Early Admission is the movement from the end of the junior year of high school directly into the freshman year of college without benefit of the normal senior year or graduation from high school. The student will bypass their senior year entirely and will not graduate with their senior class unless the high school agrees to allow such action. Please be aware that if you enroll at Georgia Tech without graduating from high school, you will not be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship program.
To be eligible for the Early Admission program, high school students must meet the following criteria:
- Have an academic and leadership profile that places them in the upper part of Tech's freshman class. Academically, this is typically at least a 2000 SAT score (Critical Reading + Math+ Writing) and at least a 3.6 GPA (on Georgia Tech's recalculated scale).
- Have completed all required courses outlined in the regular freshman application (with the exception of a fourth year of English) by the matriculation term.
- Submit the following items to the Office of Undergraduate Admission at Georgia Tech:
- Georgia Tech application for freshman admission submitted by January 10
- Nonrefundable $75.00 application fee
- Official SAT and/or ACT scores directly from testing agency (SAT code: 5248; ACT code: 0818)
- Early Admission Recommendation Form signed by a high school official and parent or guardian. This form verifies that the student possesses the academic, social, and emotional maturity to benefit from bypassing the senior year.
If you are looking for information on dual enrollment programs, please select one of the other Programs for High Schoolers.