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.

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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. Complete Course Requirements by Major
    Review the course requirement by major chart below and complete course requirements for your intended major by June 1.

    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 June 1. Credit by exam hours should not be included within the 30-semester hour or 45-quarter credit hour requirement.

  4. Submit Your Transcript(s)
    Submit official transcript(s) from all prior colleges by the document deadline. An official transcript with final spring grades will also be required by June 1

  5. 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. 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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