All first-year applicants seeking admission in 2022 and beyond must submit results of the SAT and/or the ACT.
As a member of the University System of Georgia, Georgia Tech, along with the other public colleges and universities in our state, will require students to submit test scores in order to be considered for admission. In our holistic review process, tests are only one of many factors used to make admission decisions.
We understand that access to testing differs by region. While we are unable to consider your application without a test score, we do want to assure you of a few things:
Testing is only one part of our application review, and we place much higher value on your course choice, performance, and involvement and impact outside the classroom than on test scores.
Testing once is enough! Pre-pandemic, we would recommend you test more than once, but we understand that many of the colleges you are likely considering will not be requiring tests this year. We do not want the testing requirement to be overly burdensome.
The bottom line: your test score will not be the deciding factor in your admission decision. Put your time and effort this year into studying for your classes, investing your time in your school and community, and positively influencing your family and friends, rather concerning yourself with test preparation or test logistics. Self-reporting scores on your application or after submission via your Admission Portal is encouraged.
You may self-report standardized test scores on your application rather than sending them officially from the testing agency. We will consider self-reported scores listed in the Common Application testing section. Additionally, as an applicant, you will have access to a form in your Admission Portal to self-report scores after you submit your application. We will not use scores received on your school transcript or via email, fax, or postal service.
If you are admitted and choose to enroll at Georgia Tech, you will need to submit official test scores before attending orientation. Use the school codes below to submit your scores:
SAT school code: 5248
ACT school code: 0818
Evaluating Scores for Admission
If you submit scores from multiple test instances, we will superscore within the same test, using your highest section scores from any test date. If you submit new scores to us, we will update your record with your highest scores.
We do not use the Writing section of either test.
When we evaluate your application for first-year admission we consider test scores as outlined below.
ACT - Highest section score on English, Math, Reading and Science
SAT – Highest section score on Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math
Best of section scores SAT or ACT
Other Standardized Tests
AP, IB and AS & A Level exams are optional for admission, though may provide college credit for students who enroll at Georgia Tech. If you have taken any of these tests before you apply, you are welcome to report them if you think they support your application.
Demonstration of English Proficiency
We do not require English language exams (such as TOEFL and IELTS,) but we will accept them for non-native English speakers. See more information here.