Mini-Mester C is a rigorous 8-week term that happens during the second half of the semester. There are limited course offerings and a shortened registration period.

Students wishing to start their course work during mini-mester C at Gwinnett Tech are required to complete a mandatory orientation session. The orientation session is 60 minutes, with time for questions and answers.

In order to start your coursework during Mini-Mester C, follow these steps.

  1. Complete your (Application)  to Gwinnett Tech, provide the required documentation and get admitted to Gwinnett Tech. (
    • Review the academic calendar for the admission file completion date. After that date, we will continue to process application materials, but cannot guarantee that you will be able to register for Mini-Mester C classes.
  2. Sign-up for an orientation session using the links below. (See Orientation chart below)
  3. Meet with an enrollment advisor to discuss your course selection and review current Course Offerings
    • Check to make sure courses needed for your program of study are being offered during mini-mester C.
  4. Attend the REQUIRED orientation and follow the instructions provided during the orientation to complete the orientation requirement.
  5. Register for classes during the registration period listed on the academic calendar.
  6. Pay for classes by the payment deadline. All dates and deadlines can be found on the Academic Calendar

Orientation Dates

LocationStudent TypeDateDay of WeekTimeLengthSign-upSign-up before
OnlineAll Students9/20/2021Monday9:30 a.m.60 MinutesRegister11:50 p.m. on 9/16/21
OnlineAll Students9/22/2021Wednesday9:30 a.m.60 MinutesRegister11:50 p.m. on 9/19/21
OnlineAll Students9/22/2012Wednesday3:30 p.m.60 MinutesRegister11:50 p.m. on 9/19/21
OnlineAll Students9/23/2021Thursday1:00 p.m.60 MinutesRegister11:50 p.m. on 9/20/21
OnlineAll Students9/24/2021Friday9:30 a.m.60 MinutesRegister11:50 p.m. on 9/21/21
OnlineAll Students9/30/2021Thursday9:30 a.m.60 MinutesRegister11:50 p.m. on 9/27/21

Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at some of the frequently asked questions below and information related to Mini-Mester C orientation and registration.

Registration Error Assistance Request

If you have received a registration error you cannot resolve after reviewing the registration assistance videos and registration instructions, a member of the Gwinnett Tech staff will call you during business hours to assist you with the error.

Response times will vary based on volume of requests and time of day request was submitted. Staff will be responding to requests in the order they are received.  Requests for help will be accepted during priority and late registration as noted on the Academic Calendar.

Please review resources on the Gwinnett Tech website and YouTube channel for immediate assistance. Registration Assistance Form

Will mini-mester C orientation be in-person, on-campus?

There are NO on-campus orientation sessions for Mini-Mester C spring 2021. All Mini-Mester C orientation sessions will be held live and will use WebEx to facilitate the session.

What is WebEx?

WebEx is an online meeting tool used at Gwinnett Tech to facilitate online events, like orientation. It is free to use for all students.

Learn how to join a WebEx meeting.

What should I do if I have issues with WebEx?

Review the online help materials. You can also search for instructions to troubleshoot your particular issue.

How can I access WebEx?

WebEx is available on PC and Mac computers, as well as Android and iOS mobile devices. If you do not have a stable internet connection at home, please contact to discuss options for you to access Mini-Mester C orientation.

When should I log-in to the Mini-Mester C Orientation?

You should plan to open WebEx and get logged into the session at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the event. DO NOT wait until the last minute to attempt to connect to the meeting. Make sure to review instructions and connection troubleshooting with WebEx prior to the date of your orientation.

Can I arrive late to Mini-Mester C orientation?

Due to the mandatory nature of the session, students will NOT be permitted to sign-in for registration access if they arrive more than 15 minutes late after the orientation has started.

Will any classes be added or changed for Mini-Mester C?

The schedule is subject to change. Classes will be added and changed throughout the registration period. Review the current class offerings: Available Classes

Where can I find out what classes are available during Mini-Mester C?

To review the current available classes, please check: Available Classes

Where can I find out what classes are available during Mini-Mester C?

Online and in-person courses are going to be available for students who register during Mini-Mester C. If there is a building number/room number listed, that course has required on-campus meetings. Review the Class Schedule for additional details.

Do you have a waitlist?

Gwinnett Tech does not offer a waitlist option. If a section is closed we encourage you to check for course openings throughout the registration period.

How long is the Mini-Mester C and registration session?

The Mini-Mester C orientation will last approximately one hour with 30 minutes for questions. After the orientation, students must complete the orientation completion requirements.

The WebEx meeting will be locked after 15 minutes have passed. Students will not be able to attend the session if they attempt to access the WebEx meeting 15 minutes after the published start time.

I cannot attend the Mini-Mester C orientation sessions, can I still register for Mini-Mester C classes?

No. Students must attend the on-campus Mini-Mester C orientation and registration session in order to receive access to register for Mini-Mester C classes. Students who either miss attending the sessions, arrive too late for sign-in, or have schedule conflicts will not be eligible to receive registration access for Mini-Mester C classes. Students who do not attend an orientation session would need to register in the next regular registration period for the following semester.

I have already attended a Mini-Mester C orientation in the past. Do I still have to attend if I want to register for Mini-Mester C classes again?

Yes. Registration access is only given to students who attend the Mini-Mester C orientation sessions for that specific Mini-Mester C registration period. Prior campus New Student Orientation, online orientation, or Mini-Mester C orientation completion in the past does not waive the requirement to attend the Mini-Mester C session to receive access for the current Mini-Mester C registration period.

What are the dates and deadlines I should know about Mini-Mester C?

Review the academic calendar for the term you are registering for: Gwinnett Tech Academic Calendars

When does registration start?

The academic calendar has all of the start and end dates for registration. Review the Academic Calendar

I have questions, where can I get more information?

For more information, please see the Operations Update page.

What do I do if I get locked out trying to register?

If you get locked out, please email with the subject line: Locked Out.

Please include your date of birth and the last 4 digits of your social security number in the body of the email. A link to reset the password will be sent to the email. Students requesting password resets after business hours will receive a password reset the following day.

Who is my advisor?

You can find your enrollment advising team on the Gwinnett Tech One Stop page. We have teams of advisors who work with students in like majors. You can select each team to see what majors they serve.

Can I bring a guest?

You can view the live online orientation session with your family members. Students are responsible for signing up for the orientation session.

Are there going to be on-campus courses? Online courses?

We are offering a number of courses that are being taught on campus, in a hybrid model, and online only. You can review the course schedule to see what classes are being offered and how they are being taught. Course Schedule

Accommodations or special requests during orientation

For accommodations during your orientation event, please contact the Disabilities Office prior to your orientation to indicate your needs. The office may be reached at 678-226-6672 or you may contact the support contact assigned to each campus.

Lawrenceville Campus:
Lisa Richardson
Special Populations Coordinator

Alpharetta-North Fulton Campus:
Juan Wilson
Student Support Coordinator