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.
Submit your Georgia Tech Non-Degree Application.
Pay the non-refundable application fee.
Submit your official college transcripts from all previous college institutions you’ve attended. Application documents may be submitted in several ways.
Complete and submit the Non-Degree Applicant Permission Form (Part I only)
Contacts for each academic unit. Follow instructions on the Permission Form for completion and then send it to the appropriate academic unit(s).
|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.
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.