Student Guide

Academic Services

This section will outline the academic services available to eMajor students. Students should review these services, understand the registration procedures and view a list of the courses that are offered through eMajor.

This section will provide information on the following:

eMajor Liaisons

Each of the eMajor Affiliates has a specified representative on campus. These representatives can help students through the admissions and enrollment process, connect the student with their academic advisor, and answer questions about eMajor policies and procedures.

To contact an eMajor Liaison, please visit the eMajor affiliate institution list and select the appropriate affiliate.

Student Success Team

Students enrolled in eMajor courses may be contacted by members of the Student Success Team for assistance throughout the semester. The Student Success Team works alongside the eMajor Liaisons and the instructors to provide resources and guidance to students to help ensure success in the program. Throughout the semester, members of the success team will communicate with students through email, telephone, and text message, providing timely reminders and tips for success.

Student Accessibility Services

If a student has an accessibility issue, or suspects that he/she has an accessibility issue and would like to be considered for accommodations, there are several options. Each USG institution has an office of accessibility services, and the campus eMajor Liaison can provide information regarding the office on each home campus. Visit the USG eMajor Institutions page to access the accessibility office at your school. Students should contact the accessibility services coordinator at their home institution to discuss the documentation and process required for special accommodations.

In all cases, students will be asked to qualify for special accommodations by providing documentation that they have gone through an evaluation process at an approved University System of Georgia or private agency evaluation site.

It is the student's responsibility to make arrangements with their current institution's campus accessibility services office at the beginning of the semester if they will require accommodations for the current semester. Students should provide the accommodation documentation issued by the institution to their instructors AND to the USG eCampus eFaculty team at prior to the time the student will need accommodations.

Student Accessibility Services FAQ’s

Students enrolled in an eMajor course should contact the accessibility service provider at the institution to which they pay their tuition. The service provider will walk the student through accessing CIDI services.

Books in e-text will have an email notification sent to the student, disability service provider, or both with instructions on how to download the book. Books from Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic in CD format are typically mailed to the service provider who will give the CD to the student. University System of Georgia eMajor students may have the CD mailed directly to them.

Students can be trained by the accessibility service provider or can call the CIDI Toll-Free Technical Support Help Line at 866.418.2750. Students can check the CIDI website for up-coming trainings in their area. There is also a Student Resources site that can be accessed or downloaded through the CIDI website.

When faculty members are provided with official documentation of needed accommodations by either the student or the campus accessibility office, the instructor should provide all applicable accommodations to


Students register for an eMajor course through their Banner system at their affiliate campus. Each affiliate has its own registration schedule. Students should check their institutional calendars for the allotted time of registration or consult with eMajor Liaison(s) for more information. Please keep in mind, however, that eMajor follows a calendar that may be different than the institution’s regular calendar. Please consult the eMajor Calendar.

After registering for an eMajor course, the student will receive a 'Welcome! eMajor Classes Start XXXX' email approximately two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. The email will contain information on how to log in and get started in the eMajor course.

Please Note: eMajor Administrative Services and the affiliate institution will use the affiliate campus email address to send important academic notices during the semester. It is important that students check their campus email often throughout the semester.

Tuition and Fees Information

Tuition for eMajor is $199 per credit hour as of Fall 2023. Textbooks and special materials required for courses are not included as part of the tuition. Students who register for traditional classroom courses or other distance education courses offered at affiliate institutions will be billed for all of the courses in addition to any mandatory fees.

Any financial aid is reflected on the student’s bill. Those taking classes from more than one institution will receive separate billing notices from each institution.

Dropping, Adding or Withdrawing From a Course


eMajor students can add eMajor courses through an affiliate institution’s Banner System during the first three (3) days of class each semester. Students may drop classes during the first five (5) days of class. Please note that the eMajor calendar may differ from the regular institutional calendar. Classes may begin earlier or later, and drop/add dates may also be different. Consult the eMajor Calendar for information.

Drop for Non-Payment

Some institutions may drop students for non-payment if fees are not paid by the deadline.

Drop or Withdrawal for Non-Attendance

It is critical for eMajor students to be active in each eMajor course within the first week of class, ideally on the first day of class.

All students must log in to course(s) during the first five (5) calendar days of the semester and complete the Mandatory Attendance activities as outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus; if not, students may be reported as absent and administratively dropped or withdrawn.

NOTE: Although students may be dropped from courses for non-participation, students who wish to drop/withdraw should not count on being dropped/withdrawn by their instructor or their institution. It is the student's responsibility to drop/withdraw from courses if that is their intention.


If, for some reason, a student cannot participate in class activities, he or she should contact the instructor immediately. Failure to respond to the initial faculty communication within a week or to complete course activities within the first week will result in a student being reported for non-attendance. Failure to participate without officially withdrawing from the course will result in a grade of F. A student may officially withdraw up to the midpoint of the semester without academic penalty.

Withdrawal Procedure

A student may withdraw from a course with a grade of "W" if the withdrawal is completed by the official midpoint of the semester. The midpoint, or last day to withdraw and receive a grade of "W," is listed in each course schedule and/or syllabus and on the eMajor calendar located on the eMajor Website. To withdraw from an eMajor course, a student must complete the online withdrawal form. Students cannot withdraw from an eMajor course without completing the online withdrawal form. Once the form is completed and submitted, the withdrawal information will be sent to the instructor and to the Office of the Registrar at the student's affiliate Institution, within 48 hours.

Financial Aid

Regardless of whether a student is taking eMajor courses as a transient student, a transfer student, or as a new student, he or she may use financial aid to pay for eMajor courses just as he or she would with traditional campus classes. Financial aid information is available at the affiliate Financial Aid Offices. Contact them for assistance with determining aid eligibility, application procedures, and additional information.

Transient students must make financial aid arrangements through their home institutions.

Academic Services FAQs

Withdrawal occurs after drop/add. To access the withdrawal form, visit the Withdrawals Appeals, & Complaints page on the eMajor website.

Students should contact the eMajor Liaison at their home institution to discuss their options when considering a withdrawal after the midpoint.

Contact your Bursar's Office at your home institution.

Consult with your eMajor Liaison to ensure your withdrawal was processed. Please note: If you have withdrawn from an eMajor course, the course will continue to show in GoVIEW for a few days.

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