Updates

For the latest information on impacts of COVID-19 to Undergraduate Admission, visit admission.gatech.edu/updates.

As we navigate these complex times together, we want to provide one place with current information about several questions we received from students and families. We will continue to provide information as quickly as we can. In the meantime, please visit the Institute’s main website for the most recent updates.

Additional questions should be directed to admission@gatech.edu, which is being monitored Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT.

Admission Visits (Tours, Academic Information Sessions, Gold Carpet Day, etc.)
Dual Enrollment Application
Mail – Document Submission
Final High School Transcript
Testing for Prospective First-year Students
AP Exams
IB Exams
A-Level Exams
Visa Issuance
Spring 2020 College Courses
Summer Enrollment
FASET Orientation

Admission Visits (Tours, Academic Information Sessions, Gold Carpet Day, etc.)
On-campus visits are canceled through July 31. Fortunately, we have many options for virtual visits available now on our website with more being added throughout the summer. Check out the currently available options here, and stay tuned for more. We are working hard to bring campus to you, when you can’t get here to see it for yourself. As always, demonstrated interest is NOT part of our admission process. These visits are for you - to help you consider whether GT is the right college fit for you!

Dual Enrollment Application
The University System of Georgia has granted us some flexibility in required standardized test scores for admission for dual enrollment for Fall 2020 students. Applicants may report PSAT, SAT or ACT scores when they apply for admission. These scores will be used with the high school record in the evaluation of applicants for all programs. Students applying for Distance Math must also report results from the AP Calculus BC exam or provide a college transcript reflecting appropriate transfer credit.

College Board has announced the release of AP exam results in Georgia on July 17. That is the date that we intended to release admission decisions. With this information, please self-report your AP scores as soon as you have access to them on July 17th. The deadline to self-report scores at your admission portal is July 20. We will release admission decisions by July 24

Mail – Document Submission
We continue to receive and deliver mail on a modified schedule. Please allow 5 to 7 business days from the time we receive application documents for processing and Admission Portal Updates. Documents received close to a document deadline or delivered via the US Postal service may take up to two weeks to process.

Final High School Transcript
A final high school transcript that includes a graduation date is due from you as soon as your high school can get it to us. Incoming first-year students WILL be able to register for the first term at FASET Orientation this summer. We will only place a “hold” to prevent spring 2021 term registration if we do not receive a final transcript by September 1, 2020.

Testing for Prospective First-year Students
We are monitoring the modifications made in SAT and ACT test dates and will update our website as appropriate with any pertinent information for 2021 applicants. Please note that the University System of Georgia's announcement that prospective students applying for admission for 2020 will not be required to submit an ACT or SAT score does not apply to Georgia Tech, since first-year admission decisions are complete for our first-year class.

AP Exams
To review Georgia Tech’s credit by exam policy for AP courses, please visit here. CollegeBoard has published the dates of release of AP exam score results from 2020 exams. We realize that many first-year students will attend FASET Orientation and register for courses without having AP credit applied to their academic record. Our academic advisors will work with students to craft the best possible schedule during orientation and will continue to work with them on course changes in Phase II registration (August 8-21).

IB Exams
IBO has announced alternate ways to award final results to students this year. To review Georgia Tech’s credit by exam policy for IB courses, please visit here. We realize that many first-year students will attend FASET Orientation and register for courses without having IB credit applied to their academic record. Our academic advisors will work with students to craft the best possible schedule during orientation and will continue to work with them on course changes in Phase II registration (August 8-21).

A-Level Exams
Both Cambridge and Pearson have announced the cancellation of exams in the May/June 2020 series and alternative grading plans. To review Georgia Tech’s credit by exam policy for A-level courses, please visit here.

Visa Issuance
In consultation with the GT Office of International Education, we continue to monitor the availability of visa appointments and closures of US consulates around the world. At this point, all students slated for fall and summer enrollment will be issued a fall I-20. Students slated to begin in the summer may do so, as all classes will be offered online.

Spring 2020 College Courses
We will consider pass/fail grades for college coursework taken online and in person during the Spring 2020 semester. However, we recommend a letter grade if/when possible. Additional guidance and details regarding transfer credit can be found at here.

Summer First-year Enrollment
Following the guidance of the University System of Georgia announced April 2, classes will be offered online over the summer. We know you have a lot of questions about specific courses and other details. We are working diligently to provide those answers as quickly as we can so you and your family have all necessary information moving forward.

FASET Orientation
All FASET orientation programs for new first-year and transfer students will be offered online this summer. Additionally, there will be optional programs offered online by departments during the summer and in-person sessions offered during the Week of Welcome.

Last updated: June 1, 2020