Freshman Application Update
Distance Calculus Program - FAQ
1. Who is eligible to participate in this program?
High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from participating high schools in Cobb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Hall counties are eligible to participate in the program.
2. How do I know if my school is a participating school?
Currently, participation in the Distance Calculus Program is limited to schools in Cobb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Hall counties only. To see if your school is a Distance Calculus site, please contact your school counselor. If you are a county representative interested in learning more about implementing the distance calculus program in your district, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 404.894.4154.
3. Do I have to come to the Georgia Tech Atlanta campus to complete courses as a Distance Calculus student?
No, Distance Calculus students participate in the courses via distance-learning technology at a high school in their district.
4. What are the admission criteria for the distance calculus program?
To be admitted to the distance calculus program, students must have:
- Minimum score of 4 or better on AP Calculus AB exam or score of 3 or better on AP Calculus BC exam
- Minimum overall GPA of 3.5 on Georgia Tech's recalculated scale
- Minimum math GPA of 3.5 on Georgia Tech's recalculated scale
- Minimum score of 600 on the SAT I math section
The competitive SAT score range is 1850-2000.
5. How do I apply for this program?
Students interested in applying to the Distance Calculus Program must complete the distance calculus online application and submit the nonrefundable $65 application fee by June 15. Applicants must also submit a copy of their high school transcript to Georgia Tech by June 15. SAT/ACT/AP exam scores must be submitted by July 15. The Georgia Tech SAT/AP code is 5248 and the ACT code is 0818.
6. Do I have to take the SAT or ACT exam to apply?
Yes, students must submit official SAT or ACT test scores directly from the testing agency to be considered for admission to the Distance Calculus Program. Students do not have to take the SAT/ACT prior to completing the online application for the program; however, to be considered for admission, official test scores must be on file no later than July 15.
7. When is the deadline to apply to the distance calculus program?
The deadline to submit the online application is June 15. The deadline to submit the high school transcript is also June 15, and the deadline to submit SAT/ACT/AP exam scores is July 15.
8. Where should I send my transcripts for my distance calculus application?
Transcripts for the Distance Calculus Program should be submitted electronically through the GACollege411 website. For more information on submitting transcripts through GACollege411, please contact your high school counselor.
9. How can I check the status of my distance calculus application?
All distance calculus applicants will receive instructions on how to set up their Georgia Tech BuzzPort account within three weeks after applying to the program. The BuzzPort system will allow students to check their application status and materials online.
10. When will admission decisions be released for the Distance Calculus Program?
Admission decisions are released no later than July 20 each year.
11. What are the costs for the distance calculus class?
The costs for the distance calculus class are set each year based on tuition rates set by the Board of Regents for the state of Georgia. Current cost information is available at www.admission.gatech.edu/dcpcosts.
12. Can I take classes outside of the Calculus II and Calculus III courses as a distance calculus student?
No, students enrolled in the Distance Calculus Program may register for Calculus II in the fall semester only. Students who demonstrate satisfactory academic progress in Calculus II will be permitted to enroll in Calculus III only for the spring semester.
13. Is financial aid available for the Distance Calculus Program?
For students who qualify, the Accel program will provide financial aid to assist with the cost of tuition and fees for the distance calculus program. For more information on Accel, please visit www.gacollege411.org.
14. Do I have to attend orientation as a distance calculus student?
Students accepted to the Distance Calculus Program are required to attend a mandatory orientation session held in August. Additional information about the orientation session is provided to students upon offer of admission.
15. How do I register for the distance calculus courses?
The Georgia Tech Registrar Office will automatically register distance calculus students for the Calculus II and Calculus III courses. Students do not have to complete online registration for courses.
16. How do I report my grades to my high school?
All enrolled distance calculus students are responsible for submitting a copy of their Georgia Tech transcript to their high school at the end of each semester for grade reporting purposes. For more information on the transcript request process, please visit www.registrar.gatech.edu.
17. Does admission to the Distance Calculus Program guarantee admission as a freshman to Georgia Tech?
No, admission to the Distance Calculus Program is separate from undergraduate admission to Georgia Tech. Students who are interested in applying to Georgia Tech for freshman admission will need to submit the application for freshman admission and the nonrefundable $65 freshman application fee to be considered. Historically, previous distance calculus students have been very competitive for undergraduate admission to Georgia Tech.
18. I am an international student. Am I eligible to participate in the Distance Calculus Program?
International students may apply to the distance calculus program, provided that they hold a visa type other than B-1, B-2, F-2, or a visa waiver. International students do not qualify for Accel financial aid. Any student who holds a visa or permanent residency card must provide a copy of this documentation to our office when applying to the Distance Calculus Program. Residency documentation should be faxed to 404.894.9511, to the attention of the Distance Calculus Coordinator, or may be mailed to:
Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Attn: Distance Calculus Coordinator
Atlanta, GA 30332-0320
19. Who should I contact for more information about the distance calculus program?
For more information, please contact the distance calculus coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.