Talent Initiative Transfer Pathway Program

As part of Georgia Tech's commitment to the American Talent Initiative*, applicants who are not offered first-year admission and are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant at the point of application may be given the opportunity to apply as a transfer student through the Talent Initiative Pathway Program.

The Talent Initiative Pathway offer is valid for the fall semester one year after beginning full-time college studies. Students choosing to stay at another institution beyond one year of matriculation, or who are unable to complete the requirements below, will need to apply and be reviewed in our regular, competitive transfer application process.

Enrolling at Georgia Tech via the Transfer Initiative Pathway is not a guarantee of eligibility for student financial aid. The application for financial aid is a separate application process that all applicants are encouraged to complete by established deadlines. Eligibility for any financial aid – including the Federal Pell Grant – is determined annually.

*The American Talent Initiative is dedicated to expanding access and opportunity for Pell Grant recipients from talented low- and moderate-income students.

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Pathway Requirements

To receive an offer of transfer admission through the Talent Initiative 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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