Dear Grad Students, 

Thanks to the hard work of the OGMS team, more functions are available in OGMS. If you plan to submit an application for CPT (Curricular Practical Training), RCL (Reduced Course Load), or Hiring-by-outside-department, please follow the following steps.


Step 1: (Department level) Submit a CPT, RCL, or Hiring-by-outside-department application in OGMS

Step 2: (University level) Once your CPT/RCL application in OGMS is approved by DGS, submit a CPT/RCL application in iStart. (Input the DGS’s email for approval)



1. Share your (internship) details with your academic advisor before you submit an application, asking her/him to approve your application in OGMS. Or your advisor may simply email his/her approval to DGS. Please note without your advisor’s approval, your application cannot be approved by DGS.

2. Contact Ms. Tammie Dudley to register for the CPT course CSC 8940.

3. Make sure you decline any type of Graduate Assistantship (GRA/GTA) in the same term as your CPT authorization.


Yingshu Li, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Computer Science
Georgia State University