Georgia Tech is accredited through SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools). All GT students will automatically receive academic credits just like any other courses you take at GT. If you are a non-GT student, to receive academic credits (official academic transcripts), you need to be admitted to Georgia Tech as a non-degree-seeking special/transient student through this Online Application page. Only current students (or graduates) of any college or university can be admitted as a special student. (High school students do not receive academic credits.) After completing your online course, you need to request the Registrar's Office to send your transcripts to your home institution. (For a privacy reason, they will not send your transcripts to anyone unless you make a request.) If you are not interested in receiving academic credits or if you are a high school student, you can register through the Professional Education as a GTPE student. We can send letters containing your grade to GTPE students upon request, but no academic credits will be given.
All special/transient students applying through Admission Office to receive academic credit: Please refer to the undergraduate tuition rates for "6 HRs or less" for residents/non-residents listed on the Bursar's Office Webpage. First-year courses (e.g., 1001-U, 1002-U) are 4 credit hours and second-year courses (e.g., 2001-U, 2002-U) are 3 credit hours. (If "DL Summer Online Undergraduate Students" rate is listed, that rate does NOT apply to Online Chinese, Japanese and Russian courses.)
All non-GT students applying through Professional Education (GTPE) who do not receive academic credit : Please contact GTPE office.
All courses require you to have a microphone headset ($20 or so) for your computer, and some may require you to have a scanner ($80 or so). If you don't have them, you may have to purchase them separately. Once you register for the course, your instructor will contact you regarding additional equipment you need.
All non-GT students for academic credit are responsible for registering for the class through OSCAR and paying all required fees by the deadlines as indicated in your admission package. Register for Section U of a given course (Section U is reserved for special students). If you are a GT student from other campuses outside of Atlanta, register for Section Y (or other section number that will be sent to you). Your window of registration may be limited to the last phase of registration during Add/Drop period (See “Official Calendars”). (Professional Education students should consult with professional education for relevant fee deadlines). Please read registration information carefully for tuition payment deadline. The Registrar strictly enforces all stated deadlines, and Modern Languages is unable to intervene on your behalf if you miss your registration window, so please register and pay your tuition/fee on time.
If you are a special/transient student, you should receive an admission package from Office of Undergraduate Admission. In it, there is information about setting up your own GT email and computer account. It is your responsibility to set up your own computer account which enables you to have access to T-Square platform (http://t-square.gatech.edu) where online teaching will take place. (Russian online courses may use a separate platform besides T-Square. Contact your instructor for more instruction.) If something goes wrong with setting up your own computer account, please contact Undergraduate Admission Office. Your instructor will contact you through GT email, so make sure to set up your GT email account correctly. If your GT email does not work for some reason, let your instructor know your email address that works. If you have registered through GTPE, please contact your instructor directly and let him/her know your correct email address. For technical information on how to access the online course, please go to Online Language Support Center.
There are two sections of the same online course. Section UA is for GT students. Section U is for special/transient students. Those applying through DLPE receive T-Square access information directly from the instructor. If you try to register for an incorrect section of the course, you may receive a cryptic error message like "campus restriction error."
If you are not a heritage speaker of the language AND you have no (or almost no) experience in speaking the language, you should take the first course in the course sequence (1001-U for special students and 1001-UA for GT students). For all other cases, please go to our Online Placement Tests. If you have specific placement questions, contact your instructor. Please visit Online Language Course Support site to find out the current instructors.
No, you don't have to. If you cannot come to the campus location to take exams, contact your instructor at least two weeks before the exam. You can take exams at a preapproved location near you under a preapproved exam proctor. (Typically, an exam proctor is your supervisor or advisor. Proctors must sign a written agreement form to be approved.)
Online courses have an initial maximum of 10 for GT students and 10 for non-GT students. If there are spaces remaining on the first day of the semester, remaining spaces will be released to all students. If you are a GT student, you must go online on the ML homepage to request an overload to be entered into the waiting list for the course. The instructor will email you by the end of the first day of the semester if you are selected as an overload student. Priorities are shown below:
Once your overload permit is issued, you will have 48 hours to complete your registration on OSCAR. If you still have not completed your registration by the end of that time period, your space may be given to other students.
Some do, and this is noted on the registration system when you register. If a class has a minimum requirement (typically, 8), and not enough students register for the class by the end of the first week of the semester, the class may be canceled. Typically, registration for online courses start slowly and the classes tend to be filled during the late registration phase.
Yes. GT is required not to release any student records including your grade to other institutions unless the student makes an individual request for it. Please contact the Registrar's Office and request your transcript to be sent to your home institution.