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Admission to Georgia Tech as a non-degree seeking student does not guarantee that a student will
be able to successfully enroll in any course. If admitted, both Special and Transient students are
classified as non-degree seeking and are not normally eligible to continue studies at Georgia Tech with
the intent of obtaining a degree from the Institute. Admitted non-degree students are eligible for the approved
semester only and admission does not imply or guarantee future enrollment at Georgia Tech. The registration
period for admitted non-degree seeking students follows the registration of all degree-seeking students and
begins the day before the start of the term.
- A SPECIAL student is one who is not currently enrolled/pursuing a degree at another institution and
who desires to enroll at Georgia Tech for one or more terms to take certain advanced coursework for personal
or professional growth. If admitted, the student may not be enrolled for the purpose of utilizing coursework
to obtain a degree at Georgia Tech. A student who has already received a bachelor's degree from another
institution may enroll as a Special student with no limitation on the number of hours that may be completed.
A student who has not yet completed a bachelor's degree elsewhere may only enroll as a Special student for a
maximum of 12 semester hours.
- A TRANSIENT student is one who desires to enroll at Georgia Tech in order to take certain applicable advanced
coursework which will transfer back to the home institution. The student should be planning to return to the home
institution to complete coursework for a degree. A transient student must have permission to take classes at Georgia
Tech as authorized by the Registrar or other designated official of the institution in which the student is enrolled
recommending the applicant as a transient student.
Any student admitted in a non-degree status wishing to later pursue
degree-seeking admission must apply and follow the requirements and guidelines for transfer admission at Georgia Tech,
as outlined at http://www.transfer.gatech.edu. There must be a one-term gap between enrollment in a non-degree status and
an application for degree-seeking admission.
STEPS TO COMPLETING THE APPLICATION
- Read the Academic Honor Code: Read carefully the
excerpts from the Academic Honor Code before filling
out the application. By completing and signing this
application, you are indicating your intention to abide
by the Honor Code.
- Request your college transcript(s): Request an official
copy of your transcript from every college that you
have attended. An official transcript must be in a sealed
school envelope with an official mark or signature
across the seal to indicate that it has not been opened.
- Submit a complete Non-Degree Applicant Permission Form: Please review and complete this form
(available online at
http://www.admission.gatech.edu/images/pdf/nondegree_form.pdf) with appropriate departmental signature(s). It is the responsibility of the
applicant to obtain all necessary signature(s) and submit the completed form after submitting the online application for admission.
Academic department contact information may be found online via http://www.gatech.edu/offices-and-departments.
MORE INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
All prospective courses must be approved by the individual departments before applying with
the approval being shown on the Departmental Review section of Non-Degree Applicant Permission Form (Part I).Departmental
approval does not guarantee admission. Any requested course is subject to availability and Special/Transient
students are given last priority for registration. Registration for any course not approved by proper Georgia
Tech officials is strictly prohibited. Enrollment in unauthorized courses will result in automatic course
withdrawal by the Institute.
International students (those who are neither US citizens nor US Permanent Resident card holders)
are allowed to apply for non-degree seeking status ONLY if they are participants in an approved study
abroad/foreign exchange program via the Georgia Tech Office of International Education. Proof of US
Permanent Resident status is required at the time of application. Please see http://www.oie.gatech.edu
for more information.
POLICY ON TRANSFER ADMISSION
All qualified persons are equally welcome to seek transfer
admission to the Georgia Institute of Technology, and
all persons may apply for and accept admission confident
that the policy and regular practice of the Institute
will not discriminate against them on the basis of race,
religion, sex, or national origin.
I commit to uphold the ideals of honor and integrity
by refusing to betray the trust bestowed upon me as a
member of the Georgia Tech community.
The above statement is the Georgia Tech Honor Challenge. It
is a commitment made by every student, faculty member, and
administrator in the Georgia Tech community. Every member of
the community strives to apply these principles toward academic
pursuits and to every aspect of our daily lives.
We believe that
honor and integrity are essential in fostering an environment in
which learning and research can thrive.
In an effort to remind the members of this community of their
commitment, the Honor Advisory Council has placed plaques
displaying the Challenge in nearly every classroom at Georgia
Tech. During every exam, quiz, and lecture, we hope they serve
as a source of motivation to uphold the promise you made when
joining this community. The Honor Advisory Council, a group
of students dedicated to promoting the Honor Code, serves
as a resource for students accused of or wishing to report an
Article II: Honor Code
Section 1. Statement of Purpose
The members of the Georgia Tech community believe that the
fundamental objective of the Institute is to provide students
with a high-quality education while developing in them a sense
of ethics and social responsibility. We believe that trust is an
integral part of the learning process and that self-discipline is
necessary in this pursuit. We also believe that any instance of
dishonesty hurts the entire community. It is with this in mind
that we have set forth a Student Honor Code at Georgia Tech.
Section 3. Student Responsibilities
Students are expected to act according to the highest ethical
standards. The immediate objective of an Honor Code is to
prevent any student from gaining an unfair advantage over
any other student through academic misconduct. The following
clarification of academic misconduct is taken from Section XIX,
Student Conduct Code, of the Rules and Regulations section of
the Georgia Tech General Catalog: Academic misconduct is
any act that does or could improperly distort student grades or
other student academic records. Such acts include but need not
be limited to the following:
- Possessing, using, or exchanging improperly acquired
written or verbal information in the preparation of any
essay, laboratory report, examination, or other assignment
included in an academic course;
- Substitution for, or unauthorized collaboration with, a
student in the commission of academic requirements;
- Submission of material that is wholly or substantially
identical to that created or published by another person
or persons, without adequate credit notations indicating
- False claims of performance or work that has been submitted
by the claimant;
- Alteration or insertion of any academic grade or rating so as
to obtain unearned academic credit;
- Deliberate falsification of a written or verbal statement of
fact to a member of the faculty so as to obtain unearned
academic credit; and
- Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any Institute document
relating to the academic status of the student.
While these acts constitute assured instances of academic
misconduct, other acts of academic misconduct may be defined
by the professor. Students must sign the Honor Agreement
affirming their commitment to uphold the Honor Code before
becoming a part of the Georgia Tech community. The Honor
Agreement may reappear on exams and other assignments
to remind students of their responsibilities under the Georgia
Tech Academic Honor Code. The complete text of the Academic
Honor Code may be found at www.honor.gatech.edu.
Federal law recognizes the student Social Security
Number (SSN) as personally identifiable information
under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of
1974 (FERPA). However, the law allows Georgia Tech to
request and to use this information in compliance with
state and federal guidelines. While you are not required
to provide your SSN to be considered for admission to
Georgia Tech, you are strongly encouraged to do so, if
you have one. Providing an SSN will speed up matching
of materials such as transcripts and test scores with your
application. An SSN is required if you are applying for
financial aid, for federal tax benefits, or for employment;
it may be required for other purposes. The information
may be disclosed only under certain circumstances,
including the following:
- to other institutional officials;
- to representatives of state and local educational authorities;
- in connection with financial aid;
- for research purposes to improve instruction;
- to collection agents in connection with university-related business;
- pursuant to an order from a court of law; or
- other circumstances as required by state or federal law.
Georgia Tech is committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of student records.