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Tuesday, April 25th 2017
Student Information
Contact Information
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Phone Number:
404-894-4150
Fax Number:
404-894-0167
Email Address:
comments@registrar.gatech.edu
Location:
Savant Building
631 Cherry Street
First Floor
Mailing Address:
Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of the Registrar
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0315

Semester System

Georgia Tech changed from the quarter to the semester system in August of 1999. There are three terms offered each calendar year: Fall, Spring, and an abbreviated Summer Term.

Course credit hours are represented by a numbering system where the first digit represents lecture hours, the second represents lab hours, and the third is credit hours. (Example: a 3-0-3 course is 3 hours of lecture, zero lab hours, 3 hours credit.)

Fall and Spring Terms:

  • Each lecture class is equal to 50 minutes per day.
  • 750 minutes of lecture class time equals 1 semester hour of credit.
  • In general, 3 hours of supervised lab is equal to 1 semester credit hour.
  • Each semester is 15 weeks of class.

Summer Term:

In addition to the Fall and Spring Terms, Georgia Tech offers an abbreviated Summer Term. The summer class periods are adjusted to accommodate the 750 minutes of class time required to equal 1 semester credit hour.

* A minimum of 12 hours is required to be considered a full time student for all terms, including summer.

Quarter to Semester Hours Conversion:

The conversion is 2/3.

Example: A 5 hour quarter course equals 3.33 hours in semester credit.

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