All first-year applicants must submit results of the SAT and/or the ACT as they provide helpful standardized context for your application. Be assured that test scores are only one part of our application review.
We have included a lot of important information for you about this portion of our application review below. We know this is a lot to read, but we want you to hear it from us!
We encourage you to try both the ACT and the SAT. We have no preference between the two tests and believe many students find they prefer one over the other.
We also encourage you to test at least one time as a junior, if possible. Testing early allows you to get comfortable with the test and provides additional testing opportunities if you are not satisfied with your scores.
Our testing timeline is below, and if your application is deferred from Early Action to Regular Decision, the dates for Regular Decision apply.
|Application Round||Application Deadline||Last Possible National Test Date*|
|Early Action||October 15||ACT - Oct. 26, 2019
SAT - Nov. 5, 2019
|Regular Decision||January 1||ACT - Dec. 14, 2019
SAT - Dec. 7, 2019
*We realize that test scores taken on the last possible test date may not be available prior to our Early Action document deadline. To ensure these test scores reach us in time for consideration in Early Action, please self-report scores immediately upon receipt via the form available in the applicant Admission Portal.
You may self-report standardized test scores on your application for us to use in file review. We will consider self-reported scores listed on your Coalition Application and Common Application testing section. We provide a form in your Admission Portal to self-report scores after you submit your application. We will not use scores received via email, fax, or postal service.
If you are admitted and choose to enroll at Georgia Tech, you are required to submit official test scores. You must have official test scores in your admission file before your FASET Orientation session, or you will not be allowed to register for classes. Use the school codes below to submit your scores:
- SAT school code: 5248
- ACT school code: 0818
Evaluating Scores for Admission
We superscore within the same test, using your highest section scores from any test date. Each time you submit new scores to us, we will update your record with your highest scores. We evaluate all of your section scores, not just the sum or composite. When we evaluate your application for first-year admission we consider test scores as outlined below. We do not use the Writing section of either test.
- ACT - Highest section score on English, Math, Reading and Science
- SAT – Highest section score on Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math
- Best of section scores SAT or ACT
Other Standardized Tests
SAT Subject Tests, AP, IB and AS & A Level exams are optional. If you have taken any of these tests before you apply, you are welcome to submit them if you think they support your application.
Demonstration of English Proficiency
We do not require English language exams (such as TOEFL and IELTS,) but we will accept them for non-native English speakers. See more information here.