Permits and Overloads

Permit/Overload Information

Permits and overloads are issued by the departments teaching the course. Some departments are using the on-line permit/overload request system on OSCAR. To apply for a permit or overload on-line, see the directions below. If the department is not listed on the on-line system, they may be using the waitlist function. Below, there is a link to instructions for identifying course sections that offer a waitlist option. If the department or course is not listed, then contact the department directly.

Waitlists

Refer to the Permit/Overload Departmental Contacts list for procedures regarding specific academic units.

Permit/Overload Departmental Contacts

How students request permits and overloads from participating departments.
  1. Log into BuzzPort
  2. On the Home tab locate the "Registration and Student Services" channel
  3. Select the "Registration - OSCAR" link
  4. Select "Registration" tab
  5. Select "Registration Override Request" tile
How students view their permit/overload status.
  1. Log into BuzzPort
  2. On the Home tab locate the "Registration and Student Services" channel
  3. Select the "Registration - OSCAR" link
  4. Select "Registration" tab
  5. Select "Registration Override Request Status" tile
 

Permit/Overload Departmental Contacts

Below is a list of error messages that you may receive on the Add/Drop screen of OSCAR.

CourseOverloads/Permit Request Web Page or Contact Info
ACCT 2101, 2102

Undergraduates only: non-BSBA majors can register for ACCT courses after we lift major restrictions. For more registration information visit our website: https://www.scheller.gatech.edu/degree-programs/undergraduate/student-services/registration-support.html   

Graduate courses numbered ACCT 6000 or higher: For registration assistance, please send an email with the  course number, title section and CRN along with your  GTID to mbaprogram@scheller.gatech.edu. 

The Scheller College of Business uses the waitlist to manage registration. We do not give permits or overloads. Registration assistance requests can be made here: https://gatech.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3fK1idnJ8kxdoxg

AE 1601, 2010Contact permits@ae.gatech.edu with questions.   

Submit a permit request via BuzzPort.   

Major restrictions not removed.
ARBC

The department uses Waitlisting for most sections. 

Registration information page: https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/registration

Placement Tests (All students who studied language in high school or are heritage speakers must take the placement test): https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/placement-tests

Permit Requests (For special cases and graduate students wishing to enroll in lower division language  classes.  All other students should use the waitlist system): https://forms.modlangs.gatech.edu/overloadPermit.php

ARCHhttps://arch.gatech.edu/academic-advising/permit-request
APPHUndergraduate Courses:   

Email the professor and copy bio-registration@lists.gatech.edu. Include purpose of request (permit, pre-req override), GTID and CRN of the course in the request   

Graduate Courses:   

Applied Physiology and Prosthetics & Orthotics: ckim@gatech.edu   

Bioinformatics and Quantitative Biosciences: Lisa.Redding@biosci.gatech.edu   

MS and PhD in Biology: ckim@gatech.edu   

This department has Waitlisting enabled for most sections.
BCKirsten McLagan (kirsten.mclagan@design.gatech.edu)  
Room 114 Caddell Building
BIOLGraduate Courses:   
Applied Physiology and Prosthetics & Orthotics: ckim@gatech.edu   

Bioinformatics and Quantitative Biosciences: Lisa.Redding@biosci.gatech.edu   

MS and PhD in Biology: ckim@gatech.edu   

This department has Waitlisting enabled for most sections.
BIOSEmail the professor and copy bio-registration@lists.gatech.edu. Include purpose of request (permit, pre-req override), GTID and CRN of the course in the request   
This department has Waitlisting enabled for most sections.
BME

All courses restricted to declared BMED major and minor students. Non-BME students can reach out to the applicable advisor in Phase II to request a permit.   

Undergraduate Courses:   

Paul Fincannon paul.fincannon@bme.gatech.edu  Include student GTID and CRN of the course in the request.  

More information available at https://bme.gatech.edu/bme/mybme-ug   

Graduate Courses:   

Email the instructor of the course and copy gradstudies@bme.gatech.edu. Include student GTID and CRN of the course in the request.

PhD - GradAO@bme.gatech.edu

MSBMED-msbmed@gatech.edu

MBID-mbid@gatech.edu 

CEEMajor restrictions are not lifted. Contact permits@ce.gatech.edu.
CETLFelicia Turner, felicia.turner@cetl.gatech.edu
CHBEPermits to register for CHBE 2100 are requested via ChBE Advising advising@chbe.gatech.edu. All other ChBE courses are restricted to ChBE majors. 

Students who intend to change their major must attend a CHBE information session prior to permit issuance. Include your GT ID# and reason for requesting the permit. Students can complete permits for undergraduate research through GT eSignature.
CHEMhttps://www.chemistry.gatech.edu/undergraduate-courses-registration    
This department has Waitlisting enabled for some sections.
CHIN

The department uses Waitlisting for most sections. 

