May 31, 2002
|Georgia State University is pleased to announce the launch of a new student information system. The old TEMPO system that students have used for many years is being replaced by a new, integrated suite of several software packages. Students will now access a new web site that will provide access to many services, including on-line registration. Since this site will be more extensive than the old TEMPO system, it is known as GoSOLAR (Georgia State On-Line Access to Records).
Many staff members throughout the university have been hard at work for the past year to ensure a smooth transition to the new system. While much of this work has been "behind the scenes," several changes will be evident to students. For example, the new system is not bound by the limitations of the old software, and students will note that registration for future terms will be much earlier than was previously possible. The college schedulers have been working diligently to have the Fall 2002 schedule of classes ready for posting to the web by May 28, which means students will be able to see course offerings much earlier than in past years.
To coincide with the posting of the on-line schedule, an initial GoSOLAR registration period will run from May 28-30 for all students. Appointments for this GoSOLAR registration have been assigned for eligible students. Your appointment time is May 29 at 11:00 am. As in the TEMPO system, these appointment times simply set the earliest time you may access the system. You may use the system from that point until this advanced registration period is closed at 7:00 pm on May 30. Registration is available from 8:30 am each day until midnight on May 28 and 29 and until 7:00 pm on May 30. To access the system, go to the web site www.gosolar.gsu.edu.
The Registrar's Office will post instructions for using the system on our web site (www.gsu.edu/registrar). We will also post the Fall 2002 Registration Guide, which contains the semester calendar, the exam schedule, college registration requirements, and several other useful items.
A second registration period for Fall semester classes will run from July 8 - 19, with a third registration held from August 2 - 13. Classes begin on Monday, August 19 and late registration (drop/add) runs from that date until Sunday, August 25.
Please accept this invitation to use the new GoSOLAR registration system during the May 28-30 period and take advantage of our earliest fall registration ever!