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Course descriptions summarize basic information about the classes offered by the Institute's many academic units.
The Catalog is Georgia Tech's authoritative source of information regarding academic policies and degree requirements.
Georgia Tech has permission from the Board of Regents to award out-of-state tuition differential waivers and assess in-state tuition for certain nonresidents of Georgia under the following conditions.
Deadlines for submission are:
- Fall Semester: August 1
- Spring Semester: December 1
- Summer Semester: May 1
Waiver applications for previous semesters will not be reviewed. Any waiver application which is incomplete at the tuition-payment deadline will be reviewed for the subsequent academic term.
A student may not apply for transfer credit until after matriculation at Georgia Tech. The courses to be transferred would typically be those appearing on the approved program of study form for the masters degree. A doctoral student normally does not request transfer credit. The rules relative to and the process for obtaining transfer of credit for graduate-level courses are published in the Catalog.
The basic policy regarding the acceptance of courses by transfer is to allow credit for courses completed with satisfactory grades ("C" or better) at other accredited colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, provided the courses correspond in time and content to courses offered at Georgia Tech.
The Institute Graduate Curriculum Committee, with the approval of the Academic Faculty Senate, is responsible for establishing academic policy for the graduate programs; however, final authority rests with the Senate. This committee reserves the right to change requirements for degrees as may be appropriate. Students enrolled at the time such changes appear in the Catalog have the privilege of following either the requirements stated in the Catalog effective the semester in which they enrolled or the requirements in the Catalog that records the change.
This policy is known as “freshman forgiveness” or “academic forgiveness” at some institutions. No assumptions based on experiences at other institutions should be made about the grade substitution policy at Georgia Tech. Students requesting grade substitutions must follow all steps outlined in Rules & Regulations V in the Catalog.
The International Plan is a challenging undergraduate academic program aimed at developing a student's global competence within the context of their major. It is an optional degree-long program that integrates overseas experiences, language proficiency, and globally-focused coursework into any participating major at Georgia Tech. It builds on existing undergraduate degree requirements and international opportunities and is intended to be completed within the normal time frame of a four-year undergraduate degree.
Certificates are intended to encourage students to use the elective course requirements in their degree program to form a coherent package of coursework in a specified area.
Certificates are intended to encourage students to use the elective requirements in their degree program to form a coherent concentration of coursework in a specified area.