Next Steps for the Waitlist

  1. Please read through our frequently asked questions, found below.

  2. Complete the Waitlist Offer Reply Form, which is available now in your admission portal, by April 6, 2022.

If you no longer want to be considered for first-year admission, visit your admission portal to cancel your application to Georgia Tech.

What Does Being on the Waitlist Mean?


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Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean if my admission decision is “waitlist"?
In reviewing your application, it was clear you would be an excellent student at Georgia Tech. However, due to our incoming class size we are unable to accept every student who is capable of being successful on campus. Each year some students who are offered admission do not accept their space. If we do not meet our class goal, we will evaluate our waitlist to fill our class.

How do I get on the waitlist? 
Students who are offered a place on the waitlist need to accept or decline their place on the waitlist by April 6, 2022 by logging into their admission portal and submitting the Waitlist Offer Reply Form. 

Am I committing to attend Georgia Tech if I accept my spot on the waitlist?
No. Accepting your spot on the waitlist does not commit you to Georgia Tech in any way. If we offer you admission, you will have the option to decide if you would like to accept your place in the first-year class and enroll at Georgia Tech. 

Can I submit my mid-year report?
If we do not already have it, you will be prompted to self-report your mid-term grades via a form available on your checklist in your Admission Portal after you accept your place on the Waitlist via the Waitlist Offer Reply Form. 

Can students on the waitlist submit additional information?
The Waitlist Offer Reply Form provides you the opportunity to share all additional information we need to make an admission decision. To ensure all students have the same opportunity, information contained on this form is the only additional information we will review. 

Can students on the waitlist send letters of recommendation?
No. Only letters of recommendation originally submitted with your application will be considered. The only recommendation letters used for first-year admission are one from a counselor and one from a teacher. 

Can students on the waitlist schedule an interview with someone in the admission office?
No. Interviews are not part of the admission process at Georgia Tech. 

How many students are on the waitlist?
In 2021, 6,613 students were offered the option to join the waitlist, and 4,916 chose to join. 

How many students are accepted off the waitlist?
Every year is different, and we cannot predict this year. We have had years where we have offered several hundred students a spot in the first-year class, and years where we have not been able to offer a space to anyone. As an example, in recent years we have offered admission to as few as 275 and as many as 1,250 students on the waitlist. Ultimately, the waitlist serves to complete our class if our initial offers to not do so by the deposit deadline. 

Does Georgia Tech rank the waitlist?
No. Georgia Tech does not use a ranking system to make offers from the waitlist. We will offer admission to students from the waitlist in an effort to shape our class to meet institutional needs and priorities. 

When will students on the waitlist know if they will be offered admission?
May 2 is our deposit deadline. We likely will not know if we have met our class goals until after that date. Students will be contacted by phone, text, and email if space is available for them. 

If you do not contact students until after the deposit deadline, how will I be able to make a deposit on time?
Students who are on the waitlist should make a deposit at another college or university. Georgia Tech will provide students a specific date by which to deposit if they are offered admission from the waitlist.

Are students accepted from the waitlist considered for financial aid?
Students who are waitlisted should continue to complete the financial aid application process with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, including any requested documents from their office, to ensure the financial aid file is completed if the student is offered admission from waitlist.

Please note: financial aid packages available to students are limited for those offered admission from the waitlist.

Will students accepted from the waitlist get campus housing?
Housing is allocated on a first come, first served basis for first-year students. Typically housing is available for waitlisted students.