Before You Apply

Buzz writing on large application foam boardThank you for considering Georgia Tech for your graduate education. Before you start the application process, take a moment to read through the following information to help you prepare.


Application deadlines vary by school/program. Some programs have deadlines as early as November for fall admission; assistantships and fellowships are commonly awarded in early spring for programs that begin in the fall. Contact your program of interest about deadlines for admission and early deadlines for financial aid and awards.

Please set aside sufficient time — usually about two to three weeks — for Graduate Studies to receive and process your supporting documents. Although Graduate Studies typically processes received materials in about one to two business days, it can take much longer for issuing parties to gather and submit the requested documents. NOTE: If you uploaded your supporting materials with your application, it is not necessary to mail them. If you were unable to upload them, please wait until you have submitted your online application to send your materials.

Supporting Documents

To apply for graduate school, you'll need to gather a number of supporting materials including three letters of recommendation (which will be provided online) and other documents such as transcripts, test scores, and verification of lawful presence. Click here for additional details about the letter of recommendation process and types of documents that will need to be submitted based on your status as a transient student, U.S. citizen, resident of Georgia, or non U.S. citizen/alien.

Application Fee

When you submit your application, all applicants will be asked to provide credit card information to pay the non-refundable application fee. The application fee for domestic applicants is $75; the application fee for international applicants is $85. This fee must be paid online via credit card or electronic check drawn on a U.S. bank account and your application will not be received until it's paid. If you have technical difficulties getting your payment to be accepted by the CollegeNET system, please send an email to Include your CollegeNet user ID in the email and a description of your problem.   

Registrar's Catalog

In the Graduate Admission section of the Catalog, you'll find Tech's admission standards and information on everything from the Institute's policy on transfer credit to English Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) scores.