Tech Announces Hurricane Admissions Policy

Earlier this week, Georgia Tech students and staff volunteered their time and facilities to help 275 students from Tulane University return home or find temporary housing. In keeping with that spirit of cooperation, Tech is opening its undergraduate and graduate admissions process to students from universities that have been closed due to the hurricane and associated flood waters.

All requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis through Thursday, September 8. Student applicants will need to present proof of enrollment at a school in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. Admissions will be granted for one semester only. Students who wish to continue their education at Georgia Tech, will be able to apply at a later date through the regular admissions process. Already, Georgia Tech has accepted eight students who were qualified and needed a place to continue their education.

Undergraduate applicants should contact Georgia Tech's Office of Undergraduate Admission at 404-894-4154 or admission@gatech.edu. Graduate applicants should contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 404-894-1610.

In accordance with the policy of the University System of Georgia, students from the affected areas will be eligible to apply for a waiver of out-of-state tuition or to have tuition and fees deferred, if they have already paid tuition to their home institution, or received financial aid from their home institution.

Georgia Tech does not currently have space available in its residence halls and will be referring new students admitted under this policy to other housing options.