Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the Georgia Tech Scheller Ph.D. program.
Directions, Parking, and Accommodations
Yes. There are many hotels to choose from near the College of Business and the Georgia Tech campus. Here are several options:(ask for Georgia Tech rates)
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center (across the street from Scheller College of Business)
800 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Reservations: 404-347-9440; 800-706-2899
This full-service hotel located on the Georgia Tech campus, offers restaurant, bar and room service seven days a week as well as numerous restaurant options just steps away. The hotel also features free wireless internet, fitness center (including indoor pool) and FREE transportation on the Tech Trolley that stops right in front of the hotel. Remember to take your picture with the Ramblin' Wreck on display in the lobby!
Many of the hotels listed below also offer Georgia Tech rates. Be sure to ask!
Georgian Terrace (.5 miles from Scheller College of Business)
659 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30308
Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites (0.5 miles from Scheller College of Business)
97 10th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown (.5 miles from Scheller College of Business)
683 Peachtree Street. NE Atlanta, GA 30308
Home2 Suites (.3 miles from the Scheller College of Business)
975 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown (.1 mile walk from Scheller College of Business)
866 West Peachtree Street NW Atlanta, GA 30308
Residence Inn Atlanta Midtown / Historic (.5 miles from Scheller College of Business)
1041 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Residence Inn Midtown/17th at Peachtree hotel (1.2 miles from Scheller College of Business)
1365 W Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Applications to the Ph.D. program are evaluated compared to other Ph.D. applicants in the academic area. Considered in the admission decision are undergraduate (and graduate, if applicable) academic performance, GMAT or GRE scores, TOEFL scores for international applicants, work experience, essays, interviews, letters of recommendation, and other documentation supporting the application. Applications are reviewed individually and are also compared to the students currently enrolled in the program and to the current group of applicants.
The admission committee looks for students who will be successful academically and are capable of doing outstanding research in their field.
Yes, we will accept either the GMAT or GRE for admission consideration. The test must be taken within five years of our receipt of your application. If your score is more than five years old, you should plan to retake the test.
All non-U.S. citizens must provide a certified financial statement outlining the financial resources available to them for their studies in the U.S. when they are accepted into the program. The director the Ph.D. program will contact the admitted student to process the visa. No visa documents will be issued until the Graduate Education Office receives documentation that the applicant has sufficient resources to meet the expenses for at least the first year of graduate study at Georgia Tech.
Georgia Tech does not begin processing I-20s for the fall semester until May before the beginning of the fall term. This procedure results from the fact that the Georgia State Legislature does not approve the budget (tuition) until April. The I-20 will be delivered to the student via express mail.
Students in the Ph.D. program find Georgia Tech can be a community within itself. The campus offers a wide variety of intramural sporting events, arts and crafts workshops, drama and theater, and many other activities.
Ph.D. students often meet at the end of the week to socialize at area restaurants and gathering places. Ph.D. student organizations sponsor community and public service events, student/faculty mixers, and tournaments. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and Georgia Tech’s Stinger bus system provide convenient transportation and access to downtown and other metropolitan Atlanta areas.
For those looking for adventure, many students take road trips to neighboring states, go rafting on the Chattahoochee River, or cycle or in-line skate through nearby Piedmont Park. Georgia Tech and Atlanta offer an unlimited variety of social events and activities to meet the interests of Ph.D. students. For more information, please visit the Campus Life website.