All first-year applicants must take the SAT and/or the ACT, as they provide helpful standardized context for your application as compared to our overall applicant pool. However, 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 it’s a lot to read, but it’s important you hear this 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 you are deferred from Early Action to Regular Decision, the dates for Regular Decision apply.
|Application Round||Application Deadline||Last Possible Test Instance|
|Early Action||October 15||ACT - Oct. 27, 2018
SAT - Nov. 3, 2018
|Regular Decision||January 1||ACT - Dec. 8, 2018
SAT - Dec. 1, 2018
You may self-report standardized test scores on your application for us to utilize in file review. We will consider self-reported scores listed on your Coalition Application & Common Application testing section and those submitted via a form available in your Admission Portal after application submission. Scores sent via email, fax or the postal service will not be used.
Only if you are admitted and choose to enroll at Georgia Tech, will you be required to submit official test scores using the school codes below:
- SAT school code: 5248
- ACT school code: 0818
Evaluating Scores for Admission
We super score 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 your sub-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 & Science
- SAT – Highest section score on Evidence-Based Reading & Writing AND Math
- Best of 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.
TOEFL & IELTS Exams
The TOEFL and IELTS are not required but recommended for students for whom English is not their first language. Both tests are accepted with no preference between the two.