Recommendations are optional and not required with your application. Should you choose to submit recommendations, we will only accept one (1) recommendation from your high school or college counselor and one (1) from the teacher of your choice. Any additional recommendations will not be considered with your application.
You should ask your counselor to submit their recommendation electronically via the application platform you choose (Georgia Tech accepts both the Coalition Application and Common Application for first-year admission. We do not have a preference, and there is no advantage in the admission process to using one application over the other. You should select the application that you are most comfortable submitting).
We understand that some students attend high schools where the demands of their counselor's caseloads do not afford them the opportunity to provide a letter for each applicant. If your counselor is in that situation, please be assured that the absence of a recommendation letter will not impact your application review in any way.
Our office will consider one (1) teacher recommendation if you choose to submit this information. Recommendations must be submitted electronically via your application platform. We recommend you ask a teacher of an academic subject (for example, English, math, science, social science, or foreign language) to complete the form as instructed and submit electronically. Additionally, we suggest choosing a teacher that can speak upon your experience demonstrating leadership and service within the classroom. Feel free to choose a teacher of your choice who knows you best and can relay your strengths within the classroom, to our office.
What We Are Looking For
Counselors and teachers may provide an external perspective on you as a person and applicant to Georgia Tech. We expect you to provide us with all information pertinent to your application, and your recommender may provide additional perspective and insight on that information.