Georgia Tech considers you an international applicant if you are neither a U.S. citizen nor a U.S. permanent resident, even if you currently reside in the U.S under a non-immigrant visa. Since the program is 100% online, international students admitted to the program will not be offered visas. International students do not require U.S. residency to enroll in the program. All applicants residing within the U.S. must satisfy the lawful presence requirement.
The admissions criteria applied in evaluating international applicants are the same as those for U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents. All application materials, including transcripts and recommendations, must be submitted in English in addition to their native language (if not originally in English). All applicants must satisfy the English Language Proficiency requirement of admission to Georgia Tech. If an international applicant is using a TOEFL or IELTS score to satisfy this requirement, please note that admission to this degree requires the minimum scores outlined below.
Georgia Tech requires that all applicants demonstrate proof of English language proficiency. Listed below are the ways that this requirement can be satisfied:
- U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents can submit Lawful Presence documents
- International applicants can:
- provide proof of citizenship from an approved country listed here
- provide a transcript from a regionally accredited university or college located in the United States reflecting a minimum of one academic year (3 quarters or 2 semesters) of full-time enrollment
- provide a transcript from a university or college located in one of these listed countries reflecting a minimum of one academic year (3 quarters or 2 semesters) of full-time enrollment
- Applicants not meeting any of the above criteria who studied at a school where the language of instruction is English but the country in which the school is located is not listed here are required to submit acceptable standardized test scores as outlined below.
If you do not meet any of the above listed criteria, you will be required to submit a standardized test score to satisfy the English Language Proficiency requirement.
Our program-specific accepted tests and minimum score requirement for admission are listed below. Please note that meeting Georgia Tech’s minimum score does not guarantee admission since some programs (such as this one) have higher score requirements.
- Official IELTS Academic test score (send scores to Georgia Institute of Technology, "Graduate")
- IELTS ≥ 7.5 overall (with a minimum band score for Reading, Listening, and Speaking of 6.5; minimum band score for Writing is 6.0)
- Official internet based (iBT) TOEFL score (send scores to Georgia Institute of Technology, "Graduate", institute code 5248)
- TOEFL iBT ≥ 100 overall (with each section also scoring 20 or higher)
We recommend that you achieve acceptable scores prior to submitting your application. Scores must be no more than two years old on the day you are scheduled to begin your graduate studies. Failure to satisfy the English Language Proficiency requirement will impact our ability to review an application.
All applicants to the OMS Analytics Program must hold a U.S. bachelor's degree or international 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.
Georgia Tech does not accept any private evaluation of academic documents, such as those provided by companies like WES. Official transcripts and degree documents should be submitted at the time of application, but unofficial scans uploaded to your application are acceptable for the sake of admission consideration. Official copies can then be provided to us upon an offer of admission, as required.
Georgia Tech requires the following documents from international applicants:
- Official native-language transcripts from every college/university attended for credit, even if that credit wasn’t earned or was transferred to another school
- Official English translation of the native language transcript
- Official native language degree documents
- Official English translation of the native language degree document