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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 and telephone, providing timely reminders and tips for success.

Student Disability Services and AMAC

If a student has a disability, or suspects that he/she has a disability and would like to be considered for accommodations, there are several options. Each eMajor affiliate campus has an Accessibility Services Office, and the campus eMajor Liaison can provide information regarding the office on each home campus.

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 evaluation site.

If the student is unsuccessful in contacting the Accessibility Services Office at the home/affiliate campus, the student should contact eMajor Administration at 678-839-6400 and/or send an email to emajor@ecampus.usg.edu. Please note that email communication is not secure and confidentiality cannot be assured if the student elects to communicate via email.

It is the student's responsibility to make arrangements with the campus Accessibility Services Office at the beginning of the semester and to let all eMajor instructors and the student's local proctored test site know prior to the time the student will need accommodations.

Student Disability Services & AMAC FAQ’s

University System of Georgia eMajor students should contact the disability service provider at the institution to which they pay their tuition. The service provider will walk the student through accessing AMAC services. The student will need to provide the service provider with textbook information (i.e. title, author, ISBN, and edition). The disability service provider will need to have the student sign an accommodation form, which will be kept on file at the institution and a copy faxed to AMAC (706-583-0001). This form can be faxed or emailed to the student for his/her signature.

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 disability service provider or can call the AMAC Toll-Free Technical Support Help Line at 866-418-2750. Students might want to check the AMAC website for upcoming trainings in their area. There is also an AMAC Student Guide that can be accessed or downloaded through the AMAC website.

Faculty should refer the student to the eMajor Liaison at the institution where he/she registered. The eMajor Liaison will provide direction to the student and communicate with the eMajor Administration Center, eMajor registrars, and the disability service office at the student's registered institution.


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 to eMajor - Getting Started' 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 2016. 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. For students enrolled only in eMajor classes, some of the additional institutional fees may not be charged.

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.

University System of Georgia Employees - Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

Employees of the University System of Georgia may be eligible to register for eMajor courses through the University System TAP

Institutional Human Resources Offices have the appropriate application forms. Each institution has specific guidelines and procedures relating to participation in the TAP. Generally, employees may register for courses on a space-available basis and during the allotted registration time at each institution (a minimum of three days prior to the first day of classes).

Georgia Residents aged 62 or Over Program

Georgia residents who are 62 years or over may receive a tuition waiver under the Georgia Residents Aged 62 or Over Program. These students will have to pay course-specific fees if any are required. These students may register for eMajor courses on a space-available basis and during the allotted registration time at the 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 of the affiliate institutions drop students for non-payment if fees are unpaid prior to the first day of class.

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 is listed in each course 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.

The completed form will be sent to eMajor Administrative Services, the Registrar's Office at the student’s home institution, and the instructor for the course. Students who wish to withdraw after midpoint should contact their affiliate institution to determine penalties for withdrawal after midpoint.

Students should contact the eMajor Liaison at their home institution to discuss their options when considering a withdrawal after the midpoint. Students may be eligible for a hardship withdrawal if experiencing extenuating circumstances (e.g. illness, death in the family, military deployment, or other non-academic reasons). Students are not eligible for hardship withdrawal if they have completed the final exam.

Contact your eMajor affiliate Bursar's Office. The phone number can be found on the eMajor affiliate web site.

Contact your eMajor affiliate Bursar's Office.

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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