Conditional Transfer Pathway

The Conditional Pathway Program is an optional transfer path and valid only for the specific transfer application terms below. Students choosing to stay at another institution beyond the eligible transfer terms listed below, or unable to complete the requirements, will need to apply as part of our regular, competitive transfer application process.

First-year applicants for the fall 2020 term not offered first-year admission may be given the opportunity to apply as a transfer student for the fall 2021 term through the Conditional Transfer Pathway. This pathway is for the fall 2021 term only.

First-year applicants for the fall 2021 term not offered first-year admission may be given the opportunity to apply as a transfer student for the summer 2022 term through the Conditional Transfer Pathway. This pathway is for the summer 2022 term only.

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Conditional Transfer Pathway Requirements:

  • Submit a transfer application for your specific transfer term.
    • Fall 2020 First-year applicants – fall application deadline is March 1, 2021.
    • Fall 2021 First-year applicants – summer application deadline is January 15, 2022.
  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter credits) at a U.S. regionally accredited college by the appropriate document deadline.
  • Complete the minimum course requirements for your intended major by the appropriate document deadline. Click here to review the course requirements by major chart.
  • Submit an official transcript by the application document deadline.
    • Fall 2020 First-year applicants – fall document deadline is June 1, 2021.
    • Fall 2021 First-year applicants – summer document deadline is February 1, 2022.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and a combined math/lab science GPA of 3.3 or higher. The cumulative GPA includes coursework taken at all colleges and/or universities attended. The math and lab science GPA includes mathematics courses at the calculus level and higher combined with natural science courses including both lecture and laboratory components.
  • 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.

Conditional Pathway Program

I applied to Georgia Tech as a first-year student. Do I need to complete another application for this offer?

Yes. Complete and submit the online transfer application, and pay the non-refundable application fee by the application deadline of your pathway offer year. Fall Conditional Transfer offers must apply by March 1. Summer Conditional Transfer offers must apply by January 15. Select an entering status of regular or international transfer student. Our office will match your application to your pathway offer after application submission.

Can the offer be extended?

No. The offer is specific to the transfer term listed on your first-year decision letter.

When must the course requirements by major be complete in order to meet pathway requirements?

The course requirement deadline is June 1 with no exceptions. Students must complete 30 semester credits or 45 quarter credits by June 1. Please plan your schedules accordingly if you plan to pursue the pathway offer. The late short summer term immediately after high school graduation may be used to complete course requirements by major and credit hour requirements.

I have a summer Conditional Transfer offer. Will I get a decision if I have course requirements by major in progress in March?

Yes, students with a summer Conditional Transfer Pathway offer will receive a decision in March after review of completed and in progress coursework. Mid-term grades may be required prior to a decision. Course requirements may still be in progress in March when we release summer transfer decisions since the course requirement deadline is June 1. Any offer of admission is specific to the application term and contingent upon completion of in-progress coursework and final transcript review to verify Conditional Transfer Pathway requirements have been met.

How can students prepare to complete course requirement by major?

Determine if you will need a pre-requisite before you are allowed to take Calculus I or lab science courses (ex. Physics I). If you have a pre-requisite requirement, then you may need to take a class immediately after your high school graduation during the late short summer so you can complete course requirements by major by June 1.

Where can I go to see if a course is transferable from another institution?

Please use Georgia Tech’s transfer equivalency table online to view transfer credit by institution. The transfer equivalency table is managed by the Office of the Registrar and updated on a regular basis. Coursework not listed on the table will require review by academic faculty for transfer credit results.

Can Georgia Tech provide academic advisement on courses at another institution?

No. Georgia Tech faculty and staff are not able to provide academic advisement on non-Georgia Tech coursework. Please review the recommend resources above and choose the best available coursework to meet pathway requirements. An official transfer credit evaluation is available once a student receives an offer of admission from Georgia Tech. We are unable to review credit evaluation requests before or during our application review.

Can credit by exam (AP/IB/SAT subject exams) be used to satisfy course requirements?

Yes. Please review our credit by exam policy on the transfer admission website. Georgia Tech will honor credit by exam awards that are clearly articulated on the official transcript and are transferable to Georgia Tech.

Do credit by exam awards count as part of the minimum 30 credit hours?

No. Credit by exam awards are not included within the 30 semester credit hour requirement after high school graduation.

Are dual enrollment grades included within GPA calculations?

Yes. Dual Enrollment grades are included within GPA calculations, and courses can count toward your course requirements by major. They do not count towards the 30 semester or 45 quarter credit minimum requirement after high school graduation.

Are academic calendars and credit systems the same at all colleges?

No. Academic calendars and credit systems vary by institution. Check to see if a college is on a quarter credit or semester credit system. When classes begin and end vary a great deal between quarter and semester credit systems. Be sure to confirm you can complete 30 semester or 45 quarter credit hours by the June 1 course requirement deadline to meet pathway program requirements.