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International MBA Applicants

Georgia Tech considers you an international applicant if you are neither a U.S. citizen nor a U.S. permanent resident, regardless of where in the world you live.

The admissions criteria applied in evaluating international applicants are essentially the same as those for U.S. citizens. All application materials, including transcripts and recommendations, must be submitted online and in English.

You may also be required to submit official English Proficiency Scores (TOEFL or IELTS), translated academic transcripts, and financial documents if applying for a student visa.

We strongly encourage all international MBA applicants to submit application materials early to expedite the admissions process.

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Applicants must submit a valid TOEFL or IELTS score. Exceptions to the English standardized exams are listed on the Graduate Studies English Proficiency webpage

TOEFL scores are valid for two years and the minimum score requirement is 95 on the TOEFL internet-based test (iBT).

IELTS score must be a minimum of 7.

Online testing opportunities may be offered for select countries in response to world-wide operational challenges with COVID-19 outbreak. To learn more visit the following pages:

All applicants to the MBA Program must hold a U.S. bachelor's degree or equivalent to be considered for admission. A three-year degree is not equivalent to the U.S. bachelor's degree. Neither professional designations nor work experience will count toward the fourth year of study. We're unable to make exceptions to this policy. If you have questions about your eligibility, please email

The Georgia Tech Graduate Studies Office does not accept any private evaluation of academic documents. Official transcripts and degree documents must be submitted at the time of application and the Georgia Tech Graduate Studies Office will evaluate them.

The Georgia Tech Graduate Studies Office requires the following documents from international applicants:

  • Official Native Language Transcripts
  • Official English Translation of the Native Language Transcript
  • Official Native Language Degree Documents
  • Official English Translation of the Native Language Degree Documents