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. 

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.)
Mail – Document Submission
Testing for Prospective First-year Students
AP Exams
IB Exams
A-Level Exams
Completion of School Year
May 1 First-year Deposit Deadline
Visa Issuance
Spring 2020 College Courses
Summer First-year Enrollment
Summer TRANSFER Enrollment
Dual Enrollment Application
FASET Orientation

Admission Visits (Tours, Academic Information Sessions, Gold Carpet Day, etc.)
On-campus visits are canceled through June 30. Fortunately, we have many options for virtual visits available now on our website with more being added for the summer soon. 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!

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. 

Testing for Prospective First-year Students
CollegeBoard has announced the cancellation of the May & June SAT test date, and ACT has announced the postponement of the April test date until June. While we understand this disrupts the testing timeline on which many students were planning, additional testing opportunities currently remain in the fall. 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
CollegeBoard has announced the transition to at home AP exams for 2020. To review Georgia Tech’s credit by exam policy for AP courses, please visit here.

IB Exams
IBO has announced the cancellation of exams for 2020 and alternate ways to award final results to students. To review Georgia Tech’s credit by exam policy for IB courses, please visit here.

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.

Completion of School Year
We understand that you may feel uncertainty about the completion of your current school year. We continue to consider implications to the application process in the future and await further guidance from the University System of Georgia and high schools to understand how they will accommodate virtual learning. We expect to be flexible and know that things will look different in our next application cycle, and we will work to provide further guidance closer to the opening of our 2021 application in August.

May 1 First-year Deposit Deadline
At this time we are not extending our deadline for the first-year enrollment deposit beyond May 1. We continue to monitor this complex situation and will update admitted students if we make any adjustments.

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.

Summer TRANSFER Enrollment
As above, the Georgia Tech administration, in conjunction with the University System of Georgia, is actively discussing options for the full summer term that begins in May. As soon as a decision is reached, we will post an update here and notify currently admitted/deposited students via email.  

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.

FASET Orientation
All FASET orientation programs for new first-year and transfer students will be offered online this summer. Updates to the schedule of dates and a detailed day-of schedule program are forthcoming in the next few days. 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: April 22, 2020