Freshman Application Update
Late Short Summer Session
Next Steps for Summer Students:
- Take a moment to read through the FAQ section below to learn more about the Late Short Summer Session. You may view the presentation from our Summer Freshman Information Session here.
- Review the list of classes offered this summer.
- Accept our offer of admission for the Late Short Summer Session no later than April 15th.
- Reserve your spot in our freshman class and confirm your intent to enroll at Georgia Tech by paying your admission and housing deposits no later than May 1, 2014 in BuzzPort.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why was I admitted for summer, when I applied for fall?
Admitting students for the summer term allows us to expand our freshman class size and reduce individual class sizes. Summer students are a valued part of the Georgia Tech entering class and should not feel that their offer is less sincere than a fall offer. Students who have taken this opportunity in years past have told us they appreciated and valued the chance to get a jump start on their time at Tech before the hustle and bustle of fall semester. Moreover, their GPA, retention, and graduation rates are equal to that of students entering in the fall term.
If I have plans for the summer that conflict with summer classes, can I switch to the fall term?
Students admitted for the summer term cannot change to the fall term. While we understand you and your family may have already scheduled summer plans, we hope you will view this opportunity to begin your GT experience early as a short-term decision with long-term benefits.
What is the length of the Late Short Summer Session?
Five weeks. Classes begin June 24 and end July 26. Final Exams are July 29 through August 2.
What grade point average must I have to continue at Georgia Tech?
This is not a conditional acceptance. If you enroll, you will be a fully admitted member of the 2014-2015 freshman class. Once enrolled, you will be required to meet the same academic standards that are expected of all Georgia Tech students.
When is registration for Summer Session?
Incoming freshmen will register during FASET orientation in late June. Courses offered will be applicable to all majors at Tech, but will not include math or science courses.
How many classes will I take?
Two. Due to the length of the Late Short Summer Session, students will be required to take two classes to ensure that they are challenged and receive realistic introduction to academics at Tech.
What if I have advanced credit?
Most students entering in the summer bring either AP/IB or dual enrollment credit. It is imperative that you list Georgia Tech as a recipient of your scores to ensure that all credit is posted to your record prior to registration for summer courses. Students with significant credits will still find sufficient course choices. Academic advisors and the Registrar’s Office will work with students individually if building a suitable schedule becomes a challenge.
When can I register for the fall semester?
Summer freshmen will be able to register for Fall 2014 classes during Phase I registration in June. Summer students are the first in the incoming freshman class to register for fall classes. Please refer to www.registrar.gatech.edu for more information.
Will there be an orientation program?
FASET Orientation, which is available for both students and parents, is scheduled for late June. Students will receive an informational brochure in mid-May and can make a reservation online in late May. Please refer all orientation questions to the FASET Office at 404.894.6897 or visit www.faset.gatech.edu.
What is the cost of attending the late short summer session?
Tuition for 6 hours is $2,293 for Georgia residents and $8,017 for non-residents. Fees are $898. On-campus housing will be $1,142. Meal plan costs will be $741.
When are tuition and fee payments due?
Full payment for the Late Short Summer Session is due no later than June 24 at 4:00pm EST.
Will financial aid be available?
Yes. Hope/Zell Miller Scholarship, Pell Grant, and student loans are available to eligible students. Student loans require registration in a minimum of 2 classes (6 credit hours).
How and when do I apply for financial aid for Summer Session?
Complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Complete the 2013-2014 Georgia Tech Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid (GT App) at www.finaid.gatech.edu/forms.
Both applications should be received in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) by the priority deadline of May 1. OSFA will continue to accept these applications until the Federal FAFSA deadline of June 30. Note that the HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship for qualified Georgia residents currently also requires the two applications above, which should also be completed by the priority deadline of May 1.
How and when do I apply for financial aid for the Fall Semester?
Fall is a new academic year, requiring a separate financial aid application. See www.finaid.gatech.edu for application instructions.
The priority deadline for Fall is February 15. Note that the HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship for qualified Georgia residents currently also requires the two applications above.
Will housing be available?
Yes, campus housing will be available to the freshmen enrolling in the summer semester if they make a $300 prepayment and apply online. The summer housing application will become available in late March. Students living in campus housing for the summer will be able to continue in campus housing fall and spring semesters if they make a $600 prepayment for fall and apply online by May 1. Your summer room will likely not be your fall assignment; you will be allowed to move your belongings from your summer room to your fall room on August 3. However, you will not be permitted to live in your fall room until freshman move-in in mid-August. Please refer all housing questions to the Housing Office at www.housing.gatech.edu.