Certain courses may be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. For undergraduate ISyE students these are limited to free electives, humanities and the additional social science (the required economics course, BOR history course and PSYC 1101 must be taken for letter grade). No ISyE courses may be taken on a Pass/Fail basis by a student seeking the BSIE degree unless the course is taken for free elective credit.
A maximum of 9 credit hours can be taken pass/fail. Please see the Registrar's rules here.
You cannot double count courses unless the course is in the free elective category of your BSIE in which case the course can be used towards the minor as well. Students in the Technology and Management program should discuss their minor program of study with their ISyE academic advisor.
Effective Fall, 2017, admitted freshmen will not be allowed to submit a request for a change of major until after the deadline for withdrawal from classes with a W grade in the first term of their enrollment. The change would be effective for the second term of enrollment. This includes a change of major within the student's current College. For freshmen admitted for Summer, the restriction is lifted after the withdraw deadline of their second semester of enrollment. All other restrictions also apply.
Catalog policy describes the one unrestricted major change available to students admitted as freshmen. The information in the section above references when the one unrestricted change of major for freshmen is allowed to occur. It is important to note that transfer students are not allowed an unrestricted change of major.
ISyE follows the Georgia Tech Change of Major rules with exceptions below.
ALL STUDENTS, (whether having accumulated 60 hours or not) who would like to change to the ISyE major must attend a Change of Major information session.
In addition to attending the Change of Major session, students must also satisfy the following:
Freshmen (non-transfers) are allowed one major change during the first 2 semesters of residence.
All others, including freshmen who have already changed their majors, students with more than two semesters in residence, and non-ISyE change of major candidates, must complete the following four GT courses:
Additionally, change of major candidates must:
Note: After a student attends the change of major session, ISyE will assist with permits for MATH 2603 and ISyE 2027 as needed.
If you are not sure of your Catalog Year, you can find listed on your DegreeWorks Audit. It is listed on the black bar that is titled BSIE - Degree Requirements.
Georgia Tech policy allows students to withdraw (drop) from one or more courses each term, if they are permitted to do so by their major school. The specific drop-date is published in the academic calendar. ISyE follows Georgia Tech policy. However, students should be judicious to avoid waste of time and resources. A decision to withdraw from a course is a serious one and should be made only after substantial deliberation and preferably in consultation with an academic advisor. See the Georgia Tech Catalog for rules and regulations on withdrawals. With the exception of part-time graduate students, students who withdraw from school and receive all grades of W will not ordinarily be permitted to re-enroll the next succeeding term. Refer to the Georgia Tech Catalog, Section VIII .B, for regulations regarding readmission.
Unless a student is using Grade Substitution, all grades will be averaged into your GPA. Please see the official Grade Substitution Policy for details. A very limited Grade Substitution Policy exists for first time freshman who receive a D or an F in a course within their first two terms in residence. The class must be repeated within the first 4 semesters in residence and the application for grade substitution must be submitted on time.
Certain courses may be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. For undergraduate ISyE students these are limited to free electives, humanities and the extra social science (not ECON, Psychology or BOR History requirement).
For none ISyE courses, the maximum number of Pass/Fail credits is
Free electives can be classes such as social science classes, humanities classes, management classes, additional IE electives, etc.
Free Electives may not repeat the material in any other class used for the BSIE degree. For example, ISYE 3770/MATH 3770/ MGT 2250 do not satisfy a free elective for IE students because there is a required statistics class (ISYE 2028) in the curriculum.
Pre-calculus cannot be used as a free elective.
No CETL course can be used as free elective.
Classes that do not count as free electives for BSIE students include:
PHYS 2802 (Physics Help Class)
ISYE 3770/MATH 3770/ MGT 2250 (Management Statistics)
All CETL courses
Work or internship experiences
Any repeated class
Any class that duplicates any other class required for the BSIE degree
If in doubt, ASK YOUR ADVISOR!
ISyE allows double counting for courses that are used toward a certificate as long as the Institute's guidelines are met.
Students seeking readmission must contact an ISyE advisor no less than three weeks before the readmission deadline listed on the Registrar website. All documents must be submitted to Registrar before the readmission deadline to be considered.
