For the purpose of immigration and tuition classification, Georgia Tech defines a student or applicant as “international” if they meet any of the criteria below:
- You do not have U.S. citizenship or U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency.
- You require a visa to enter and study in the United States.
Prior to enrollment in classes, each student must identify if U.S. federal laws permit enrollment in classes for the category of admission granted by Georgia Institute of Technology. When the current visa type does not permit enrollment in classes or there are restrictions on enrollment that conflict with the admission being granted, it is the responsibility of the student to pursue the necessary steps to change visa status with the USCIS prior to the start of the semester of admission.
The State of Georgia requires Georgia Institute of Technology verify lawful presence of all students prior to enrollment in classes. Students currently in the United States with any status, other than an F-1 or J-1, must submit a copy of evidence of lawful status such as an entry stamp, I-94 record or I-797 notice of action through your Admission Portal or by fax (404.894.9511).