
Students who desire motorcycle permits should visit the Parking & Transportation Services office and bring their vehicle registration or bill of sale and BuzzCard or license. Motorcycle permits are required for all motorcycles, motorbikes, minibikes, motorized scooters, and mopeds. Bicycles are registered through the Georgia Tech Police Department.
What parking permits are offered other than the annual permit?
Eligible customers can choose from carpool permits or evening/weekend permits (off-campus residents only). Students may also purchase SmartPark permits for occasional parking on campus. Visit www.pts.gatech.edu to learn more about each permit type.
When parents visit campus, where should they park?
There are nine designated visitor parking lots located conveniently across campus as well as metered spaces. For visits of more than twenty-four hours, parents are encouraged to contact the Parking & Transportation Services office to purchase a temporary parking permit.
I’m new to campus — how can I get more information about the Georgia Tech Network and other computing resources on campus?
For information about access to the Internet, the wireless network, e-mail, and other computer-related services, go to www.sco.gatech.edu/quickstart.shtml or helpdesk.oit.gatech.edu.
What is the Freshman Experience program?
A residential program based in the Department of Housing that promotes academic achievement, social integration, and personal success. Visit www.freshmanexperience.gatech.edu or call 404.385.3739.
How do I get involved in intramural sports?
Intramural sports are team-oriented activities. The quickest approach is often to organize a team among a network of friends or colleagues. There is a registration meeting at the beginning of each phase of intramurals. The team captain should attend this meeting to gain a better understanding of policies and procedures before signing up.
Students looking for a team may contact a team that has already signed up. Another option is to go to the intramural website and fill out a Free Agent form, which will post your name and general information. You may also attend the registration meeting yourself; an announcement will be made for players looking for teams. For more information on intramurals, visit www.crc.gatech.edu
Who is eligible to participate in intramural sports?
Students are eligible so long as they are enrolled in a degree program and maintain a class schedule of at least six credit hours. Co-op students on work semester must pay the Activity and Recreational Facilities fee to participate. Full-time faculty and staff are also eligible.
How are sports divided into leagues?
Different leagues of play account for differences in campus interests and participant safety levels. Intramural leagues include fraternity, graduate, housing, independent, women, recreational, and co-rec leagues. Fraternity, graduate, housing, and independent teams will compete for the school championship; women and co-rec teams also have their respective school championships; and recreational teams are mainly noncompetitive games for beginners.
What are the CRC’s hours?
Visist the CRC's website for current hours of operation.
Where can I get financial aid and scholarship information?
Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, Student Success Center, 404.894.4160 or www.finaid.gatech.edu.
Where can I find information about important tuition and fee deadlines and policies?
Contact the bursar’s office, 404.894.4618 or www.bursar.gatech.edu.
How do I qualify for in-state tuition?
Contact the records office, 103 Administration Building or 404.894.6388.
How can I get a temporary loan?
Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, 404.894.4160 or www.finaid.gatech.edu.
What should I do in case of an emergency?
Call the Georgia Tech Police Department at 404.894.2500 or dial 911.
If I have an injury or a chronic disability, where can I get help with classes?
Contact Disability Services Program at 404.894.2563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the hours of Health Services?
Standard business hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
What should I do if I am sick and Stamps Health Services is closed?
Stamps Health Services does not provide after-hours care. If you or your spouse/domestic partner has an emergency and Stamps Health Services is closed, call the Georgia Tech Police Department at 404.894.2500 or dial 911 to obtain emergency transportation to the nearest hospital. Payment for emergency or after-hours care and transportation is the sole responsibility of the patient. Stamps Health Services encourages patients to carry supplemental medical insurance to offset these expenses. For more information, visit www.health.gatech.edu.
Student Organizations/Campus Events
Where can I find information about student organizations?
Contact the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement , 2211 Student Center Commons, 404.894.3458 or www.engage.gatech.edu.
When does fraternity and sorority recruitment begin and end?
Collegiate Panhellenic Council Formal Membership Recruitment begins on August 16, 2012, and ends August 21, 2012. Interfraternity Council Fall Rush begins on August 16, 2012, and ends on August 22, 2012. The National Panhellenic Council holds a cookout for students interested in learning more about NPHC organizations on August 24, 2012. The Multicultural Greek Council holds a cookout for students interested in learning more about MGC organizations on August 27, 2012. For more information, visit www.greek.gatech.edu or call 404.894.2002.