As part of Georgia Tech's commitment to the American Talent Initiative*, applicants who are not offered first-year admission and are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant at the point of application may be given the opportunity to apply as a transfer student through the Talent Initiative Pathway Program.
The Talent Initiative Pathway offer is valid for the Fall semester one year after beginning full-time college studies. Students choosing to stay at another institution beyond one year of matriculation, or who are unable to complete the requirements below, will need to apply and be reviewed in our regular, competitive transfer applicant pool.
More details related to specific transfer requirements, including required courses, may be found here.
Enrolling at Georgia Tech via the Transfer Initiative Pathway is not a guarantee of eligibility for student financial aid. The application for financial aid is a separate application process that all applicants are encouraged to complete by established deadlines. Eligibility for any financial aid – including the Federal Pell Grant – is determined annually.
*The American Talent Initiative (ATI) is dedicated to expanding access and opportunity for Pell Grant recipients from talented low- and moderate-income students.
Talent Initiative Pathway Criteria
- After graduating from high school, complete a minimum of 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) at an accredited college in the United States.
- Complete all required courses based on your intended major prior to the established course requirement deadline.
- Establish a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and a combined math/science GPA of 3.3 or higher. The cumulative GPA includes all courses taken at all colleges and/or universities attended. The math/science GPA includes a combination of all mathematics courses at the calculus level and higher along with all natural science courses including both lecture and laboratory components.
- Apply for transfer admission by the fall application deadline and submit all official transcript(s) showing completion of the above criteria by the corresponding document deadline for that term.
- Note: Applicants to Music Technology must submit a portfolio for review by faculty as part of their application. Approval of the portfolio is also required for admission to this program. If your portfolio is not approved and you meet all other criteria of the Conditional Transfer Pathway, you will have the opportunity to enroll at Georgia Tech in your secondary major.