How to Get into Georgia Tech

Recorded Friday, February 5 at 01:00 AM

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Georgia Institute of Technology | Georgia Tech

Atlanta, GA

One of the top public schools in the country, the Georgia Institute of Technology is particularly renowned for its engineering and computer science programs.

Join Elias as he breaks down Georgia Tech's admissions process, discussing what it takes to get in. He'll describe the kind of academics and extracurricular achievements, tests scores, and grades you'll need to maximize your chances of acceptance, and he'll give a detailed breakdown of Georgia Tech's current student body.

School information

Georgia Institute of Technology | Georgia Tech

Atlanta, GA
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

Audience questions

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9:30@yuki_05:what's the difference between early action 1 and 2?
9:32@anonymous:Hey, love it so far! Still recovering from the pun...
11:42@anonymous:Does each school in Georgia Tech have a different acceptance rate?
11:56@yuki_05:would the major of civil engineering be a part of the college of design or the college of engineering?
13:40@anonymous:Where would UX Design be?
14:43@Ruthvik1246:Is pre-med available? Is so, would it come under college of sciences?
15:09@anonymous:Boot camp?
19:07@anonymous:What's a legacy student?
20:24@anonymous:Thank you
20:54@yuki_05:if we are a student in georgia and we apply with early action 1, when will we know if we are accepted or not?
21:17@anonymous:How common is double majoring?
42:47@Ruthvik1246:You're not :/
44:41@anonymous:Does taking GT Math (dual enrollment course) help your chances of admission?
48:00@anonymous:Does applying for early action boost your chances of admission?
49:58@anonymous:Priya will the video be available later
63:04@anonymous:Does applying early action increase your chances of being accepted?
63:50@yuki_05:is my 3.7 unweighted gpa good for ga tech and similar schools?
64:39@anonymous:do you have any advice when requesting letters of rec from professors?
65:18@anonymous:Is it harder to get in as an International student than an out-of-state student?
65:40@anonymous:If we study in another calendar and end our senior year on December when should we apply
66:55@yuki_05:i've heard something about early decision. is that a thing at tech?
67:22@yuki_05:what is early decision and is there early decision at ga tech?
67:28@anonymous:Are ACT/SAT requirements applicable to transfer students?
68:14@anonymous:What if we had a slightly negative trajectory due to other circumstances but we originally had a 4.0? Do you think admissions committees will be more lenient with GPA this admissions cycle due to the pandemic?
69:43@anonymous:For transfer after first year from another US institute will the essays be similar
70:35@yuki_05:i plan on doing either civil or environmental engineering in college, and i remember you said that it is good to have extracurriculars related to the major you want, but there is probably only one club at my school related to that. however, i am in several clubs and have officer positions. any advice?
72:29@anonymous:Does National Merit affect admission or tuition rates?
73:28@anonymous: Could we recycle our original "creative" common app essay and use as the "transfer" question? or should we rewrite it completely? If so, do you have any advice on writing the transfer essay?
76:02@anonymous:Does taking GT Math (dual enrollment course) help your chances of admission?
77:00@anonymous:Will this video be available later? It’s freezing a lot for me
77:41@yuki_05:gt math is georgia tech math. will taking georgia tech's math de class be more beneficial than taking other community college de courses?


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