Students who have been dropped from school because of unsatisfactory academic performance may not always be re-admitted. They are advised strongly to seriously consider their educational and career aims and to seek educational alternatives accordingly. Among these alternatives are non-technical as well as engineering technology programs at other institutions. The sobering fact that many students who have fared poorly here must often face is that their aptitude, preparation, or work habits may simply not be amenable to a successful experience at Tech. In such cases, neither the Institute nor ISyE does the student a favor by granting readmission.
On the other hand, some students perform poorly (and are dropped accordingly) because of emotional difficulties, family and/or personal problems, substance abuse, and the like. Certainly, if this is the case, the student must be prepared, at the time of the readmission application, to present evidence that such problems contributed to the prior difficulties and that they are presently being dealt with appropriately. Helpful in this regard is documentation from suitable professional sources (i.e., physicians, counselors, etc.).
Semesters away from Georgia Tech: ISyE policy is that, void of extenuating circumstances, a student who has been dropped for unsatisfactory scholarship must remain out of school for at least 2 semesters (excluding summer semester). During this time, the student is urged to consider taking courses at an alternative institution. Demonstration of an ability to perform in a satisfactory manner accordingly and with regard to meaningful coursework strengthens the student's case for re-admission to Tech. Again, please take note that the ISyE department only provides a recommendation regarding re-admission. The final decision is made by the Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.
Readmission Application: Students must first submit a readmission application to Registrar (includes a payment of $30) before the deadline. This application will then be sent from Registrar to the ISyE Academic Office for review.
Petition to Faculty: Students must complete the petition to faculty form. The bottom of this form will be completed by an ISyE academic advisor. Students are also highly encouraged to attach a personal letter to the petition that addresses the committee and explains the students situation and reason they believe they should be allowed to return after dismissal.
Re-admission Contract: If re-admission is recommended by ISyE, the student will be asked to sign a contract which will include a program of study and a minimum grade point average which will assure a GPA of at least 2.0 at the end of the period described by the contract. Failure to meet any part of the contract will result in the student's dismissal from the institute. With this action, the student will also agree that no attempt will be made to seek further re-admission to ISyE.
A second academic dismissal (drop): Students are advised to review Section VIII, B.6 of the Student Rules and Regulations stating: "A student who is dropped a second time for unsatisfactory scholarship will not be re-admitted to the Institute."
See the Registrar's official definition and restrictions associated with different academic standings.
The minimum GPA required for graduating with an undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech is 2.0.
Additionally, starting Spring 2015, all incoming new students into IE must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in their ISYE prefix classes in order to graduate with a BS IE. ISYE 2699/2698/4698/4699/4802 are not included in this GPA calculation.
See details in the Georgia Tech Catalog.
Students may ask for relief from any of the Institute's rules and regulations by submitting a formal request to the Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. The necessary form, called a Petition to the Faculty, can be obtained in the ISyE undergraduate office or from the registrar's website. A "Petition to the Faculty" form may be completed by a student when asking for an exception to an Institute rule or policy. Some examples of exception requests include:
Typically, these petitions are granted when the student has been unjustly served by the regulations or when relief is requested from the consequences of a mistake over which the student had no control. Note, however, that these petitions will not be looked upon favorably if they seek protection from the consequences of your own carelessness.
A petitioner should complete the form, obtain the recommendation and signature of the undergraduate advisor or the Director of Undergraduate Studies, and submit the petition to the Registrar. Understand, however, that a departmental recommendation is not routine. If your case is not viewed as a legitimate one accordingly, do not expect a positive recommendation.
See Commencement Website
If the course section is closed, but has waitlisting enabled, students may follow the below instructions to waitlist for the course section.
ISyE does not grant overload requests. Please use the Waitlist function for all ISyE courses that are full. This will enforce a first come first served priority scheme. Degree candidates are given priority on the waitlist system.
ISyE personnel cannot grant permits for non-ISyE courses; each school controls permits and overloads for its courses.
The final thirty-six hours earned for a degree must be taken in residence at Georgia Tech.
Time Tickets are determined by the Georgia Tech Registrar.
Check your Time Ticket information here.
If you get the error "DUPL CRSE WITH SEC-XXXXX" then you may be trying to register for two sections of ISYE 4803 Special Topics courses in the same semester. This is OK except that the system does not recognize that they are different classes. In this case you need to contact your advisor to give you the duplicate course override. Please do this before registration begins to prevent delay.
Senior Design Time Conflicts cannot be resolved. You cannot take courses that overlap with senior design times.