Application Materials

The program you apply to will need certain materials before they can review your application for admission. You have the option to upload your materials while working through your application or you can provide them after you have submitted your application. All required application materials should be received by Georgia Tech before the graduate program’s application deadline.

We highly recommend that you submit your online application as soon as you complete all sections even if your application materials, such as test scores and recommendation letters, have not yet been received.  Our system will match your online application with those materials as they are received.

Below is a comprehensive list of the different application materials required of domestic and international applicants. We recommend visiting Degree Programs or contacting the graduate program directly to confirm which materials are required by your program.

Transcripts/Academic Records

You must provide documentation of your university/post-secondary school academic record, which should include all courses you have taken, all grades received, and degrees conferred. This document is usually called a transcript, marksheet, or diploma supplement.

Georgia Tech requires applicants to have earned at least a US four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent or higher from an institution authorized to award degrees by the appropriate government agency such as a Ministry of Education or the University Grants Commission.

Regional accreditation is the educational accreditation of schools, colleges, and universities in the United States by one of seven regional accrediting agencies. Visit Council for Higher Education Accreditation for more information.

You can upload your unofficial transcript(s) during the application process. We define an unofficial transcript as either an official electronic transcript or an official paper transcript that you (the applicant) have scanned, uploaded or emailed to us.

Documents such as self-printed academic histories, web-based academic evaluations, or anything typed/hand-written will not be accepted and should not be uploaded. Doing so will prevent your application from being reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee.

You must submit a transcript/academic record for every institution of higher education you attended regardless of whether a degree was received. The document must be printed on the institution's official paper and should include:

  1. The institution’s name, as well as your first and last name
  2. Institution's official seal/signature — such as the registrar’s seal, registrar's signature, and/or watermark of the institution.
  3. All completed courses, including the grade earned and a list of any in-progress courses.
  4. Proof of degree — if a degree was awarded, the name of the degree and the date it was awarded. For international applicants, proof of degree can also be satisfied with a degree certificate.
  5. Transcripts should be issued in English by the institution. If transcripts are not issued in English, a copy of a certified English translation must be included.
     

If you are admitted by the graduate program, we will then require you to submit the official, original record(s) to complete your enrollment process.

There are only two types of official transcripts that the Georgia Tech Office of Graduate Studies accepts:

  1. Electronic Copy (preferred method): Electronic official transcripts can be emailed directly by the institutions you have attend to transcripts@grad.gatech.edu or directly sent by ParchmenteScrip-SAFE, National Student Clearing House, or Digitary to our office. 
  2. Hard Copy (only if your transcripts cannot be sent electronically):  Paper official transcripts can be sent directly by the institutions you have attended via post mail or sent by you (the applicant) in the original, unopened, school sealed envelope. your full name must appear on the envelope along with your 9-digit Application Reference Number.

Our mailing address is:
Office of Graduate Studies
Georgia Institute of Technology
631 Cherry St., Room 318
Atlanta, GA 30332-0321

Test Scores 

Entrance Exams
Your graduate program may require an official entrance exam score, such as the GRE or GMAT as part of the application process. You should confirm your program’s test score requirement before you begin the application process by going to their degree program page or contacting them directly for more information.

If your graduate program requires an entrance exam, use the information below to submit your official score(s).

  • GRE: Institute code: R5248
  • GMAT: Institute code Full-time MBA: HWK-54-37 or Evening MBA: HWK-54-44
     

English Proficiency
If you are required to submit proof of English proficiency, be sure to check your graduate program’s minimum score requirements for admission as they may be higher than the Institute’s requirement.

Recommendations

Letters of recommendation are a program specific requirement that you can electronically request as part of your online application. Your graduate program may require anywhere from one to three recommendations, so make sure you have identified your recommenders in advance and have allowed them plenty of time to complete your recommendation.

Once you enter your recommender’s information into your online application, they will receive an email inviting them to complete an online recommendation. We recommend you submit your application as soon as possible and not wait for your recommender to complete their recommendation. Once your recommender does complete their recommendation, it will automatically match with your application record.

Resume

You may be required to submit a resume or CV by your graduate program.

A resume provides a summary of your experiences, education, achievements, and skills across a certain time period. Your resume should start with your first year of university/post-secondary school and include all the time up until you apply to graduate school.

A CV is a comprehensive, historical document that lists in full detail your experiences and accomplishments in teaching, research, and institutional service. It should also include your awards, presentations, publications, and other honors.

You can upload your resume or CV in the Application Documents section of the online application or, after your application is submitted, under Upload Materials in your Application Status Portal.

Statement of Purpose

If your graduate program requires a Statement of Purpose, they will likely offer some guidance as to the specific information you should include. Generally, it should be a concise and well-written essay that indicates why you’re qualified for a graduate program. Be sure to include your career goals after graduate school, how your academic and research background have prepared you for graduate school, as well as how the program you are applying to will help you reach your goal.

You will be able to type your Statement of Purpose in a text box or upload a PDF under the Application Documents section of your online application. Alternatively, you can upload it after you’ve submitted your application under Upload Materials in your Application Status Portal.

Portfolio

Some graduate programs require that applicants submit a portfolio as part of the application process.  Your portfolio showcases the knowledge and skills that you acquired as an undergraduate and through any professional experience.  If your program of choice requires a portfolio, you’ll have two opportunities to upload it:  as part of the online application; or you can upload it via your Application Status Portal after you’ve submitted your application.

Required Documents Based on Citizenship and Residential Status

  • U.S. Citizens
    • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Note that transcripts printed from your student account and degree audits aren't acceptable. Any degrees awarded should be posted on your official transcript.
    • English translations of any transcripts submitted for review that are not in English. If the institution won't provide a translated copy, translations done by a public translator (through an embassy, EducationUSA, or a NACES member) will be accepted.
    • Proof of Lawful Presence.
    • To be considered a resident of the State of Georgia, a copy of a valid Georgia driver's license or Georgia voter registration card is required.
  • Permanent Residents
    • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Note that transcripts printed from your student account and degree audits or self-translated transcripts are not accepted.
    • English translations of any transcripts submitted for review that aren't in English. If the institution won't provide a translated copy, translations done by a public translator (through an embassy, EducationUSA, or a NACES member) will be accepted.
    • Proof of Lawful Presence.
    • Copy of Permanent Resident Card.
    • To be considered a resident of the State of Georgia, a copy of a valid Georgia driver's license or Georgia voter registration card is required.
  • Non U.S. Citizens/Aliens
    • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Note that transcripts printed from your student account and degree audits or self-translated transcripts are not accepted.
    • English translations of any transcripts submitted for review that aren't in English. If the institution won't provide a translated copy, translations done by a public translator (through an embassy, EducationUSA, or a NACES member) will be accepted.
    • Native language degree documents, if awarded degree isn't noted on transcript(s).
    • Official English Proficiency test scores (if applicable) sent directly from the testing organization.
    • Proof of Lawful Presence.
  • Transient Students (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Georgia Residents Only)
  • Letter of good standing form the registrar at the institution you are currently attending. No transcripts or test scores are required.
  • Proof of Lawful Presence.

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