First-Generation Transfer Pathway Program

The First-Generation Transfer Pathway Program is an optional transfer path and valid only for the fall semester one year after high school graduation and full-time college studies. Students choosing to stay at another institution beyond the eligible transfer term below or unable to complete the requirements below will need to apply as part of our regular, competitive transfer application process.

First-year applicants for the Fall 2021 term who are Georgia residents or domestic non-residents and are not offered first-year admission may be given the opportunity to apply as a transfer student for the Fall 2022 term through the First-Generation Transfer Pathway. This pathway is for Fall 2022 term only.

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Pathway Requirements

To receive an offer of transfer admission through the First-Generation Pathway, you must:

  1. Submit a Transfer Application
    Submit a fall transfer application by the deadline on March 1.

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  2. Satisfy Course Requirements
    Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter credits) at a U.S. regionally accredited college AND complete the minimum course requirements for your intended major by June 1.

    Course Requirements by Major

  3. Submit Your Transcript
    You must submit an official transcript with your final spring grades by the document deadline on June 1.

    Document Submission Options

  4. Meet GPA Requirements
    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.

  5. Submit Your Portfolio (Music Technology applicants only)
    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. If your portfolio is not approved and you meet all other criteria of the APS Transfer Pathway, you will have the opportunity to enroll at Georgia Tech in your secondary major.

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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