2021 First Year Students

Welcome to Georgia Tech! 

As newly admitted students you all well be going through orientation, registering for classes, selecting roommates, and other exciting steps towards becoming first year students at Georgia Tech! The following information is available to help you ease into that transition. We encourage you to reach out to our mentors, staff, and one another to answer questions, and begin to build relationships that will support you throughout your time as a student.

Registration during FASET

How to Officially Register


The following videos will help guide you as you put together your ideal schedule for the fall, register for those classes, and show you some of the many ways that Explore LLC can help you throughout your first year.  

How to Create an Effective Schedule


FASET Sessions

We’re really excited to meet you all! Since we can’t meet in person at FASET this year, so we are hosting a virtual Q&A session that you can join to meet the Explore Staff, some of our past Explore Students, also known as Legacies, and ask us Explore-specific questions, registration (specifically about Explore Reserved courses), and life at Tech.


While registration will formally open at 2:00 pm, we will be available starting at 1:30 p.m. This session is optional. Here is the LINK for BlueJeans Meeting for the Explore FASET Session on Tuesday, June 23rd from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Since there is a limited number of people who can join at a timewe ask that only the student sign-on. Families off each student may view and listen if they wish from that screen. Please make sure to follow the FASET schedule inclusive of academic advising for course registration questions and guidance most relative to your specific major. 


Fall Explore LLC Course Options 

*click here for PDF (2021 courses to be released in March of 2020)

GT 1000 is the ONLY REQUIRED COURSE for Explore. You may take any section you desire, but we put a strong emphasis on the Explore or College of Science major-specific sections. iGniTe students completed their requirement over the summer. 

It is HIGHLY SUGGESTED that you select Explore-reserved courses in all situations that you can. You will then be in lab or class with only other Explore students, and therefore able to easily meet for group work, test-prep, study sessions, or ask your neighbor down the hall a question about what the TA may have said.

Below are a list of classes that have specifically been reserved or suggested for Explore students in 2020. (2021 to be released in Spring of 2020)

Course Name and Number Time Day(s) CRN Number
ENGL 1101 11:00 am - 11:50 am MWF 88876
ENGL 1101 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm  MWF 88878

Note: In the past we have had a large number of students try to take ENGL 1102 and not be able to get into the course because if capacities. This year, we will be focusing on reserving seats in the spring, which will allow us to reserve a higher number of sections and classes, based on student interests, time, and available professors. If you have already received credit for ENGL 1101, PLEASE WAIT TO TAKE ENGL 1102 in the spring with the Explore LLC cohort. This will allow you to work in teams of Explore students, making coordinating group projects and other assignments simpler.


Course Name and Number Time Day(s) CRN Number
MATH 1551 E 11:00 am  -11:50 am  MW 86441
MATH 1551E 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM  W 86441
MATH 1551 E02 ** 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM F 88485
MATH 1551 E03 ** 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM  F 88483
MATH 1552 E 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM  MWF 86497
MATH 1552 E03 * 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM TR 86499
MATH 1553 D 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM  MW 91305
MATH 1553 D03 ** 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM  F 87109
MATH 1553 I 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM  MW 91303
MATH 1553 I05 ** 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM  F 87110
MATH 1554 E 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM  MWF 91441
MATH 1554 E02 * 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM  TR 86491

Note: Many of the sections listed above are STUDIO sections. This is mandatory for some courses (indicated by **), and optional for others (indicated by *). All sections listed WITHOUT a * are the mandatory lecture for that course. For example, should you chose to register for Math 1551 E, you would be required to also register for Math 1551 E02 or E03.


Note: Each course listed here without an attached number (CHEM 1211K B for example) is LECTURE ONLY. YOU MUST ALSO REGISTER FOR A LAB SECTION. The corresponding Explore-Reserved Lab Sections are also listed here. For example, should you chose to register for CHEM 1211K B, you must ALSO register for CHEM 1211K B26 or CHEM 1211K B27.
Course Name and Number Time Day(s) CRN Number
CHEM 1211K B 84045 MWF 9:30 am - 10:20 am
CHEM 1211K B26 84054 M 3:30 pm - 6:15 pm
CHEM 1211K B27 87039 T 3:30 pm - 6:15 pm
CHEM 1212K B 84282 MWF 11:00 am - 11:50 am
CHEM 1212K B29 89847 R 3:30 pm - 6:15 pm
CHEM 1310 A 84708 MWF 9:30 am - 10:20 am
CHEM 1310 A26 80806 M 3:30 pm - 6:15 pm


Subject Time and Location Days CRN Number
Chemistry & Biochemistry 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T 87904
Chemistry & Biochemistry 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm W 89202
UR1 Undergrad Research Focus 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T 84041
Math 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W 90373
Neuroscience 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm M 81618
Neuroscience 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm W 81718
Psychology 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm M 81621
Explore LLC 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm M 90396
Explore LLC 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T 90397
Explore LLC 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm R 90398
Earth and Atmospheric Science 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T 89391
Physics 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm M 88553
Biology 11:00 am - 11:50 am M 85199
Diversity and Inclusion 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm W 86625
Mindfulness and Stress Management 11:00 am - 11:50 am M 88019


Note: BIOS 1107L A is the LECTURE for Biological Principles. This must be taken concurrently WITH a lab section, which Explore offers in BIOS 1107L EX3, EX4, and EX6.
Course Name and Number Time Day(s) CRN Number
BIOS 1107L A 91267 MWF 11:00 am - 11:50 am
BIOS 1107L EX3 92803 T 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
BIOS 1107L EX4 92804 T 3:30 pm - 6:15 pm
BIOS 1107L EX6 92805 W 3:30 pm - 6:15 pm
BIOL 2801 - A *Coronavirus Biology 93410 F 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm


Applied Physiology (APPH)
Course Name and Number Time Day(s) CRN Number
Sci Foundation of Health 1040 L 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm TR 85397
Sci Foundation of Health 1040 J 2:00 pm - 3:55 pm F 85396

Want to make a practice schedule? Check out Courseoff!!

How can we help you?


Contact Us

Emma Blandford
Assistant Director in the College of Sciences
Explore Living Learning Communities

Michelle Canales
Coordinator for Explore Living Learning Communities

General Contact & questions