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 Steps

  1. Submit your Georgia Tech Non-Degree Application.

  2. Pay the 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. Secure permission to take a class or classes at Georgia Tech from the appropriate academic unit(s). Follow instructions on the Non-Degree Applicant Permission Form (Part I only) to complete your portion of the permission form and then email it to the contact for the academic unit from the list below.

  5. Upload your completed Non-Degree permission form to your admission portal using the upload widget there. Do not upload your form until it is returned to you from the academic unit(s).

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