Top 10 Things You Need to Know

  1. Time Ticket

    Your time ticket lets you know how early you can register for courses. Approximately one week before registration begins, you can find your registration time ticket assignment by entering PAWS » Cohort students will be registered for their courses by our registration team.

  2. Holds

    Holds prevent you from registering. Make sure to clear all holds well before your registration period opens. For immunization holds contact the Immunization Office at 404-413-1940 or on the first floor of the University Commons student housing complex. You may fax any needed documents to 404-413-1955. Forms and more detailed information are available at gsu.edu/health »

  3. Course Requirements

    Course Requirements are tied to the catalog edition under which you started or reentered your program. Review your academic evaluation using these instructionsPDF icon and your respective catalog here to make sure you clearly understand your program requirements.

  4. Projected Schedule of Courses

    Most, if not all, departments have a projected schedule of courses. While some changes may be made, it is useful for planning purposes. Visit your department/program’s webpage to find the projected schedule of courses. Use the information to plan to take courses when they are offered, especially if offered only once a year.

  5. Non-course Requirements

    These requirements are important to track. Be sure to satisfy them as early as possible to avoid being held up for graduation clearance. You can view your non-course requirements from the academic evaluation.

  6. Course Grade Up to the Midpoint

    It is important to know how well you are doing up to the midpoint of the semester. Find out from your instructor what your class grade is at that point. Review the class syllabus to see how many more deliverables are required for the class. You should have an idea of how realistic it is to improve your grade with the remaining deliverables.

  7. Options for Students Having Difficulty in a Course

    If your performance could cause a drop in your grade point average (GPA), you may want to discuss the possibilities of requesting an “I” (incomplete) or “W” (withdrawal) from your course instructor. Your academic advisor can guide you through the process. Use the GPA calculator to run scenarios for GPA purposes.

  8. Graduation Application Deadlines

    The graduation office does not know when a student plans to graduate. As the official record keepers of the university, the registrar’s office (graduation office included) must audit your records for graduation clearance. This process takes time and must be done early in case there are issues to resolve. Know the deadline for your graduation semester and apply accordingly.
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  9. Potential Roadblocks for Graduation

    In order to be cleared for graduation all program requirements must be complete. Students with “I” (incomplete), “IP” (in progress) or “NR” (not reported) grades will be held for clearance until the issue is resolved. Also, students with non-course requirements that are incomplete will be held for clearance. Most importantly, students with a GPA below 3.00 will not be allowed to graduate even if all requirements are complete.

  10. Substitution Options

    It may be necessary to request substitutions at times from your program coordinator if the last few courses you need to graduate are not offered. If this is the case, make sure that the substitution has been communicated clearly to your academic advisor early in the semester of graduation (your program coordinator should email your advisor his/her approval). This saves you the stress of being worried about graduation clearance in your final semester.