New Process Allows Georgia Students to Receive Earlier Admission Decision
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.
More information: https://admission.gatech.edu/first-year/deadlines-fees