Transfer Pathway Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. You must complete and submit the online transfer application and pay the non-refundable application fee by the application deadline of the application term. Select an entering status of regular or international transfer student. Our office will match your application with the correct pathway offer after application submission.

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No. The offer is specific to the time period or transfer term listed on your first-year decision letter.

The Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Pathway is an optional transfer pathway and valid up to two years after your high school graduation date. The Arts & Sciences, First-Generation, and Talent Initiative Pathways are a fall-term only offer for the year after your high school graduation year.

Students must complete 30 semester credits or 45 quarter credits by the course requirement deadline of their transfer application term.

For the Arts & Sciences, First-Generation, Talent Initiative, and Conditional Transfer Pathways, the fall course requirement deadline is June 1 with no exceptions. Students must complete 30 semester credits or 45 quarter credits by June 1. Please plan your schedules accordingly if you plan to pursue the pathway offer. The summer term immediately after high school graduation may be used to complete course requirements by major and credit hour requirements. The summer term prior to the expected fall entry term may not be used to complete course requirements.

Determine if you will need a pre-requisite before you are allowed to take Calculus I or lab science courses (ex. Physics I). If you have a pre-requisite requirement, then you may need to take a class immediately after your high school graduation during the late short summer so you can complete course requirements by major by June 1.

Review Course Requirements

Yes. students with a summer Conditional Transfer Pathway offer will receive a decision in March after review of completed and in progress coursework. Mid-term grades may be required prior to a decision. Course requirements may still be in progress in March when we release summer transfer decisions since the course requirement deadline is June 1. Any offer of admission is specific to the application term and contingent upon completion of in-progress coursework and final transcript review to verify Conditional Transfer Pathway requirements have been met.

Please use Georgia Tech’s transfer equivalency table online to view transfer credit by institution. The transfer equivalency table is managed by the Office of the Registrar and updated on a regular basis. Coursework not listed on the table will require review by academic faculty for transfer credit results.

No. Georgia Tech faculty and staff are not able to provide academic advisement on non-Georgia Tech coursework. Please choose the best available coursework to meet pathway requirements. An official transfer credit evaluation is available once a student receives an offer of admission from Georgia Tech. We are unable to review credit evaluation requests before or during the fall transfer application review.

Yes. Please review our credit by exam policy. Georgia Tech will honor credit by exam awards that are clearly articulated on the official transcript and are transferable to Georgia Tech.

No. Credit by exam awards are not included within the 30 credit hour requirement. The credit hour requirement must be completed after high school graduation.

Yes. Dual Enrollment grades are included within GPA calculations, and courses can count toward your course requirements by major. They do not count towards the 30 semester or 45 quarter credit minimum requirement.

No. Academic calendars and credit systems vary by institution. Check to see if a college is on a quarter credit or semester credit system. When classes begin and end vary a great deal between quarter and semester credit systems. Be sure to confirm you can complete 30 semester or 45 quarter credit hours by the course requirement deadline to meet pathway program requirements.

Students who apply for transfer admission and meet all the requirements of their transfer pathway program offer will receive an offer of admission for the specific term. Students not meeting all requirements may apply as part of our regular transfer application process available each term (fall, spring, and summer).

Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter credit hours after high school graduation and by the course requirement deadline. Students with dual enrollment credit are still required to complete 30 semester or 45 quarter credit hours after high school graduation as part of their pathway program.