Current Student FAQs

When are core courses offered?

You must choose 4 out of 5 core courses, if you take the cross-listed course, be sure you indicate that specifically.

Core Course

Semester Offered by the School of CSE

CSE 6140 Algorithms


CSE 6220 High Performance Computing


CSE 6643 Numerical Linear Algebra (cross-listed with MATH 6643)


CSE 6730 Modeling and Simulation


CSE 6740 Computational Data Analysis (cross-listed with ISYE 6740)


When should I submit my Program of Study?

MS Students – by the end of your first semester

PhD Students – After you successfully pass the qualifying exam.

Where can I find the CSE forms?

I need a permit for CSE 7000, 8903, 8999 or 9000:

Submit the appropriate form(s) and be patient! All forms submitted will be processed prior to the end of registration.

I’ve never used DocuSign, how can I learn?

I have questions about CSE requirements.

Review the CSE Handbook, if you have additional questions email us at

Can I transfer to a different CSE Home Unit?

Yes, however each home unit has different requirements, please refer to the Home Unit coordinator list in the CSE Handbook for the correct contact person.

I want to transfer credits from another institution to use toward my MSCSE Georgia Tech degree.

If the course is a CSE core course, contact the School of CSE at, otherwise contact your home unit advisor.

I have a question about Georgia Tech policies.

You can look up all policies in the policy library here: 

I have questions about VISA requirements.

Contact the Office of International Education here:

I’ve been hired as TA; do I have to register for CSE 8997?

It is not mandatory, however, if you want to register for it send the CRN and your GTID number to:

I’m a PhD student hired as a TA for the semester, I heard something about a CETL course, do I need to take this course?

Yes, all COC PhD students are required to serve as TAs for 2 semesters. In addition to the TA-ship you are also required to register for CETL courses:

1st TA-ship - CETL 8000 - COC
2nd TA-ship - CETL 8801 – COC.
You can find more information here: 

I want a TA position next semester, what do I do?

Complete the COC application when it’s released mid-semester

How do I get a GA position?

Contact the professor(s) in which you are interested working to check the availability

My GTA, GRA or GA paycheck is incorrect, who do I contact?

I have a “financial hold” on my account, what do I do?

ALL Georgia Tech students must accept a Financial Responsibility Agreement. This is a University System of Georgia requirement. Students will not be able to move forward with registration until this agreement has been initialed. Once a student initials the agreement; the hold is immediately removed. To review the Financial Responsibility Agreement, please access the Student and Financial Aid tab in Oscar, click on the Registration tab, then click the link for Financial Responsibility Agreement.

Where can I find registration COC information?

The COC registration page has the most current registration information

I plan on graduating this semester, what I do?

Check your degreeworks account for any missing requirements and work with your Home Unit Coordinator to have everything submitted in a timely manner.

I am an MSCSE student and my degreeworks shows that my home unit specialization is missing, but I have taken all my courses, what do I do?

Your home unit coordinator has not completed degree audits, contact them to find out when they will complete that process.

I am a PhD candidate and I’m not sure what I need to submit to complete my degree.

Refer to the Grad Studies checklist here:

What day is graduation?

Information regarding the commencement ceremony will be available online at Please continue to check this website periodically for updated information regarding the ceremony

I’m ready to propose/defend, is there an email template?

Yes, (it should be sent at least 1 week in advance):

Send it to:,,, cse-, and copy your committee.

EMAIL SUBJECT: CSE Ph.D. Thesis/Proposal Announcement






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