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A complete application includes the MBA online application (including $75 application fee and two required essays), transcript from each college/university attended, three letters of recommendation, and official GMAT or GRE scores from within the past five years.

International applicants may also be required to submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), translated academic transcripts, and financial documents if applying for a student visa. We strongly encourage international candidates to apply early.

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Fall 2015:
Funding I

Apply by this date to receive first consideration for funding.

Funding II

This is the last opportunity to guarantee consideration for funding.

Application and academic transcripts:

October 15

January 15

GMAT or GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, and TOEFL score (if applicable): November 15 February 15

Application and academic transcripts:

March 15

May 15

GMAT or GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, and TOEFL score (if applicable): April 15 30 days after application submitted or as soon as possible

AFTER MAY 15, please contact us for availability to apply.

Submit responses to application questions and essays online. The online application enables you to create a username and password to save your work and return at a later time to complete.

There are two required essays and one optional essay.
1. Respond to one of the topics below (Required):
A.) Describe a risk that you have taken and discuss its impact on your life.
B.) If you could trade places with someone for one day, who would it be and why?

There is no right answer. We want you to be yourself, creative, and thoughtful in your response.

2. Why an MBA and why Georgia Tech? (Required)
Describe how your experiences, both professional and personal, have led you to the decision to pursue an MBA at Georgia Tech. Discuss your short- and long-term career goals and how Georgia Tech is best suited to help you achieve your goals.

3. Optional Essay
The Admissions Committee believes that the required essays address issues that help us learn about you and understand your candidacy for the MBA program; however, you may provide us with any additional information pertinent to your admission that has not been previously covered in the rest of the application. Feel free to discuss any unique aspects of your candidacy or any perceived weaknesses.

Please note that there is a 4,000 character maximum (including spaces) for each essay, so please be sure to keep that in mind should you choose to work on the essays in advance.

GMAT or GRE Scores

Official GMAT or GRE scores are required for admission consideration for all applicants. Scores are valid for five years and we accept your highest overall score. Refer to the chart above for specific deadlines and use the following codes to submit directly to Georgia Tech: 

  • GMAT: Institute code for the Full-time MBA program is HWK-54-37
  • GRE: Institute code is 5248

We typically receive your official scores in about a week. Visit the official GMAT and GRE Websites for more information on scheduling and preparing for your exam.

Letters of Recommendation

On a page of the application you will be asked for contact information for three recommenders (respondents). As soon as you submit your online application, an email will be sent to your respondents. The email will include instructions on how to complete the online letter of recommendation.

Recommendations are due one month after the application deadline. To ensure receipt of the email, please inform each respondent prior to the submission of your application.

Application Fee

A $75 application fee must be paid online with a credit card or e-check if you have a U.S. bank account.

Admissions Interview

Interviews give you a chance to discuss your potential contributions to the classroom and emphasize your interest in the MBA program. They also provide an opportunity for you to get a better feel for the MBA program and how it may help you achieve your goals.

Admission interviews are by invitation only. If you're selected for an interview, an admissions representative will contact you to schedule.

We encourage you to interview on-campus. However, we can also schedule a phone or Skype interview. Full-time MBA applicants may interview with both the director of Admissions and director of Career Services.

We listen to your career aspirations and have a very open dialogue with you about reaching your goals through our program.

Admissions Decision

You will receive the admission decision by mail within 4-6 weeks after your application is complete.

If you have specific questions or would like to speak with someone about the application process, please contact us.

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