Because of the sequencing of courses and because of pre-requisite courses, all Teacher Education students should meet regularly with their advisors to ensure progression toward certification. Students should bring a copy of the individualized program of study developed for them to every advising session/registration.
Students are encouraged to develop a good working relationship with their advisors and to meet with those advisors as often as needed in order to plan their programs of study. All advisors have regularly scheduled office hours and generally schedule additional hours during registration periods. An advisor is assigned to each student at the time of admission. It is the responsibility of each student to stay informed regarding dates for pre-registration, application for graduation, etc., and to contact his/her advisor as needed for assistance and for signatures on forms for registration, drop/add, withdrawal, etc.
Students should not self-advise or register for education courses without consulting their advisors.
Current students have priority for registration and are allowed to pre-register several weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. Registration forms, course schedules, and campus calendars are available in the appropriate Tift College of Education office and in the Registrar’s office on each campus. Tentative schedules are generally posted for several weeks prior to publication of the final schedule. Efforts are made to meet student needs, but some conflicts are inevitable. Classes are scheduled so that all required classes are offered within a two-year cycle. Depending upon demand, some classes are taught one, two, or three times each year, while some are taught only once every two years.
If a class closes prior to the end of registration, a student may request to be on a wait list for that class. If a wait list becomes long enough, consideration is given to adding an additional section of that class. Students on a wait list will be notified if they are eligible to add the class or to register for a new section of the class. Classes are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient enrollment. Students will be notified if a class is canceled, and they will be given the opportunity to register for a different class.