Preparing Your Application

Thank you for considering Georgia Tech for your graduate education. Please read through the following information which will help you prepare your application.

Verify Admission Requirements for your Program

Georgia Tech has Institute-level requirements; however, many graduate programs require additional qualifications and application materials. Before you begin the application process, you should directly contact the graduate program you are interested in for detailed information on program-specific admission requirements such as: application deadlines; early deadlines for assistantships, fellowships and awards; test score minimums; statement of purpose; or portfolio. We recommend visiting Degree Programs for graduate program contacts and other helpful information.

Online Application

Though graduate admission at Georgia Tech (GT) is decentralized, all programs use the same online graduate application. Our application system allows you to apply to multiple programs across our three campuses (Atlanta, Lorraine, Shenzhen), as well as our online, distance learning, and joint programs. You do not have to complete your application in one sitting. If necessary, you can save your work and log back in later to complete it.

Application Materials

In addition to completing the online application, you'll have to submit several application materials including transcripts/academic documents, letters of recommendation, test scores, verification of lawful presence and any program-specific materials such as a resume or portfolio. Go to Application Materials for more details about the required application materials.

Application Fee

To submit your application for admission to Georgia Tech, a separate, non-refundable and non-transferable application fee is required for each application. You will be asked to provide credit card information (American Express, Mastercard, or Visa) at the end of the online application. The fee for domestic applicants is $75 and for international applicants is $85.

Fee Waivers

Current Federal TRIO program applicants, such as McNair Scholars, are eligible for an application fee waiver. For consideration, you should email a PDF of your current program participation certificate to for guidance on how to obtain this waiver. You will receive an email response within 5-7 business days indicating whether the application fee has been waived. Do not pay the application fee until you receive a response from our office, as the fee is nonrefundable.

Application Review

Unlike undergraduate admission, graduate admission and funding decisions are made by the schools/programs. This means that your application is initially reviewed by the graduate program’s admission committee, not the Office of Graduate Education. The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) will verify your application documents after the graduate program makes an admission decision. Information about appealing a denied application can be accessed here

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. We recommend you also check the catalog as you prepare your application for submission.

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