New Process Allows Georgia Students to Receive Earlier Admission Decision

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Georgia high school seniors can now apply to Georgia Tech for admission in Early Action and receive their admission decision in December.

Starting with the 2021 admission cycle, first-year applicants can select one of three admission plans: Early Action 1, Early Action 2, and Regular Decision.

Early Action 1 is reserved specifically for Georgia students, including Georgia residents attending high school out of state. These students who apply during Early Action 1 will be given priority consideration and receive their admission decision in December. The deadline to apply for Early Action 1 will be October 15.

Giving Georgia students the ability to apply earlier allows the admission team to prioritize their review of in-state applications.

“We are confident this change will benefit all of our applicants and future students,” said Rick Clark, director of Undergraduate Admission. “As a public institution, our primary responsibility is to our state. Providing an application plan specifically for Georgians reflects that commitment.”

“We know our in-state applicants are phenomenally talented and have a lot of great options for college,” continued Clark. “This change allows us to admit Georgia students a month earlier than in years past and begin conversations with them about why they should choose Tech.”

Students who are not Georgia residents and attend a high school out of state are eligible to apply for Early Action 2, with a deadline of November 2. This new deadline for out-of-state students is more in line with school start dates in other parts of the country and provides those students additional time to complete their applications. Early Action 2 decisions will be released in mid-January.

“Many high schools around the country and the world do not begin until after Labor Day,” Clark said. “We’ve heard from counselors and school leaders that November 2 is a more helpful deadline for their students. Listening, refining, and creating policies that are beneficial to students and families is always our goal. Establishing an Early Action 2 deadline accomplishes that.”

The Regular Decision deadline remains the same for all students. This year it will be January 4, 2021, with decisions released in mid-March.

The application for first-year admission is available starting August 1, 2020.

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