Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean if my admission decision is “waitlist"?

In reviewing your application, it was clear you would be an excellent student at Georgia Tech. However, due to our incoming class size we are unable to accept every student who is capable of being successful on campus. Each year some students who are offered admission do not accept their space. If we do not meet our class goal, we will evaluate our waitlist to fill our class.

How do I get on the waitlist?

Students who are offered a place on the waitlist need to accept or decline their place on the waitlist by April 6, 2020 by logging into their admission portal.

Can I submit my mid-year report?

Check your admission portal to see if we have already received this information. If we do not have it, please request that your counselor submit as soon as possible.

Can students on the waitlist submit additional information?

No. Only information originally submitted with your application will be considered, so there is nothing further you need to do at this time.

Can students on the waitlist send letters of recommendation?

No. Only letters of recommendation originally submitted with your application will be considered. The only recommendation letters used for first-year admission are one from a counselor and one from a teacher.

Can students on the waitlist schedule an interview with someone in the admission office?

No. Interviews are not part of the admission process at Georgia Tech.

How many students are on the waitlist?

In 2019, 3,800 students were offered a place on the waitlist and 2,623 accepted their place on the waitlist.

How many students are accepted off the waitlist?

Every year is different, and we cannot predict this year. We have had years where we have offered several hundred students a spot in the first-year class, and years where we have not been able to offer a space to anyone. If we do not meet our class goal, we will evaluate our waitlist to fill our class after May 1.

Does Georgia Tech rank the waitlist?

No. Georgia Tech does not use a ranking system to make offers from the waitlist. We will offer admission to students from the waitlist in an effort to shape our class to meet institutional needs and priorities.

When will students on the waitlist know if they will be offered admission?

May 1 is the our deposit deadline. We likely will not know if we have met our class goals until after that date. Students will be contacted by phone and email if space is available for them. 

If you don't contact students on the waitlist until after May 1, how will I be able to make a deposit on time?

Students who are on the waitlist should make a deposit at another college or university. Georgia Tech will allow students accepted from the waitlist to make a deposit after the National Deposit Deadline of May 1 and will give them a deadline for deposit at the time of offer. ‚Äč

Are students accepted from the waitlist considered for financial aid?

If you are accepted from the waitlist, the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (OSFA) will notify you of the status of your financial aid application. Once your application is complete, OSFA will provide details about your student aid eligibility. However, the reality is that often financial aid packages available to students offered admission from the waitlist are limited to student loans.

Will students accepted from the waitlist get campus housing?

Housing is allocated on a first come, first served basis for first-year students. At this time, there is campus housing available for incoming first-year students.