You are considered a Transient Student if you enroll at Georgia Tech to take advanced coursework that will transfer back to your home institution, so that you may complete your coursework there. Transient Students are classified as non-degree, and are not normally eligible to continue studies at Georgia Tech with the intent of obtaining a degree from the Institute.
Once you are admitted as a transient student, you are eligible to take classes during the approved semester only. Admission does not imply or guarantee future enrollment at Georgia Tech.
To Apply as a Transient Student
To apply as a Transient Student, you must have completed a minimum of thirty (30) semester or forty-five (45) quarter credit hours after the date of high school graduation.
Submit the following information to apply.
- 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)
- Non-Degree Applicant Permission Form (Parts I & II) with departmental signature(s)
- 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 acceptance.
Click here to view permission form contacts by academic college
If you are applying as part of an OIE study abroad program, please complete and submit the study abroad permission form instead of the non-degree applicant permission form.
If you are applying as part of an OIE incoming exchange program, please complete and submit the Incoming Exchange Permission form instead of the non-degree applicant permission form.
If you are not a U.S citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident, you may only apply to be a Transient Student if you are participating in an approved Georgia Tech Office of International Education study abroad or exchange program.
To study abroad as a Georgia Tech transient student, you must apply through the Office of International Education.
|Application Term||Application Deadline||Document Deadline|
|Fall||July 1||July 15|
|Spring||November 15||December 1|
|Summer||April 12||April 15|
The transient student registration period follows the degree-seeking student registration period. A transient student must have permission to take classes at Georgia Tech as authorized by the Registrar at the home institution.
Transient applicants should contact their home institution financial aid offices to determine if their aid can be used during transient terms.
Switching from Transient to Degree-Seeking Student Status
If you later decide to pursue a degree at Georgia Tech, you must apply as a transfer student, and follow the guidelines for admission. You must return to your home institution for at least one semester or quarter to be eligible to apply for transfer admission. We will not consider applications for transfer from students whose most recent enrollment was at 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.