Supporting Documents

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are gathered online as part of our application. You'll be asked for the following information:

  • Names of two to three people to recommend you (varies by program; most require three references).
  • Institution or business affiliation of each person.
  • Email addresses.
  • Waiver. (Most applicants choose to waive their right to review the recommendations. Once you have submitted your application waiving your right to review, you can't change your decision.)

As you complete your online application, you will be asked to list your recommender's name and contact information. Your recommenders will then receive an email, inviting them to complete an online letter of recommendation. If you have any difficulty with the system, contact CollegeNet at help@applyweb.com, and have your user CollegeNet ID number handy.

Other Documents

You will have the option to upload additional supporting documents when submitting your online application (documents should be .pdf files). Note that if you do this, you will not need to mail your documents at this time. But if you are admitted, you will be asked to submit the official documents.

Secure electronic certified transcripts (E-transcripts) should be sent to transcripts@grad.gatech.edu. This is a special e-mail address only for secure electronic transcripts delivered via National Student Clearinghouse, eScrip-Safe, Parchment, and Truecopy Credentials. Please check with the registrar or records office at your college/university to see if they provide secure electronic certified transcript service. (Transcripts sent as email attachments are not accepted as official documents.)

Any documents that are not uploaded with your online application will need to be mailed in one envelope (with the name of the applicant as it appears on the application written on the front) to Graduate Studies. Please do not staple, clip, bind, brad, or tie your documents together. Leave all sheets loose, and stack them in order. This will speed up the processing of your application. Mail all documents to:

Graduate Studies
Georgia Institute of Technology
631 Cherry St., Room 318 
Atlanta, GA 30332-0321
 

The documents you are required to submit vary based on your citizenship and residential status. Here is a table that shares which types of documents should be provided by various types of applicants (more specific details are included for each type of applicant following the table):

  Official
Transcripts
(including
English
Translations)
Native
Language 
Degree Documents
(including English Translations)
Lawful Presence Document GRE/GMAT
Scores
TOEFL
Scores
Letter
of Good Standing 
 
Permanent
Resident 
Card
Resume
or 
Curriculum
Vitae
Unofficial
GRE/GMAT
Scores
Unofficial
TOEFL
Scores
U.S. Citizens* Required Required, if applicable Required Required, if applicable Recommended Recommended
Permanent Residents* Required Required, if applicable Required Required, if applicable Required Recommended Recommended
Non U.S. Citizens/Aliens Required Required, if applicable Required, if applicable Required Recommended Recommended Recommended
Transient Students Required Required

* To be considered a resident of Georgia, a copy of a valid Georgia driver's license or Georgia voter registration card is required.

 

U.S. Citizens

 

Required

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Note that transcripts printed from your student account and degree audits aren't acceptable. Please make sure that any degrees awarded are posted on your official transcript.
  • English translations of any transcripts submitted for review that aren't in English. If the institution won't provide a translated copy, translations done by a public translator (through an embassy or an apostille) will be accepted.
  • Official GRE/GMAT test scores sent directly to Georgia Tech from ETS.
  • Lawful Presence verification.
  • To be considered a resident of the State of Georgia, a copy of a valid Georgia driver's license or Georgia voter registration card is required.

Recommended 

  • Unofficial copy of GRE/GMAT score sheets.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae.
Permanent Residents

Required

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Note that transcripts printed from your student account and degree audits or self-translated transcripts and transcripts from evaluation services (e.g., World Education Services or Josef Silny) aren't acceptable.
  • English translations of any transcripts submitted for review that aren't in English. If the institution won't provide a translated copy, translations done by a public translator (through an embassy or an apostille) will be accepted.
  • Official GRE/GMAT test scores sent directly from ETS.
  • Copy of Permanent Resident Card.
  • To be considered a resident of the State of Georgia, a copy of a valid Georgia driver's license or Georgia voter registration card is required.

Recommended 

  • Unofficial copy of GRE/GMAT score sheets.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae.
Non U.S. Citizens/Aliens

Required

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended in your native language. Note that transcripts printed from your student account and degree audits or self-translated transcripts and transcripts from evaluation services (e.g., World Education Services or Josef Silny) aren't acceptable.
  • English translations of any transcripts submitted for review. If the institution won't provide a translated copy, translations done by a public translator (through your embassy or an apostille) will be accepted.
  • Native language degree documents, if awarded degree isn't noted on transcript(s).
  • English translations of degree documents submitted. If the institution won't provide a translated copy, translations done by a public translator (through your embassy or an apostille) will be accepted.
  • Official GRE/GMAT/TOEFL scores sent directly from ETS.

Recommended 

  • Unofficial copy of GRE/GMAT/TOEFL score sheets.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae.
     
Transient Students (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Georgia Residents Only)

Required

  • Letter of good standing from the registrar at the institution you are currently attending. No transcripts or test scores are required.
  • Lawful Presence verification.