Wait List

Because of high demand for computer science courses, undergraduate students are asked to register using the department’s wait-list system when classes are filled to capacity. This system allows the Department of Computer Science to track course demand and process overflow requests efficiently.

Please note:

  • Requests should be submitted as soon as possible once courses are full, although they will not be processed until close to the start of the semester.
  • Adding your name to the wait list will not automatically add you to a class.
  • We will not be reducing capacities or blocking classes, so if you add your name to the wait list, you should continue to check the schedule for open slots. (In an ideal world, once you add your name to the wait list, you shouldn’t have to do this and would automatically be added to the class if approved, but the reality is that we don’t have enough resources to manually handle this.)
  • Be realistic when noting your expected semester for graduation. If you select a semester that is not possible for you to graduate, then all of your requests will be rejected without notice.
  • Be realistic when selecting which classes to request. If you do not meet the prerequisites for a requested class, then all of your requests will be rejected without notice. This does not apply to prerequisite waivers that have been directly requested and approved (send any such requests to abourgeois@gsu.edu).
  • Do not send messages asking where you stand or if your request will be approved. Also, do not send messages asking about the cross-listed XL slots. These messages will not be answered.
  • If your wait-list request is granted, an email will be sent to your @student.gsu.edu account. You will have 48 hours after the message is sent to add the approved class to your schedule, so you need to check your email regularly.
  • Do not contact instructors to see if you can get an overflow waiver.