Readmission

Readmission

Readmission Policy

The readmission form requires payment of a $30.00 fee.

Authoritative information regarding withdrawal and readmission is published under Rules & Regulations VIII in the Catalog.

Catalog: Rules & Regulations VIII

Readmission after being away for two or more consecutive terms

A student who for any reason has remained out of school for two or more consecutive terms (Summer term counts), must apply for readmission.

Catalog Year

Students are readmitted under the current catalog that is in effect at the time of readmission. If a student wishes to follow the degree requirements from a catalog in effect prior to the term of readmission, he/she must make a request to the Major School. There is no guarantee that such a request will be granted and readmitted students should be prepared to follow the current degree requirements as outlined in the current catalog. Readmitted students should also be aware of the 10-year rule.

Catalog: Rules & Regulations XIII

Readmission Form Deadlines*
Term Date
Fall July 1
Spring December 1
Summer April 1
*Students with academic standing of "drop" or "review" have earlier deadlines. See below.

The readmission process requires all applicants to complete the form, submit a payment of $30.00 via the Readmission Form web site link below, and forward the form form to the readmission office. All supporting information such as transcripts from other schools attended, petitions, etc. must be included with the application form. These documents may be faxed to 404-894-0167 (with the exception of the official transcripts which must be mailed or delivered in a sealed envelope), or mailed to:


Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of the Registrar
Readmission
Atlanta, GA 30332-0315
  Immunization Requirements

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia requires all students to submit immunization records prior to registration for classes. Please visit www.health.gatech.edu. Click on "Immunization Requirements" and follow the step by step instructions on submitting the correct immunization forms. It is very important to upload the immunization documents as instructed. This will expedite the processing of your immunization forms. If you have any questions concerning this process, please contact Stamps Health Services at Georgia Tech at 404-894-1432.

  Lawful Presence Requirement

In accordance with University System of Georgia policy, students admitted to Georgia Tech must verify their lawful presence in the United States prior to enrollment.

Lawful Presence

Readmission Form

Readmission after being academically dismissed

A student who has been academically dismissed once for unsatisfactory grades must remain out of school for at least one term. The student must also submit a completed readmission form, petition to the faculty, and readmission contract. Students should contact an advisor in the major to which they want to apply to create the readmission contact before submitting the contract to the Registrar's Office. If a student is required to attend another school as a condition of readmission to Georgia Tech, he/she should be aware that in no case will credit be allowed (except by examination) for courses repeated at another institution that have previously been taken at Georgia Tech.

A student who has been academically dismissed twice for unsatisfactory grades will not be readmitted.

Catalog: Rules & Regulations VIII

These are Institute requirements. Individual academic departments may have more restrictive rules. Please contact your major school.

Academic Advisement

Readmission Form Deadlines for Students with Academic Standing of "Drop" or "Review"
Term Date
Fall June 1
Spring October 1
Summer February 1

The readmission process requires all applicants to complete the form, submit a payment of $30.00 via the readmission form web site link below, and forward the application form to the readmission office. All supporting information such as transcripts from other schools attended, petitions, etc must be included with the application form. These documents may be faxed to 404-894-0167 (with the exception of the official transcripts which must be mailed or delivered in a sealed envelope), or mailed to:


Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of the Registrar
Readmission
Atlanta, GA 30332-0315
  Automatic Hold

A student on academic warning or probation who is not enrolled for a single term will have an automatic hold placed on their registration. This hold must be cleared by the student’s major school before she/he is allowed to register.

  Immunization Requirements

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia requires all students to submit immunization records prior to registration for classes. Please visit www.health.gatech.edu. Click on "Immunization Requirements" and follow the step by step instructions on submitting the correct immunization forms. It is very important to upload the immunization documents as instructed. This will expedite the processing of your immunization forms. If you have any questions concerning this process, please contact Stamps Health Services at Georgia Tech at 404-894-1432.

  Lawful Presence Requirement

In accordance with University System of Georgia policy, students admitted to Georgia Tech must verify their lawful presence in the United States prior to enrollment.

Lawful Presence

Readmission Form
Petition to the Faculty
Readmission Contract
Readmission Form

Readmission after having withdrawn for one term

With the exception of part-time graduate students, any student who withdraws during a term and wishes to return the following term must complete a Petition to the Faculty Form only. A readmission form is not required

Petition to the Faculty

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Lawful Presence

  Failure to provide this information will make you ineligible to register for classes and enroll at Georgia Tech.

In accordance with University System of Georgia policy, students admitted to Georgia Tech must verify their lawful presence in the United States prior to enrollment. 

Deferred Action Status

Students in Deferred Action status do not qualify for enrollment based on USG policy.

U.S. Citizens

Students who submit the FAFSA do not need to submit additional documentation unless requested. International students who hold or apply for a visa do not need to submit additional documentation unless requested

We ask that you please submit a copy of any one of the following documents to comments@registrar.gatech.edu. You will not be allowed to register for classes until your lawful presence is verified.

  • A current Driver's License issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008. A "limited term" license, a license/ID issued by a state other than Georgia, or a license issued for a period of less than two years is invalid for verification purposes.
  • A current ID issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008.
  • A U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570).
  • A U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561).
  • A U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (DS1350) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240).
  • A current U.S. Passport.
  • A current military ID (service member only, not dependent)
  • A current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form I-151 or I-551)

If none of the documents above are available, you can bring the document below to your FASET orientation session or to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

  • An original certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing the student was born in the United States or a U.S. territory.
  • We require that you bring both the original certified birth certificate and a photocopy for our records. Just a photocopy of the document will not be acceptable.
Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a U.S. Permanent Resident, please provide a front and back copy of your current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form I-151 or I551).

