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Georgia Tech Graduate Application Process

Getting started

Georgia Tech’s application is hosted by CollegeNet and you will be entering your information on their secure server. You will be asked to create a user ID and password. Please write down your user ID and password for future use. You do not need to complete the entire application at one sitting. You may begin the application, save it, and return to it at a later time using your user id and password.

Data validation

DO NOT CLICK ON “SUBMIT” UNTIL YOU HAVE RECHECKED YOUR DATA THROUGH THE VALIDATION PROCESS. Once you have completed the online application, you will be asked to validate the data you have entered. You should carefully review your answers and make certain ALL entries are correct . Once you use the “SUBMIT” option, you cannot make changes to your application.

Letters of Reference/Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are handled via an online recommendation system which is part of our online application. On page one of the application you will be asked for the following information:

  • Name of three recommenders.
  • Institute or Business Affiliation of each recommender
  • E-mail address of each recommender
  • Waiver - you must choose whether or not to wave your right to review the recommendations. Most people choose "Yes" to waive their right of review. You should discuss this with your recommender before you answer this question. Once you have submitted your application, you cannot change this decision. Your choice will be transmitted to the recommender in the instructional email he/she will receive.

As soon as you submit your online application, an email will be sent to your respondents. This email will inform your respondents how to complete the online letter of recommendation. To ensure receipt of this email, please inform each respondent about this email prior to the submission of your application.

If you or your respondent have technical difficulty with the online letter of recommendation system, please contact CollegeNet directly at the following email address: help@applyweb.com. It may be necessary to provide CollegeNet with your user id and/or the name of the applicant or respondent.

Submitting the application & paying the application fee

After you are satisfied that ALL information in your application is correct, you may SUBMIT your application. You will be asked to provide accurate credit card information in order to pay your application fee of $50 (fee will increase to $75 for both domestic and international applicants on July 1, 2014). This application fee must be paid online and is non-refundable. Georgia Tech will not receive your application until the fee is paid online. Do not mail checks, money orders, or other forms of payment to Georgia Tech. They will be returned and we will not receive your application from CollegeNet. If you have technical difficulty getting your payment to be accepted by the CollegeNet system, please send an e-mail to help@applyweb.com giving them your user ID and describing your problem. They will be able to assist you with your problem. Persons with a U.S. bank account may also choose the e-check method of payment. REMEMBER – once you SUBMIT, you cannot change or edit your application in any way. After you successfully submit your application, a page will appear on your screen acknowledging that your application has been successfully submitted. It will contain your CollegeNet Transaction ID.

Supporting documents

You can now UPLOAD your supporting documents to your application. If you use the upload feature, you WILL NOT need to mail your documents at this time. If you are admitted, you will be asked for official documents.

PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS FEATURE – IT WILL SPEED THE PROCESSING OF YOUR APPLICATION AND GET A DECISION MUCH MORE QUICKLY!

Before beginning your application, please create a .pdf file of each document you wish to upload. Include multiple pages of the same document in one .pdf file. You will be instructed where in the application you should upload each of these documents.

TRANSIENT STUDENTS (available to US Citizen/Permanent Residents only)

  • If you have applied as a transient student, we need a Letter of Good Standing from the Registrar of the school you are currently attending. No transcripts or test scores are required. You may upload this document at the end of Page 1 under "Other".
  • In addition to the Letter of Good Standing we require Lawful Presence verification.

US CITIZENS

Required Documents

  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Self translated transcripts and transcripts from evaluation services (i.e. World Education Services or Josef Silny) are not acceptable.
  • Official GRE/GMAT test scores sent directly to use from ETS.
  • Lawful Presence verification
  • To be considered a resident of the State of Georgia
    • Copy of valid Georgia Driver's License OR Georgia Voter Registration Card

Recommended Documents

  • Unofficial copy of GRE/GMAT score sheets.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

PERMANENT RESIDENT

Required Documents

  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Self translated transcripts and transcripts from evaluation services (i.e. World Education Services or Josef Silny) are not acceptable.
  • Official GRE/GMAT test scores sent directly from ETS.
  • Copy of Permanent Resident Card.
  • To be considered a resident of the State of Georgia
    • Copy of valid Georgia Driver's License OR Georgia Voter Registration Card

Recommended Documents

  • Unofficial copy of GRE/GMAT score sheets
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

