Undergraduate Forms and Policies
In order to take most junior and senior level classes, current Georgia State University undergraduate students with pre-majors in birth through five education, early childhood education, exercise science, health and physical education, middle level education, sign language interpreting, special education and sport administration must complete an online application and be admitted by the program department. Students majoring in art education, music education or foreign language education must also apply and be admitted by their department. For more information, visit the CEHD Undergraduate Admissions page.
To change from the College of Education & Human Development to another major in a different college at Georgia State, students must contact the Office of Academic Assistance at 404-413-8000 and complete the online request form.
To change to another major within the College of Education & Human Development or to add a minor, students must contact the Office of Academic Assistance at 404-413-8000 to get the Change of Major/Add Minor request form to fill out and submit.
Undergraduates who wish to complete a directed readings course in the College of Education and Human Development should complete the undergraduate directed readings form with a faculty member in the appropriate academic department. Once completed, the form should be returned to the CEHD Office of Academic Assistance in Suite 300 of the CEHD Building or sent by email to [email protected]. Contact a CEHD OAA advisor with questions about directed readings.
Student Petition for Resolution
Students are encouraged to discuss academic or non-academic problems or grade concerns with the instructor before filing a formal petition to understand the basis of the treatment or grade. If the issue is not resolved informally, students should complete the Student Petition for Resolution process. To obtain a copy of the Student Petition Resolution form, contact the Office of Academic Assistance at 404-413-8000.
Petition for Waiver or Variance
Any student in the College of Education & Human Development may petition for a waiver or variance of established policy, procedure, rule or guideline governed by the college. The Student Petition for Waiver or Variance must be submitted by the end of the term before the term in which the exception is needed.
Note: This form should be used for requests of substitutions of required courses, waivers of college policies governing graduate students or waivers of college policies governing doctoral students. This form is not intended to address admissions issues or questions. To obtain a copy of the Petition for Waiver or Variance form, contact the Office of Academic Assistance at 404-413-8000.
College of Education and Human Development students who want to have transfer courses from other institutions reviewed to count for specific Georgia State Education and Human Development courses can complete the online request form. We recommend that students meet with their academic advisor first and that they upload a syllabus from their transfer institution with their request.
Students who want to have courses reviewed that are offered by other academic colleges (Arts & Sciences, Business, etc.) should not use this online form and should consult their advisor for information about the correct transfer credit review process.
Additional Forms and Policies
Georgia State University’s policy on academic honesty states that “…students be honest and that they submit for credit only the products of their own efforts.” Here are resources to help you adhere to this policy. In addition, the Georgia State University Policy on Academic Honesty provides definitions, examples, and procedures for resolving matters of academic honesty.
Policies and Procedures
Understanding Academic Honesty
ALL TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM ACCEPTED STUDENTS — DO NOT COMPLETE THIS — you will receive information about the procedures required for your Pre-Service Certificate, which includes a criminal background check that the Georgia Professional Standards Commission will complete.
Georgia State students who are completing a classroom observation for an EDUC course, including experiences at a social organization, are required to complete a criminal background check.
Students in EDUC 2110 who are being placed by the Office of Field Placement must complete the criminal background check through Student Check/Pre-Check.
If you are requesting placement in Dekalb or Rockdale County, you will be required to complete the criminal background check for $45-$50. Do not complete the Georgia State criminal background check. You will receive instructions from the Office of Field Placements once your school has been assigned with instructions to obtain the county’s criminal background check.
- Students who will be arranging their own placements in a social organization should check with the organization regarding their own CBC processes. All students completing a placement in EDUC 2120 and 2130 are required to complete a CBC. If not the one from the placement site itself, then they are required to use PreCheck and can print a copy of their CBC to have with them.
- Background checks are conducted by PreCheck, Inc., a firm specializing in background checks. Your order must be placed online through StudentCheck.
- A background check typically takes three to five normal business days to complete.
- If you need assistance while placing your online order, please contact PreCheck at [email protected]. If you need additional assistance, contact the GSU Office of Field Placements, College of Education & Human Development building, Suite 300 or email [email protected].
- If you are required to be placed in a Day Care facility for your program, you will be required to complete a criminal background check through DECAL at an additional charge.
Ordering your background check
Undergraduate students, choose from the PreCheck website the option from the School and Program drop-down menu: Georgia State University-Education-Undergraduates. Students in the B.I.S. degree choose “General” under program.
Graduate students, choose from the School and Program drop-down menu on the PreCheck website: Georgia State University – Education-Graduates