Advising

The College of Computing takes a full-circle advising approach to help students achieve their academic, career, and personal goals.  Meet with your advisor to create your own individual education plan tailored to your specific interests including studying abroad, research opportunities, internships and co-ops, and attending graduate school.

Who are my advisors?

Each College of Computing student is assigned to a specific advisor. Get to know your advisors!

With offices located in the College of Computing, our doors are always open for students — whether you need to stop by for advice, to voice academic questions and concerns, or even if you just want to share exciting news.

Locate your assigned advisor and schedule an appointment to connect, using our undergraduate, master's, and doctoral program advising directories.

Undergraduate Advising and Information

To connect with your academic advisor, explore our Undergraduate Advisors page and find your assigned advisor.

Master's Program Advising and Information

To connect with an academic advisor or informational contact regarding your Master's program, locate your program-affiliated advisor in our master's program advising and informational directory.

Doctoral Program Advising and Information

To connect with an academic advisor or informational contact regarding your Ph.D. program, locate your program-affiliated advisor in our doctoral program advising and informational directory.

Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures

Visit the Academic Policies and Procedures page to find any paperwork, forms, or links related to academic policies and procedures. 

All academic policies and procedures can be found in the Georgia Tech Catalog.  Below are a few common policies to know.

  • Academic Standing- The minimum GPA for good academic standing is 1.7 for freshman, 1.8 for sophomores, 1.95 for juniors, and 2.0 for seniors. Any student who has an overall average below the minimum or whose average for a given semester falls below the minimum requirement will be placed on academic warning and will be limited to a maximum course load of 16 credit hours. A student on warning whose average for any semester falls below the minimum requirement for good standing will be placed on academic probation and will be limited to a maximum course load of 14 credit hours. A student on probation whose average falls below the minimum requirements in any semester will be dismissed from school for unsatisfactory scholarship. 
  • Maximum Academic Load- Students in good standing may take up to 21 credit hours in any semester. Note that course loads exceeding 18 hours are typically not recommended.  To exceed the maximum academic load, you must see your advisor to petition the faculty.
  • Incompletes- Students must arrange to remove the incomplete by the end of the next semester, or the grade will be automatically changed to F. A grade change form must be submitted by the instructor to the academic office.
  • Grade Substitution-Freshmen who receive a grade of D or F in a course within their first two terms in residence (first three terms for summer freshmen) are eligible to repeat the course and have the original grade excluded from the computation of the academic average.  Grade substitution may be used only once per course, with a maximum of two courses total.  The course must be repeated within the first four terms in residence (first five for summer freshmen).
  • Transfer Credit- After attempting and receiving a grade other than W in a course at Georgia Tech, you cannot take the course at another institution and transfer it back to Tech.  Online courses and computer-instructed courses may not be accepted for credit.  Always check with your advisor on what courses can be counted toward your degree.
  • 36-Hour Rule-No student may be considered a candidate for a degree unless the final 36 credit hours required for the degree are earned in residence at Georgia Tech and approved by the major school.
  • 10-Year Rule- Courses completed more than 10 years prior to one's graduation date must be validated by a special examination or approved through a petition to the faculty.
  • Pass/Fail Credit- All course work must be taken for a letter grade with the exception of CS 1100 and free electives. You may use up to six hours of free electives as pass/fail credit if you meet GT Institute regulations.
  • Repeating Courses- Courses which are passed with an A or B may not be repeated.
  • Honor Code- As a Georgia Tech student you are expected to know and uphold the Honor Code.  COC faculty and staff members are instructed to report all Honor Code violations.
  • Responsibilities- It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of dates and deadlines.  The Georgia Tech academic calendar can be found on the Registrar’s website.  Gatech.edu email addresses are the official method of communication to provide important information to students.  It is recommended students check their email daily.

How do I . . .?

  • Change my major/declare a double major? We are excited you are interested in joining the College of Computing community!  We are here to help you choose a major, change your major, and even declare a double major.  
    • To change your major into CS or declare CS as your double major you will need to sign up for a Change of Major meeting
    • To change your major from CS to a new degree program, please schedule an appointment with your advisor here.
  • Declare a minor? For students interested in changing or adding a minor to their academic plan, please either sign up for a minor interest workshop or submit the forms below to the minor advisor. If you choose to attend the interest workshop, please make sure that you bring the following forms, signed by your current major advisor:
  • Register for classes? All Georgia Tech students can find registration information including error message information and department specific information on the Registrar’s Registration Instructions
    •  Information on registering for computer science courses can be found here.
    • We recommend you see your advisor at least once a semester to review your academic schedule and goals and to ensure you are on track for graduation.  You can schedule an appointment with your advisor here.
  • Create an academic plan? That’s what we’re here to do. If you would like to work with one of our skilled advisors to set up an academic plan, please find your assigned undergraduate or graduate advisor and set up an appointment.
  • Register for graduation? Congratulations, you are ready to graduate!  We will help to make sure everything is in place in your records so that you can walk across that stage.
    • For CS Majors:  Invitations will be sent to your gatech email address to attend a short OAG meeting.  This 30-minute meeting will go over the process, deadlines, rules, and regulations that each degree candidate needs to know. 
    • For CM Majors:  Schedule an appointment with your advisor on the Advising website

Graduate Student Academic Policies and Procedures

To learn more about graduate student academic policies and procedures, please visit the Georgia Tech Academic Catalog — Graduate Information page.