You are considered a Special Student if you have already completed a bachelor’s or baccalaureate degree and enroll at Georgia Tech for one or more terms to take advanced coursework for personal or professional growth. Special Students are not normally eligible to continue studies at Georgia Tech with the intent of obtaining a degree from the Institute. If you are currently enrolled in college, you may not apply as a Special Student; you must apply as a Transient Student.
To Apply as a Special/Non-Degree Student:
Georgia Tech Non-Degree Application
Non-refundable application fee ($75).
- Official college transcripts from all colleges attended (a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required). A foreign credit evaluation is required of students with non-U.S. coursework if that credit is needed to meet pre-requisites.
- Non-Degree Applicant Permission Form (Part I only) with departmental signature(s).
- You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to access this form
- It is your responsibility to contact the appropriate academic department(s) to seek approval for any requested courses and submit the completed form with signatures.
- Please be aware that department approval does not guarantee admission or availability of class space.
Click here to view permission form contacts by academic college
If you are not a U.S citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident, you may only apply to be a non-degree Special Student if you have a current non-student U.S. visa that allows for part-time postsecondary study. You must provide a copy of your visa to verify lawful presence, as required by the University System of Georgia.
|Application Term||Application Deadline||Document Deadline|
|Fall||July 1||July 15|
|Spring||November 15||December 1|
|Summer||April 12||April 15|
The non degree student registration period follows the degree-seeking student registration period.
Special Students are not eligible for financial assistance from Georgia Tech.
Discipline Review Policy
We consider student discipline situations on an individual basis, within the framework of the values we uphold as a university. For complete details, read the Georgia Tech Discipline Review Policy.