Georgia Tech requires that all applicants demonstrate proof of English language proficiency at the time of application.

Satisfying the English Proficiency Requirement

  • U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents can submit Lawful Presence documents.
  • All other applicants can provide
    • Proof of citizenship from an approved country
    • Transcript from a regionally accredited university or college located in the United States reflecting a minimum of one academic year (3 quarters or 2 semesters) of full-time enrollment
    • Transcript from a university or college located in one of the approved countries reflecting a minimum of one academic year (3 quarters or 2 semesters) of full-time enrollment

Please note that if you studied at a school where the language of instruction is English but the country in which the school is located is not listed as an approved country, you are still required to provide proof of English language proficiency.

If you do not meet any of the above listed criteria, you will be required to submit valid* standardized test scores as outlined below in the Test Score Requirements section.

*To be considered valid, a score must fulfill the Institute-minimum requirements and not be expired when the term you are applying for begins. 

Test Score Requirements

Georgia Tech's accepted tests and minimum score requirement for graduate admission are listed below. Please note that meeting Georgia Tech’s minimum score does not guarantee admission since some programs have higher score requirements.

We recommend that you achieve acceptable scores prior to submitting your application. Scores must be no more than two years old on the day you are scheduled to begin your graduate education. Failure to satisfy the English Language Proficiency requirement will impact our ability to review an application.

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Failure to meet our English language requirements will result in your application being denied admission.