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INGRESS

The Intra-Georgia Registration Sharing System (INGRESS) was developed by Information Technology Services as an innovative solution that promotes collaborative partnerships and enables multi-institutional registration. INGRESS integrates with the Ellucian Banner student information system and the Brightspace by D2L learning management system to process cross-institutional registrations, support centralized seat management, and automate the creation of online courses and blended course shells. Using INGRESS, students may enroll in courses at their home institution that are offered by other colleges and universities.

Benefits of INGRESS

Students
  • Provides access to a larger pool of classes to avoid delays in graduation.
  • Eliminates extra paperwork to receive financial aid as a result of enrolling in courses offered by another school.
  • Retains all records and transactions at home institution; no need for an additional student ID, transcript, etc.
Faculty
  • Provides access to a consolidated class roster for all students.
  • Provides a single point-of-access for cross-institutional administrative work.
Institutions
  • Eliminates cancellation of low enrollment courses by sharing course seats with other institutions.
  • Offers specialized courses as part of the curriculum through partnerships with other institutions.
  • Shares tuition revenues for summer courses taken by students in their hometown or other location rather than their home institution.
  • Increases the availability of seats in high demand courses.
  • Improves efficiencies by eliminating most of the administrative processes associated with transient enrollment.

Common Academic Calendars

The following calendars are applicable to courses offered through the GoVIEW collaborative learning environment.

Fall 2017

16 Week Term8 Week Term - Session 18 Week Term - Session 2
Registration BeginsApril 1April 1April1
First Day of ClassesAugust 14August 14October 9
Late Registration/Add PeriodAugust 14-16August 14-16October 9-11
Drop PeriodAugust 14-18August 14-18October 9-13
Attendance VerificationAugust 17-23August 17-23October 12-18
HolidaySeptember 4September 4NA
Last Day to Withdraw - Receive a W GradeOctober 4September 8November 2
HolidayNovember 22-24NANovember 22-24
Last Day of ClassNovember 29October 4December 1
Final ExamsNovember 30-December 4October 5-6December 4-5
Grades DueDecember 7October 9December 7

Spring 2018

16 Week Term8 Week Term - Session 18 Week Term - Session 2
Registration BeginsNovember 1November 1November 1
First Day of ClassesJanuary 8January 8March 5
Late Registration/Add PeriodJanuary 8-10January 8-10March 5-7
Drop PeriodJanuary 8-12January 8-12March 5-9
Attendance VerificationJanuary 11-17January 11-17March 8-14
HolidayJanuary 15January 15NA
Last Day to Withdraw - Receive a W GradeFebruary 28February 2March 29
Last Day of ClassApril 20February 28April 24
Final ExamsApril 23-26March 1-2April 26-27
Grades DueApril 30March 5April 30

Summer 2018

10 Week Term8 Week Term - Session 18 Week Term - Session 2
Registration BeginsApril 1April 1April 1
First Day of ClassesMay 8May 14May 29
Late Registration/Add PeriodMay 8-10May 14-16May 29-31
Drop PeriodMay 8-14May 14-18May 29-June 4
Attendance VerificationMay 10-16May 17-23May 31-June 6
Last Day to Withdraw - Receive a W GradeJune 8June 11June 25
HolidayJuly 4July 4July 4
Last Day of ClassJuly 9July 6July 20
Final ExamsJuly 10-12July 10-12July 23-24
Grades DueJuly 14July 14July 26

Fall 2018

16 Week Term8 Week Term - Session 18 Week Term - Session 2
Registration BeginsApril 1April 1April 1
First Day of ClassesAugust 13August 13October 8
Late Registration/Add PeriodAugust 13-15August 13-15October 8-10
Drop PeriodAugust 13-17August 13-17October 8-12
Attendance VerificationAugust 16-22August 16-22October 11-17
HolidaySeptember 3September 3NA
Last Day to Withdraw - Receive a W GradeOctober 3September 7November 1
HolidayNovember 21-23NANovember 21-23
Last Day of ClassNovember 28October 3November 30
Final ExamsNovember 29-December 4October 4-6December 1-4
Grades DueDecember 6October 8December 6

Spring 2019

16 Week Term8 Week Term - Session 18 Week Term - Session 2
Registration BeginsNovember 1November 1November 1
First Day of ClassesJanuary 14January 14March 11
Late Registration/Add PeriodJanuary 14-16January 14-16March 11-13
Drop PeriodJanuary 14-18January 14-18March 11-15
Attendance VerificationJanuary 17-23January 17-23March 14-20
HolidayJanuary 21January 21NA
Last Day to Withdraw - Receive a W GradeMarch 6February 8April 4
Last Day of ClassApril 26March 6April 30
Final ExamsApril 27-May 2March 7-9May 1-4
Grades DueMay 6March 11May 6

Summer 2019

10 Week Term8 Week Term - Session 18 Week Term - Session 2
Registration BeginsApril 1April 1April 1
First Day of ClassesMay 14May 20May 28
Late Registration/Add PeriodMay 14-16May 20-22May 28-30
Drop PeriodMay 14-20May 20-24May 28-June 3
Attendance VerificationMay 16-22May 23-29May 30-June 5
Last Day to Withdraw - Receive a W GradeJune 14June 17June 24
HolidayJuly 4July 4July 4
Last Day of ClassJuly 15July 12July 19
Final ExamsJuly 16-18July 16-18July 20-24
Grades DueJuly 22July 22July 26