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A complete application includes:

  • MBA Application with application fee
  • Academic Transcripts (accredited U.S. bachelor's degree or equivalent)
  • Essays
  • Resume
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for non-native English speakers
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Valid GMAT/GRE score, or complete waiver request (scores valid for five years; learn more about waiver eligibility and the request process)

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International applicant information

We strongly encourage international candidates to apply early; classes start in January (spring semester) and August (fall semester).

Spring 2020 Enrollment:
Application Deadline
Deposit Deadline
Fall 2020 Enrollment:
Application Deadline
Deposit Deadline

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. 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. 4,000 character maximum (including spaces).

2. Ten facts (Required)
List 10 facts about yourself that will help your future classmates get to know you. 1,000 character maximum (including spaces), but 200 words are a suggested limit.

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. 4,000 character maximum (including spaces).

GMAT or GRE Scores and Waiver

Official GMAT or GRE scores are required for an admission decision for all applicants, unless a waiver is granted. 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 evening MBA program is HWK-54-44 
  • 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 two 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. To ensure receipt of the email, please inform each recommender prior to submitting the recommendation requests.

The Georgia Tech Scheller MBA program also accepts the Common Letter of Recommendation (LOR) posted on the GMAC website. When your recommenders receive the email asking for their recommendation, they can upload the Common LOR as part of the recommendation.

Application Fee

An application fee must be paid online with a credit card or e-check if you have a U.S. bank account. The application fee is $75 for U.S. applicants and $85 for international applicants.

Application fee waivers are available for U.S. military, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Fellows, and Forté MBA Launch participants. Contact to request a waiver.

Admissions Interview

An interview is required for admission to the Evening MBA program. 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.

Interviews are scheduled on an invitation-only basis. Once a preliminary review of your application has been completed, if you are selected for an interview, we 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 and request a pre-assessment consultation.

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

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