Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Eligibility Criteria & Documents Required

Eligibility criteria:

Evidence of a bachelor's degree, its equivalent, or a higher degree (prior to enrolment) from a regionally authorized institution; academic distinction; and experience in the subject of graduate study chosen.

Test results for English language proficiency:

Georgia Tech only accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic.

Georgia Tech requires the following minimum scores for graduate admission:

IELTS: Minimum Overall Band Scores: 7.0 Component Band Score: 6.5 points for reading; Listening: 6.5; 6.5: Public Speaking; 5.5 for Composition

TOEFL: Minimum section scores of 19 and a score of 577 (paper-based) or 90 (Internet-based). Higher scores are required for several academic programmes. (To see the minimum scores necessary by each programme, go to and look up the program(s) of choice in the degree programme listing.)

Documents Required for Admission:

  • list items Transcripts from universities and colleges attended. Transcripts printed from your student account, as well as degree audits or transcripts that have been self-translated, are not accepted.
  • list items Any transcripts submitted for review that aren't in English will be translated into English. If the institution refuses to submit a translated copy, NACES will accept translations done by a public translator (through an embassy, Education USA or a NACES member). If the conferred degree isn't stated on the transcript, native language degree documents are required (s).
  • list items Official English Proficiency test results are supplied directly from the testing organization (where applicable).
  • list items Exams Test scores, such as the GRE or GMAT
  • list items Letters of recommendation (anywhere from one to three)
  • list items Portfolio
  • list items Statement of Purpose
  • list items Resume
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    Admission Dates & Process

    Application deadlines differ depending on the school and program. For fall entry, some programmes have deadlines as early as November. Assistantships and fellowships are frequently offered in the early spring for fall programmes. Contact your programme of interest to find out when applications for admission, financial aid, or awards are due.

    International Application Process:

  • list items Confirmation of program's application and entrance requirements.
  • list items Fill out the online application and pay the $85.00 application fee, which is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • list items Submission of application materials like Proof of English language proficiency, letters of recommendation, transcripts, test results, and other documentation.
  • list items After you've submitted your application, log in to your Application Status Portal to monitor the status of your application and required materials.
  • list items Review of application by the graduate admission committee once all needed application materials have been received.
  • list items When an admission decision is made, you will receive an email informing that your Application Status Portal has been updated.
  • list items  Additional documents must be submitted as part of the application verification procedure.
  • list items You will receive an Application Verification after all of the relevant documents have been received and confirmed. As a newly admitted graduate student at Georgia Tech, you will get an email with information on the next steps and how to continue the enrollment process.
  • list items Check your Application Status Portal and email for updates and crucial information from the Office of Graduate Studies on a regular basis.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    You can have up to two open applications per semester at Georgia Tech. Each programme has its own set of applications. If you want to apply to more than one, please use the online application system.
    A link to your Application Status Portal is included in the confirmation email you receive after submitting your application. This is where you'll find all of the information you need about your admissions process.