Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions by Topic

Application for Transfer

When can I start and submit a transfer or non-degree application?

Application deadlines vary by term. Review the deadline and decision page for deadlines to submit an application.

Do you accept late applications?  

No.  Application deadlines are established so Undergraduate Admission can provide sufficient time and attention to each application as part of our holistic review process.  

Where can I see my application checklist and requirements?

Students can view their checklist and requirements online on their application status page. Please allow 2 – 3 business days for an application to be processed and the status page to be created.

How do I submit application documents or transcripts to Georgia Tech?

Visit the document submission page to review electronic and direct mail information.

Academic Major

Can I change my major after I apply to Georgia Tech?

No. Applicants are reviewed for the specific academic major listed on the online application. 

Can I change my major after I have been admitted to Georgia Tech?

Admitted students student may pursue a formal change of major after their first semester, however, requesting a major change requires the approval of all academic colleges and departments involved, and is not guaranteed, especially for high demand majors.


Course Requirements by Major

When must course requirements by major be complete?

Review the deadline and decision page for course requirement deadlines. Course requirements by major may not be completed at Georgia Tech.  Completion of course requirements by major provides students the opportunity for admission consideration to Georgia Tech.

Can credit by exam (AP/IB/SAT II) or Dual Enrollment credit satisfy a course requirement by major?

Yes. Please review the transfer credit page.

How can I strengthen my application with rigorous coursework?

Complete minimum and recommended courses as listed on the course requirements by major chart. A student can also review the Institute catalog and see degree requirements for each major at Georgia Tech.

Financial Aid

What are the financial aid requirements at Georgia Tech?

Review the transfer financial aid guide for need to know information.

Where can I find scholarship information at Georgia Tech?

Review the scholarship page on the financial aid website.

Where can I find cost of attendance information?

Review the Cost & Return on Investment page on the financial aid website.

Test Scores

Are ACT or SAT test scores required as part of a transfer application? 


Can I exempt the English Composition requirements with high SAT or ACT scores?

A student can receive credit for ENGL 1101 (not ENGL 1102) through AP, IB, and SAT II Subject test scores only. Review the Institute catalog for test score information.

Can I receive transfer credit for AP exam results or AP credit awarded by another institution?  

Yes. Please review the transfer credit page.

Transfer Credit

Do online courses receive transfer credit?

It is possible. Review the Institute’s transfer credit policy and transfer equivalency table.

Do credits earned over 10 years ago receive transfer credit?

It is possible but may require a petition. Review the Institute’s transfer credit policy and transfer equivalency table.

Tuition Classification (residency)

What is the tuition classification/residency policy at Georgia Tech?

Visit the tuition classification page for policy and petition information.

When is tuition classification reviewed?

A preliminary check is completed after initial application review. A second review takes place after the decision notification date. Georgia Tech may request certified tax documents (state and federal) as part of this review.

Can I petition for in-state tuition classification?

Yes. A student may petition the Office of the Registrar after the decision notification date if there is not sufficient information for Undergraduate Admission to make a tuition classification change.

updated August 14, 2018