Special Students

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. A GPA of 3.0 is required.

International students: 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 Step

  1. Submit your Georgia Tech Non-Degree Application.

  2. Pay the $75 non-refundable application fee.

  3. Submit your official college transcripts from all previous college institutions you’ve attended. Application documents may be submitted in several ways.

    Document Submission Options

  4. Complete and submit the Non-Degree Applicant Permission Form (part one only) with departmental signature(s). Click here to view a list of permission form contacts for each academic college.

    • Please note: It’s 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.

Important Dates

Application Term Application Deadline Document Deadline
Fall July 1 July 15
Spring November 15 December 1
Summer April 12 April 15

Class Registration

The non-degree student registration period follows the degree-seeking student registration period.

Financial Aid

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.

Student Discipline Policy