Registration information page: https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/registration

Placement Tests (All students who studied language in high school or are heritage speakers must take the placement test): https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/placement-tests

Permit Requests (For special cases and graduate students wishing to enroll in lower division language  classes.  All other students should use the waitlist system): https://forms.modlangs.gatech.edu/overloadPermit.php

CPContactanna.traykova@design.gatech.edu to request a permit.  Some classes are by permit only.    
This department has Waitlisting enabled for some undergraduate sections.
COAhttps://arch.gatech.edu/academic-advising/permit-request
COEWaitlist enabled for most sections. Contact permits@ce.gatech.edu.   
Major Restrictions not removed
CSGraduate Reg Dates - https://www.cc.gatech.edu/student-registration-dates-information-graduate   

Undergraduate Reg Dates - https://www.cc.gatech.edu/undergraduate-registration
CSEFor information regarding restrictions see https://www.cc.gatech.edu/student-registration-dates-information-graduate   

This department has Waitlisting enabled for some sections.
EASLast Name: A-L - Dr. Zachary Handlos: zachary.handlos@eas.gatech.edu   

Last Name: M- Z- Dr. Samantha Wilson: samantha.wilson@eas.gatech.edu
ECEhttps://secure.ece.gatech.edu/overloads_permits/   

requires VPN if not on Georgia Tech network
ECONFor permit requests, please contact Davis Palubeski davisp@gatech.edu
ENGLNo overloads, for more information contact RegistrationSupport@lmc.gatech.edu
FREN

The department uses Waitlisting for most sections. 

Registration information page: https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/registration

Placement Tests (All students who studied language in high school or are heritage speakers must take the placement test): https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/placement-tests

Permit Requests (For special cases and graduate students wishing to enroll in lower division language  classes.  All other students should use the waitlist system): https://forms.modlangs.gatech.edu/overloadPermit.php

GRMN

The department uses Waitlisting for most sections. 

Registration information page: https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/registration

Placement Tests (All students who studied language in high school or are heritage speakers must take the placement test): https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/placement-tests

Permit Requests (For special cases and graduate students wishing to enroll in lower division language  classes.  All other students should use the waitlist system): https://forms.modlangs.gatech.edu/overloadPermit.php

GT 1000Dr. Lacy Hodges, gt1000@gatech.edu, 404-385-7648
GT 2100Contact the Center for Academic Success. success@gatech.edu
HISThttps://hsoc.gatech.edu/undergraduate/overloads-permits
HPSAdrienne Durham, 404-894-3986, Adrienne.durham@ap.gatech.edu
HTShttps://hsoc.gatech.edu/undergraduate/overloads-permits
IDTroy Whyte, Suite 251 of the West College of Design Building, 404-894-4874, troy.whyte@coa.gatech.edu
INTASend an email to advising@inta.gatech.edu
ISYEhttps://www.isye.gatech.edu/academics/bachelors/current-students/registration?qt-quicktab_bsie_registraion=1#qt-quicktab_bsie_registraion   

Major restrictions lifted on (ISYE) 2027, 3025, 3030, 3232, 3044, & 3133 during Phase II; Major restrictions not lifted otherwise.
JAPN

The department uses Waitlisting for most sections. 

Registration information page: https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/registration

Placement Tests (All students who studied language in high school or are heritage speakers must take the placement test): https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/placement-tests

Permit Requests (For special cases and graduate students wishing to enroll in lower division language  classes.  All other students should use the waitlist system): https://forms.modlangs.gatech.edu/overloadPermit.php

KOR

The department uses Waitlisting for most sections. 

Registration information page: https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/registration

Placement Tests (All students who studied language in high school or are heritage speakers must take the placement test): https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/placement-tests

Permit Requests (For special cases and graduate students wishing to enroll in lower division language  classes.  All other students should use the waitlist system): https://forms.modlangs.gatech.edu/overloadPermit.php

LMC   
(English Dept)
Undergraduate permits: Submit to the BuzzPort override request system   

Graduate Permits: e-mail RegistrationSupport@lmc.gatech.edu    
LMC 3403   

Restricted to BA, CS, LMC   

This department has waitlising enabled for some undergraduate sections.
LING

The department uses Waitlisting for most sections. 

Registration information page: https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/registration

Placement Tests (All students who studied language in high school or are heritage speakers must take the placement test): https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/placement-tests

Permit Requests (For special cases and graduate students wishing to enroll in lower division language  classes.  All other students should use the waitlist system): https://forms.modlangs.gatech.edu/overloadPermit.php

MATHAll permit requests must be emailed to academics@math.gatech.edu. (No longer through BuzzPort.)   

