First-Generation Transfer Pathway Program

As part of Georgia Tech’s commitment to expanding access, first-year applicants not offered first-year admission may receive a First-Generation Pathway program offer to apply as a transfer student if they meet the following eligibility:

  • GT first-year applicant not offered first-year admission.

  • Pre-Calculus Math Completion (High School or Dual Enrollment)

  • Parents do not hold a baccalaureate degree.

  • Georgia Residency

Students who apply to transfer and meet all the requirements of the First-Generation Pathway program below will receive an offer of transfer admission for the specific fall term and academic major. View the first-generation transfer pathway guide.

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 First-Generation 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 a First-Generation Pathway program offer prior to December 2023.

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.

    Start Your Application

  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.

Review Pathway FAQs

Watch our First-Generation Pathway Information Session