Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Transfer Pathway Program

The APS Pathway Program is designed to provide academically talented students within APS a transfer path to Georgia Tech. First-year applicants from Atlanta Public Schools (APS) not offered first-year admission have the opportunity to apply as a transfer student within two years after their high school graduation date as part of the APS Pathway Program. For example, first-year Fall 2023 applicants from Atlanta Public Schools who received an APS Pathway program offer have until the Fall 2025 term to apply for transfer as part of the APS Pathway program.

APS Students who apply to transfer and meet all the APS Pathway requirements below will receive an offer of transfer admission for the specific term and academic major.

Computer Science Major Restriction (effective December 2023)
All Georgia Tech majors except for Computer Science are eligible for students when applying to transfer as part of the APS Pathway program. Due to high CS demand, we use a selective, holistic review process that considers a variety of comparative factors as part of the admission selection process for all CS transfer applicants. This CS major restriction does not impact students who received an APS Pathway program offer prior to December 2023.

Pathway Requirements

To receive an offer of transfer admission through the APS Pathway, you must:

  1. Submit a Transfer Application
    APS Pathway students can apply for the spring, summer, or fall semester. Submit a transfer application by the deadline of the application term you select. Applicants to Music Technology must submit a portfolio for review by faculty as part of their application. Approval of the portfolio is also required for admission to this program.

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  2. Complete Course Requirements by Major
    Complete the minimum course requirements for your intended major by the course requirement deadline for the application term you select.

    Course Requirements by Major

  3. Complete Credit Hour Requirements (after HS graduation)
    Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter credits) after high school graduation at a U.S. regionally accredited college by the course requirement deadline. Credit by exam hours should not be included within the 30-semester hour or 45-quarter credit hour requirement.

  4. Submit Your Transcript(s)
    You must submit an official transcript with your final grades by the document deadline of the application term. If you’ve attended more than one college, request an official transcript from each one be sent to Georgia Tech. Check with your institution to make sure credit by exam awards are listed by individual course on your official transcript. If credit by exam scores are not listed, then official test scores (AP/IB) are required by Georgia Tech.

    Admission decisions will be released in late March after review of mid-term grades for students applying as part of the Atlanta Public School Transfer Pathway Program for the Summer term.

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  5. Meet GPA Requirements
    You must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and a combined math/lab science GPA of 3.3 or higher. The cumulative GPA includes coursework taken at all colleges and/or universities attended. The math/lab science GPA includes a combination of mathematics courses at the calculus level and higher along with all-natural science courses including both lecture and laboratory components. Lab science subject areas include Biology, Chemistry, Calculus-Based Physics, and Environmental Sciences. GT’s transfer equivalency table and GT catalog are your two best sources of information for reviewing lab science coursework.

Have Questions?

For more information about Georgia Tech’s Transfer Pathway offers and requirements, review our answers to some frequently asked questions.

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