NON US CITIZEN/ALIEN

Required Documents

  • Transcript in native language from all colleges/universities attended (Mark Sheets for Each term acceptable). Self translated transcripts and transcripts from evaluation services (i.e. World Education Services or Josef Silny) are not acceptable.
  • English translation of Transcripts issued from college/university attended. If you cannot get an English translation from your school, we will accept translations done by a public translator, through your embassy or an apostille. Self translated transcripts and transcripts from evaluation services (i.e. World Education Services or Josef Silny) are not acceptable.
  • Native language degree document(s) - if awarded degree is not noted on transcript
  • English translation of degree document(s) issued from college/university attended. If you cannot get an English translation from your school, we will accept translations done by a public translator, through your embassy or an apostille.
  • Official GRE/GMAT/TOEFL scores sent directly from ETS.
  • If admitted, documentation of financial support will be requested by the Office of International Education after a student is formally accepted and after the admitting graduate degree program initiates a request for an I-20 or DS-2019 to be processed.
  • Do not submit financial documents prior to being accepted. Generally these documents are only good for 90 days.
  • Applicants can review the following websites to begin preparing for this process:
  • Estimated cost of attendance: http://www.finaid.gatech.edu/costs
  • Financial document requirements: http://oie.gatech.edu/content/financial-document-requirements
  • The I-20 or DS-2019 process: http://oie.gatech.edu/content/oie-graduate-i-20-or-ds-2019

Recommended Documents

  • Unofficial copy of GRE/GMAT/TOEFL score sheets
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

 

If you uploaded your documents with the application, you do not need to mail anything at this time. If you are admitted, you will be asked for official documents.

Please mail any documents that were not uploaded with your application to:

Graduate Admissions
Georgia Institute of Technology
631 Cherry Street, Room 318
Atlanta, GA 30332-0321

Any documents mailed should be in one envelope with the name of the applicant as it appears on your application clearly written on the front.

Please do not staple, clip, bind, brad or tie your documents together. Leave all sheets loose and stack them in order. Because they will be imaged, our staff must take the time to remove all staples and clips, pull off all binders, cut off all brads and ties. This will speed the processing of your application.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Many questions are answered in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. Before you contact Graduate Admissions, PLEASE check the FAQ's. This may save you considerable time and will help speed the processing of your application.

When will Georgia Tech receive your application?

After you have completed the online application, validated your data, and paid your application fee, your application and all uploaded documents will be forwarded to Georgia Tech within 24 hours. Applications received from CollegeNet during normal business hours (Monday through Friday – Pacific Time Zone) are entered into the applicant database the same day. Applications submitted on Saturday or Sunday (Pacific Time Zone) will be received by Georgia Tech the following Monday.

Checking the status of your application

Application status checking can be monitored through CollegeNet using the same username and password you created with your online application. For more information about status check please visit the status checking page.

In status checking, you will be able to see the information we have recorded about you, when your supporting documents have been received, when your test scores have been received from ETS and when a final decision regarding admission has been made. It will take approximately four weeks for all documents to be noted in Status Checking. PLEASE BE PATIENT. PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE OUR OFFICE OR SEND E-MAILS INQUIRING ABOUT THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION. This will only slow the processing of your application. However, if you find erroneous information on Status Checking, please complete the request for corrections form and submit it.

Applying to more than one program

Georgia Tech allows you to apply to two programs per semester. However, you must use two separate applications. All applications at Georgia Tech are customized to meet the needs of each specific program and are, therefore, not interchangeable between programs. If you wish to apply to two programs, you may do so by logging back into your application using the password and id you created and edit the term and degree objective to reflect your new choice of program. Save your application. Then, proceed to where you will answer the application questions for the new degree objective you chose. You will then submit and pay the application fee for the second application.

Technical difficulties

If you have technical difficulties while completing your application or letters of recommendation, you should send an e-mail to help@applyweb.com and include your User ID in the e-mail. The technicians at CollegeNet will be able to look at your application or letters of recommendation and help clear the problem. Your recommender should do this as well if they encounter any problems when submitting the recommendation.

Content difficulties

If you are unclear on how to answer a particular question, you should go to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's). Most questions can be answered in this area. If your specific question is not answered or you need more clarification to an answer use the form below any FAQ answer to submit a question to Graduate Admissions.