If you are a pending U.S. Permanent Resident, please provide a copy of your pending I-485 receipt notice and your current visa.

If you are a noncitizen U.S. visa-holding applicant, please provide a copy of your current, valid visa and/or other immigration documentation. These may include:

  • I-327 (Reentry Permit)
  • I-571 (Refugee Travel Document)
  • I-766 (Employment Authorization Card)
  • Machine Readable Immigration Visa (with Temporary I-551 Language)
  • Temporary I-551 Stamp (on passport or I-94)
  • I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record)
  • I-94 (Arrival Departure Record) in unexpired foreign passport
  • Unexpired foreign passport
  • I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant [F-1] Student Status)
  • DS2019 (Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor [J-1] Status)

If you are an F-1 or J-1 international student (if you will be an F-1 or J-1 student sponsored by Georgia Tech), you will meet with a representative from the Office of International Education upon arrival for mandatory immigration check-in to verify your immigration documents.

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Petition to the Faculty

A "Petition to the Faculty" form may be completed by a student when asking for an exception to an Institute rule or policy. Some examples of exception requests include:

  • To withdraw from school past the deadline
  • To be readmitted after being placed on DROP status
  • To extend the time to complete a thesis
  • To be granted an individual course substitution
  • To be granted full graduate standing

All "Petition to the Faculty" forms must be completed by the student and signed by all appropriate offices. Instructions for completion are printed on the form. Blank forms can be obtained in the Student Records Office in Room 104 of the Tech Tower (Administration Building), or by clicking the link above. Once completed, these forms should be submitted to the Registrar's Office on the First Floor of the Tech Tower (Administration building). Students should submit the "Petition to the Faculty" and any supporting documentation five working days prior to the committee meeting.

These petitions are reviewed and acted upon by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee or the Graduate Curriculum Committee.

Dates of the committee meetings are published in the Academic Calendar for the term. Results will be available the following day and students will be notified by email.

Academic Calendar

In addition, students can obtain their results by visiting the Registrar's Office or calling 404-385-6519.

Note:

A student has 30 days to retrieve the supporting documentation after the resolution of her/his petition. After this time has elapsed, all supporting documentation will be destroyed. The student may retrieve her/his documentation by contacting the Registrar's Office at 404-385-6519 to make the necessary arrangements.

Important Supplemental Information

Guidelines for Students Preparing Petitions
Mental Health Guidelines
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Academic Renewal Procedures

Students who have been out for two or more consecutive terms must apply for readmission. Students who are on first or second dismissal must apply for readmission. Readmission is not guaranteed. If the student has been out for 3 or more years, he/she may be eligible for academic renewal.

  1. University System of Georgia undergraduate students who have been readmitted or reinstated after a period of absence of three (3) calendar years or longer are eligible for academic renewal. Academic renewal for the student signals the initiation of a new grade point average to be used for determining academic standing. This provision allows University System of Georgia degree-seeking students who earlier experienced academic difficulty to make a fresh start and have one final opportunity to earn an associate or bachelor's degree (BR Minutes, June, 1995, p. 7). The complete policy is available online at in the University System of Georgia Academic Affairs Handbook
  2. The application for academic renewal shall be considered as a petition to the undergraduate curriculum committee.
    • If the student has already been readmitted and applies for academic renewal within the allowed timeframe (see below), he/she need submit only a petition to the faculty to request academic renewal.
      • If a student does not request Academic Renewal status at the time of re-enrollment after a three-year or greater period of absence, the student may do so within three semesters of re-enrollment or within one calendar year, whichever comes first. The Renewal GPA begins with the semester following re- enrollment. At Georgia Tech, there is no separate GPA calculated, rather, the term GPA going forward is what is used to determine academic standing.
    • If the student was not on drop status in his/her last term at Tech, he/she needs to complete the readmission form and submit it to the major school and then to the Registrar's Office. After readmission has been granted, the student must submit a petition to the faculty to his/her major school through the usual petition process to request academic renewal.
    • If the student was on first drop in his/her last term at Tech, he/she needs to complete the readmission form along with two petitions to the faculty. The first petition is to request readmission after a first drop. The second is to request academic renewal. The major school should provide a contract, as they normally do for readmission after a first drop. The contract would apply if the request for readmission is approved, but the request for academic renewal is not. If the request for academic renewal is approved, the student is readmitted and instead of meeting the terms of the contract, would have to meet the minimum grade point average for his/her class standing for each term. Academic standing will be based solely on the term GPA. The normal requirements for academic standing would then apply.
      • Students who only wish to be readmitted if academic renewal is approved: Submit the petition for academic renewal and the readmission application.
      • Students who are interested in readmission, whether or not academic renewal is approved: Submit the petition for academic renewal, the readmission application, and the readmission contract.
    • If the student was on second drop in his/her last term at Tech, he/she needs to complete the readmission form along with two petitions to the faculty. The first petition is to request readmission after a second drop. The second is to request academic renewal. The major school should provide a contract, as they normally do for readmission after a second drop. The contract would apply if the request for readmission is approved, but the request for academic renewal is not. If the request for academic renewal is approved, the student is readmitted and instead of meeting the terms of the contract, would have to meet the minimum grade point average for his/her class standing for each term. Academic standing will be based solely on the term GPA. The normal requirements for academic standing would then apply.
      • Students who only wish to be readmitted if academic renewal is approved: Submit the petition for academic renewal and the readmission application.
      • Students who are interested in readmission, whether or not academic renewal is approved: Submit the petition for academic renewal, the readmission application, and the readmission contract.
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Academic Renewal Checklist

This checklist is intended to assist academic advisors and students in the process of determining eligibility for academic renewal. This is a rather complex policy that contains many conditions that should be reviewed and considered before an application is submitted.

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