Check back in September for 2021 Selection Process dates.
|October 18, 2021||Application Deadline (GA residents)||This is the early action 1 application deadline for GA residents only. You must apply by this date to be considered for the Stamps President’s Scholars Program.|
|November 1, 2021||Application Deadline (Non-GA residents)||This is the early action 2 application deadline for non-GA residents only. You must apply by this date to be considered for the Stamps President’s Scholars Program.|
|Mid-December, 2021||Status Update||GA residents who are selected as semifinalists will be notified via the admission portal.|
|Late December, 2021 - Early January 2022||Semifinalist Interviews||All Georgia applicants who advance to the semifinalist stage must participate in a virtually, asynchronous interview during this timeframe. In keeping with best practices of the nation's most prestigious scholarship programs, we regret that no interviews will be scheduled outside this date range.|
|Mid-January, 2022||Status Update||Non-GA residents and GA residents attending high school outside of Georgia will be notified of their semifinalist status via the admission portal.|
|Late January, 2022||Semifinalist Interviews||All non-Georgia applicants who advance to the semifinalist stage must participate in a virtually, asynchronous interview during this timeframe. In keeping with best practices of the nation's most prestigious scholarship programs, we regret that no interviews will be scheduled outside this date range.|
|March 11-12, 2022||Scholars Weekend Activities||Students who are named as finalists in late January (GA residents) or early February (non-GA residents), will be invited to attend Scholars Weekend on Georgia Tech’s campus, March 11-12, 2022. Attendance at all Scholars Weekend activities is required for a finalist to continue as a candidate in the selection process. We anticipate offering Stamps President’s Scholarship (SPS) awards to 40 finalists and the Gold Scholarship awards to the remaining 60 finalists.|
About 20,000 high school seniors apply for admission by the early action deadline each year (the deadline is October 18 for GA residents and November 1 for non-GA residents), and 325 of those admitted will be selected as semifinalists for the Stamps President’s and Gold Scholarships. The semifinalist pool will participate in a virtual, asynchronous interview. All semifinalists will also be asked to submit additional documentation, including a resume.
Around 100 finalists will be named in February and invited to participate in Scholars Weekend in March for additional activities and interviews. Those finalists who choose to attend Georgia Tech the next fall will join the Office of Special Scholarships community as either a Stamps President’s Scholar or a Gold Scholar.
A Stamps President’s Scholarship (SPS) comprises all tuition and fees, covering meals, housing, and funds for personal expenses and books. Also included is $12,000 over four years toward enrichment activities including academically oriented international travel and unpaid research or internships, plus an eight-day outdoor leadership trip your first year. SPSs also receive a $1,100 stipend for the purchase of a laptop. For in-state students, part of this is expected to be the Zell Miller/HOPE Scholarship provided by the State of Georgia. For out-of-state students, this includes a tuition waiver, which reduces the cost of tuition to the same as that of an in-state student. View the estimated Cost of Attendance.
You must apply for admission to the Institute by the early action deadline. For Georgia residents the date is October 18. For Non-Georgia residents the date is November 1.
No, just apply to Georgia Tech before the early action application deadline.
However, please note that if you should advance in the selection process, you will be required to participate in semifinal interviews in late December – early January if you are a GA resident, or in late January if you are a non-GA resident. In keeping with the best practices of the nation's most prestigious scholarship programs, we regret that no interviews will be scheduled on alternate dates. If you should become a finalist, you must participate in ALL activities all day Friday and Saturday, March 11-12, 2022. Again, we regret that no interviews will be scheduled on alternate dates.
No, Georgia Tech and the Stamps President's Scholars/Gold Scholars Program do not offer an early decision option. The early action admission due date simply allows for consideration of your application in the scholarship competition. Early submission of an admission application in no way binds you to attend GT, if accepted. You will have until May 1 to choose to enroll at Tech and accept the Stamps President’s Scholarship, if selected.
Because the Stamps President's Scholars/Gold Scholars Programs are so highly sought after, we will not allow students to reschedule interviews when they have conflicts unless it is for a documented hospitalization or the funeral of an immediate member of their household. Students must simply make the difficult choice to prioritize their interview or the competing opportunity first. In the case of a student withdrawing due to a conflict, we will often open up a coveted semifinalist or finalist space to another deserving candidate. Semifinalist virtual, asynchronous interviews must be completed in late December – early January if you are a GA resident, or in late January if you are a non-GA resident. Scholars Weekend activities and interviews will take place March 11-12, 2022. Finalists must be present for ALL Scholars Weekend activities to receive the SPS or GS award. In keeping with best practices of the nation's most prestigious scholarship programs, we regret that no interviews will be scheduled on alternate dates.
There is no hard and fast last date for taking the test. Instead, we encourage you to have your scores reported to Georgia Tech at the time you take either test. Please know that we only review your best ACT and/or SAT subscores, so you should not be concerned about reporting scores directly from ACT or the College Board at the time you take the test. If you have further questions about timing, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
No, there is not definite cut-off for test scores or GPA, although the SAT and ACT middle-50% range for semifinalists is on average 1450 - 1560 and 33 - 35, respectively.
No, SAT subject test scores are used only for course placement after you enroll.
Only potential, new first-year students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or citizens of the United Kingdom are eligible.
Semifinalists will be chosen after students are admitted early action to Georgia Tech. GA resident early action applicants for admission will receive notification online of their progress in the selection process in mid-December. All non-GA resident early action applicants for admission will receive notification online of their progress in the selection process in mid-January. See Scholarship Calendar above.