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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 2016

10 Week Term8 Week Term - Session 18 Week Term - Session 2
Registration BeginsApril 1April 1April1
First Day of ClassesAugust 15August 15October 10
Late Registration/Add PeriodAugust 15-17August 15-17October 10-12
Drop PeriodAugust 15-19August 15-19October 10-14
Attendance VerificationAugust 18-24August 18-24October 13-19
HolidaySeptember 5September 5NA
Last Day to Withdraw - Receive a W GradeOctober 5September 9November 3
HolidayNovember 23-25NANovember 23-25
Last Day of ClassNovember 30October 5December 2
Final Exam(s)December 1-3October 7December 6
Grades DueDecember 7October 10December 8

Spring 2017

16 Week Term8 Week Term - Session 18 Week Term - Session 2
Registration BeginsNovember 1November 1November 1
First Day of ClassesJanuary 9January 9March 6
Late Registration/Add PeriodJanuary 9-11January 9-11March 6-8
Drop PeriodJanuary 9-13January 9-13March 6-10
Attendance VerificationJanuary 12-18January 12-18March 9-15
HolidayJanuary 16January 16NA
Last Day to Withdraw - Receive a W GradeMarch 1February 3March 30
Last Day of ClassApril 21March 1April 25
Final Exam(s)April 25-27March 3April 27
Grades DueMay 1March 6May 1

Summer 2017

10 Week Term8 Week Term - Session 18 Week Term - Session 2
Registration BeginsApril 1April 1April 1
First Day of ClassesMay 9May 15May 30
Late Registration/Add PeriodMay 9-11May 15-17May 30-June 1
Drop PeriodMay 9-15May 15-19May 30-June 5
Attendance VerificationMay 11-17May 18-24June 1-7
Last Day to Withdraw - Receive a W GradeJune 9June 12June 26
HolidayJuly 4July 4July 4
Last Day of ClassJuly 10July 7July 21
Final Exam(s)July 11-13July 10July 24
Grades DueJuly 15July 14July 26