This department has Waitlisting enabled for some sections.
MEPermits and Pre-req overrides via Oscar only. Waitlisting is enabled for most sections. NRE 2120 major restrictions will be removed the Friday before classes start in Phase II registration.  Major restrictions are not lifted on other ME, NRE and MP classes, but permit requests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.  View our website for more information and contact information: https://www.me.gatech.edu/registration-22.
MGTUndergraduates only: non-BSBA majors can register for MGT courses after we lift major restrictions. For more registration information visit our website: https://www.scheller.gatech.edu/degree-programs/undergraduate/student-services/registration-support.html   

Graduate courses numbered MGT 6000 or higher: For registration assistance, please send an email with the  course number, title section and CRN along with your  GTID to mbaprogram@scheller.gatech.edu. 
ML

The department uses Waitlisting for most sections. 

Registration information page: https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/registration

MPPermits and Pre-req overrides via BuzzPort only. Major restrictions are not lifted on ME, NRE and MP classes. Send registration questions to register@me.gatech.edu.   

This department has Waitlisting enabled for most sections.
MSE

http://www.mse.gatech.edu/undergraduate-program/overloads

Send registration requests to registration@mse.gatech.edu

MSLMayumi Cole, 404-894-9936. mayumi.cole@arotc.gatech.edu
MUSIErin Jackson, 404-385-8148. erin.jackson@music.gatech.edu
NEUR

Course permit request form: https://forms2.cos.gatech.edu/neuroscience-course-request

Neuroscience research permit: https://forms2.cos.gatech.edu/undergraduate-research-permit

NREPermits and Pre-req overrides via Oscar only. Waitlisting is enabled for most sections. NRE 2120 major restrictions will be removed the Friday before classes start in Phase II registration.  Major restrictions are not lifted on other ME, NRE and MP classes, but permit requests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.  View our website for more information and contact information: https://www.me.gatech.edu/registration-22.
PERS

The department uses Waitlisting for most sections. 

Registration information page: https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/registration

Placement Tests (All students who studied language in high school or are heritage speakers must take the placement test): https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/placement-tests

Permit Requests (For special cases and graduate students wishing to enroll in lower division language  classes.  All other students should use the waitlist system): https://forms.modlangs.gatech.edu/overloadPermit.php

PHILwww.spp.gatech.edu/overload
PHYSSend registration questions to academicoffice@physics.gatech.edu
POLwww.spp.gatech.edu/overload
PSYCPSYC online permit requests (majors and non-majors). Psychology courses only.   

https://forms2.cos.gatech.edu/psych-course-request
PTFEShirley Manchester, 404-894-2850, shirley.manchester@mse.gatech.edu
PUBPwww.spp.gatech.edu/overload
RUSS

The department uses Waitlisting for most sections. 

Registration information page: https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/registration

Placement Tests (All students who studied language in high school or are heritage speakers must take the placement test): https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/placement-tests

Permit Requests (For special cases and graduate students wishing to enroll in lower division language  classes.  All other students should use the waitlist system): https://forms.modlangs.gatech.edu/overloadPermit.php

SOChttps://hsoc.gatech.edu/undergraduate/overloads-permits
SPAN

The department uses Waitlisting for most sections. 

Registration information page: https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/registration

Placement Tests (All students who studied language in high school or are heritage speakers must take the placement test): https://modlangs.gatech.edu/students/placement-tests

Permit Requests (For special cases and graduate students wishing to enroll in lower division language  classes.  All other students should use the waitlist system): https://forms.modlangs.gatech.edu/overloadPermit.php

Level Restrictions

Level Restrictions for Undergraduate Students

An undergraduate student may take a graduate level course with the permission of the department teaching the course, a minimum GPA of 2.7, and be classified as a senior. The student must have the department of instruction enter a permit on their account, and then the student should contact the Registrar's Office to request a LEVEL permit. The Registrar's Office can be contacted at comments@registrar.gatech.edu, or in Room 104 of the Tech Tower. The email should include the student's full name, gtID#, and the course and CRN for which they are trying to register. Once the Registrar's Office has issued the LEVEL permit, Registrar staff will instruct the student to register for the course. For information about using the credit toward a degree please, see the Graduate Course Option section of the catalog.

Catalog: Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Courses

Level Restrictions for Graduate Students

Graduate students who wish to take a 1000 or 2000 level course must obtain a permit from the department teaching the course. The student must have the department of instruction enter a permit on their account, and then come to the Registrar's Office in room 104 of the Tech Tower to have the course added to their schedule. Institute policy allows graduate students to take a 1000 or 2000 level course on a pass/fail or audit basis only.