How many credits should I register for each semester?
You must register for 12 credits in Fall and Spring and 9 credits in Summer to receive a tuition waiver. If you are not receiving a tuition waiver from GSU, there is no minimum requirement for the number of credits you need to take per semester.
How do I know which courses to take?
You can see the courses required for your program in the GSU Graduate catalog: https://catalogs.gsu.edu/content.php?catoid=14&navoid=1683
You should also consult the audit forms for your degree here: https://chemistry.gsu.edu/graduate-forms/
If you need additional guidance, contact your research advisor or the Director of Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do I do if I need an override for a course or if I have a registration restriction?
Request the override using the college of arts and sciences registration assistance portal: https://casportal.gsu.edu/register/index.php
Am I on track to graduate?
You can use Degree Works to check your progress: https://cas.gsu.edu/graduate-services/student-resources/degree-works/Degreeworks. See the next question on the FAQ if you need to update the information on DegreeWorks.
You can also use the appropriate audit form for your program here: https://chemistry.gsu.edu/graduate-forms/
Degree Works is showing that I have some missing milestones even although I have already completed them. How do I fix this?
Complete the milestones form here: https://cas.gsu.edu/academics-admissions/required-milestones/
I have a hold on my account. What should I do?
Through PAWS, students can access their “Student Records” tab which opens a menu of options. Select “View Holds” and follow the prompts for how to resolve the hold. If no details are provided, contact the Registrar's office.
What do I do if the classes needed to complete my concentration are not offered?
The Chemistry department can substitute classes from the recommended course offerings for your concentration. Please contact the Graduate Director if you need to have courses substituted.
When should I take my Ph.D. qualifying exam?
The written qualifying exam should be taken one year after enrolling in the Ph.D. program. Students who start the program in the Summer or Fall will take the written qualifying exam in December of the following year. Students who start in the Spring will take the written qualifying exam in April of the following year. The oral exam committee is scheduled after you pass the written exam and submit your research proposal. The Graduate Director will also contact you well before your scheduled exam dates to inform you that your exam is upcoming.
I am supposed to get a tuition waiver, but don't see it in my account. What do I do?
If you are eligible for a tuition waiver, it will automatically be applied to your student account by the week prior to the first day of class that semester. If you think you might be eligible for a tuition waiver but do not see your tuition waiver in your student account by the week prior to the first day of class that semester, then contact the Graduate Director (email@example.com) or Associate Graduate Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).