Transient Students and Special Students

Transient Students / Special Students

Transient Students / Special Students

Transient Students / Special Students
GT Transient Students Georgia Tech Students Attending Other Schools

Georgia Tech students, who are eligible to re-enroll (not on academic dismissal, expulsion or other status what would prohibit re-enrollment), who wish to attend another institution for a term and plan to return to Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech Students Attending Other Schools

Non-GT Transient Students Transient Students Who Wish to Attend Georgia Tech

A transient student is one who enrolls at Georgia Tech for one term only (usually during the summer term) in order to take certain applicable advanced course work that will transfer back to his/her home institution. The student should be planning to return to the home institution to complete course work for a degree. A transient student must have permission to take classes at Georgia Tech as authorized by the registrar at the home institution.

Transient Students Who Wish to Attend Georgia Tech

Special Students A special student is one who is not currently pursuing a degree at another institution and who desires to enroll at Georgia Tech for one or more terms to take certain advanced course work for personal or professional growth. The student is not enrolled in classes for the primary purpose of utilizing course work to obtain a degree. The student who has already received a bachelor's degree may enroll as a special student for a maximum of 20 semester hours. The student who has not yet completed a bachelor's degree can only enroll as a special student for a maximum of 10 semester hours.

A Georgia Tech student that has received their undergraduate degree must apply and be accepted to graduate school, or change to special student status in order to continue to enroll in classes at Georgia Tech.

Special Students

Audience: 

Georgia Tech Students Attending Other Schools

  Important Information

An undergraduate student who is within 36 hours of graduation from Georgia Tech cannot take courses elsewhere and apply the credit toward her/his degree without prior approval. To obtain permission, the student must successfully petition the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Courses taken via cross-registration are considered resident credit and may be taken during the last 36 hours without Undergraduate Curriculum Committee approval.

Catalog: Residency Rule "36-Hour Rule"  
Petition to the Faculty
Cross-Registration

Please note that Georgia Tech students cannot be enrolled in Georgia Tech and another institution during the same term with the following exceptions:

  1. Students may concurrently enroll at Georgia Tech and another Institution during the Summer Term.
  2. Students participating in the cross-registration program.
  3. Students who have the permission of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee or Graduate Committee to be concurrently enrolled in either Fall or Spring terms.
  4. Students who are on a co-op work assignment, but are taking no other courses at Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech students who wish to attend another school for a term must apply for admission to the school they wish to attend, by their deadline. The enrollment decision is made by the other school, not Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech students are responsible for verifying that courses taken elsewhere will transfer back to Georgia Tech by reviewing transfer course information on the Transfer Equivalency Catalog. For further information regarding transfer credit, refer to the Transfer Credit Information page.

Transfer Equivalency Catalog"  
Transfer Credit Information

Georgia Tech students who have a transient form from another institution should submit the form to the Georgia Tech Registrar's Office for processing. Students who do not have a transient form, but need to have a transient letter sent to another school, can complete and sign a Georgia Tech request form. Please allow at least one week for processing.

Ordering Via the Web

Current or recently enrolled Georgia Tech students may order certifications via the web. Students may request a certification to be mailed, or picked up (photo ID required) in the Student Records Office, Room 104 of the Tech Tower (Administration Building). There is no fee for certifications. Web-generated requests are usually filled within 2 business days.

Instructions:

  • Log into Buzzport
  • On the Home tab locate the Registration and Student Services channel
  • Select the Registration - OSCAR link
  • Select Student Services & Financial Aid
  • Select Student Records
  • Select Verification Requests

You should receive a confirmation message on the screen after submitting your request. If we experience any hardware problems, you will receive a "Request Failed" message and you need to try again later or fax a request as instructed below. If you continue to experience difficulty using the web, please e-mail comments@registrar.gatech.edu.

Transient Students Who Wish to Attend Georgia Tech

New Students

If you have never attended Georgia Tech, you must apply for admission.

Undergraduate Admission  
Graduate Admission  

Students Who Have Been Away from Georgia Tech for Two or More Consecutive Terms

If you have attended Georgia Tech in the past, but it has been two consecutive terms or more since you have been enrolled, you must apply for readmission.

Readmission

Transient Students Currently Enrolled in Courses at Georgia Tech

If you are currently enrolled as a transient student at Georgia Tech and wish to attend an additional term, you must complete a transient permission form, obtain all required signatures, and submit it to room 104 of the Tech Tower, fax to 404-894-0167, or mail to:


Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of the Registrar
Student Records
Atlanta, GA 30332-0315
Special/Transient Student Permission Form
Audience: 

Special Students

New Students

If you have never attended Georgia Tech, you must apply for admission.

Undergraduate Admission  
Graduate Admission  

Students Who Have Been Away from Georgia Tech for Two or More Consecutive Terms

If you have attended Georgia Tech in the past, but it has been two consecutive terms or more since you have been enrolled, you must apply for readmission.

Readmission

Special Students Currently Enrolled in Courses at Georgia Tech

If you are currently enrolled as a special student at Georgia Tech and wish to attend an additional term, you must complete a special permission form, obtain all required signatures, and submit it to room 104 of the Tech Tower, fax to 404-894-0167, or mail to:


Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of the Registrar
Student Records
Atlanta, GA 30332-0315
Special/Transient Student Permission Form

Students Who Have an Undergraduate Degree from Georgia Tech

If you have received your Georgia Tech undergraduate degree and wish to pursue a second undergraduate degree you must complete a major change form.

Change of Major Form

If you have received your Georgia Tech undergraduate degree and wish to attend an additional term as a non-degree seeking student, you must complete a special student permission form, obtain all required signatures, and submit it to the Registrar's Office or mail to:


Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of the Registrar
Student Records
Atlanta, GA 30332-0315
Special/Transient Student Permission Form