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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 2016:
Round 1

Apply by October 15
(Decision by December 15)

Round 2

Apply by January 15*
(Decision by March 15)

Round 3

Apply by March 15
(Decision by May 1)

Round 4

Apply by May 15
(Decision by June 15)

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

Note: All applications will be reviewed for merit-based funding. Priority of funding will be awarded to those who apply in Rounds 1 and 2.

*International applicants are encouraged to apply by Round 2.

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. As soon as you submit your recommendation request, an email will be sent to each of your recommenders. 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 recommender prior to submitting the recommendation requests.

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.

Have plans to visit in-person before you apply? If you have not submitted your application but believe you have competitive test scores and work experience, you can send your resume and a copy of your test scores to to see if you're eligible to schedule a pre-application on-campus admissions interview.

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 Admissions and 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

Submitting a complete application by one of the four round deadlines guarantees that you will receive an admission decision via mail by the decision date for that round (listed in the chart on this page).

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

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