FAQ

CHANGE OF STUDENT INFORMATION 

How do I notify the University of a change of name or social security number?
How do I notify the University of a change of address or telephone number?

Please Note:It is the responsibility of the student to maintain a correct address with the Registrar's Office at all times. Address and Name change requests received via email will not be accepted.

REGISTRATION 

Where can I get a current Schedule of Classes?
Where can I find a description of courses offered by the University?
How do I register for a class?
How do I know if I am eligible to register online?
I meet the requirements for online registration, but I am denied access to the registration link. Why?
How can I determine if a class is closed?
Where do I pay for my classes?
I have registered for an online course. What do I need to do?
How many credit hours am I allowed to take each term?
Why have all of the courses that I registered for been dropped?
When is Add/Drop?
May I register after Add/Drop?
May I drop a class after Add/Drop?
How can I withdraw from a class after Add/Drop?
How does withdrawing from a class affect my GPA?
Will I receive a refund for a Withdrawal from Class?
How can I withdraw from all classes?
How can I withdraw from a class after the midterm withdrawal deadline?

TRANSCRIPTS 

How do I obtain my GSW transcript?
What is the charge for a transcript?
How long does it take to process my request for a transcript?
I need my transcript sent out a.s.a.p. Must I pay the transcript fee immediately in order for my request to be processed?
May I pick up my request personally?
How do I know if I need an official or unofficial transcript?
If I come to the Registrar's Office, may I obtain my transcript on the spot?
Can I have someone else pick up my transcript?
May I request a transcript via email?
Is it possible to print my transcript off RAIN?

ENROLLMENT STATUS 

How may I obtain proof or enrollment?
How long does it take to process a verification of enrollment?
What constitutes full-time and half-time enrollment status?

MAJOR/ADVISOR CHANGE 

How can I change my major?
How do I know who my new advisor is?
Can I change advisors?

READMISSION 

I have been out of school for more than a year. What do I need to do to register for the next term?
How do I know if I have been accepted for Re-Admission?

GRADUATION 

When do I apply for graduation?
Why must I apply so early?
How do I make arrangements for graduation?
What is the charge for graduation?
What if I will not be able to graduate during the term I applied for?
Do I have to pay the Graduation fee if I am re-applying?
How do I know what to do for Graduation?
How do I know if I have met all the requirements for graduation?

DIPLOMA 

How may I receive my diploma if I did not participate in the graduation ceremony?
My diploma has been damaged in fire/flood/etc. Is it possible to receive a replacement diploma?

GRADES, GPA and ACADEMIC INFORMATION 

Why haven't I received my grades through the mail?
How do I receive my midterm and final grades?
How can I find my GPA?
How is my GPA. determined?
How can I find out who my advisor is?
How can I find out my current academic standing?
What is the Grading System at GSW?

TRANSIENT WORK 

What do I need to do if I want to attend a different school this term and come back to GSW next term?
How do I know if a class is equivalent to one at another university?

REGENTS' TESTING 

What is the test and why do I have to take it?
Is it possible to exempt the Regents' Test?
I think I took a similar test in high school or in another state. Does this count?
Would I have taken the Regents' Test if I attended another University System school before I came to GSW?
When is the test given?
How do I know when the test is being offered?
Where do I sign up for the Regents' Test?
How do I know when to take the test?
When will I know if I passed?
What do I bring to the test?
Is there a review for the test?
Is the Regents' Test requirement different for international students?

CURRICULUM SHEETS 

How can I find out what courses are required in my major?

ACADEMIC HONORS 

What are the requirements for being named to the President's List?
What are the requirements for being named to the Dean's List?
What are the requirements for being named to the Academic Achievement List?

ACADEMIC STATUS 

What is required for a student to be placed in Good Standing?
What is Academic Warning?
What is Academic Probation?
What is Academic Suspension?
What is Restricted Enrollment?
What is the minimum cumulative/institution grade point average a student maintain acceptable academic status?

RESIDENCY 

Where can I petition for Georgia Residency?

VETERAN AFFAIRS 

Whom should I contact concerning veteran education benefits at the University?
Who do I contact if I am an F-1 international student?

CLEP TEST 

Where do I make arrangements to take a CLEP test?
What is the maximum number of hours that will be accepted from CLEP?

RAIN 

What is RAIN?
How do I access RAIN?
My PIN has been disabled, how may I have it reactivated?

CONTACT INFORMATION 

What is the mailing address to the Registrar's Office?
What is the fax number for the Registrar's Office?
What is the phone number for the Registrar's Office?
What is the email address for the Registrar's Office?