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Welcome to the Center of Campus

Welcome to the Center of Campus

We’ve learned that when you put a college filled with creative intellectuals in a culture of technology and innovation, you end up with the kind of design that can change the planet and the lives of everyone on it.

Many of our students had a hard time deciding between majoring in Engineering, Computing, or one of our design-centered majors. That’s not surprising because our academic programs are driven by evolving technology, enterprise, and social change. It's actually not so hard to combine these interests at Georgia Tech.

We engage in nutty, brainy problems like everyone else at Georgia Tech but we do it in a very specific way: we come up with solutions to complex issues through the design process, whether that’s Architecture, Industrial Design, or Music Technology. From the BeltLine, to astronaut suits, to robotic drumming arms. At Georgia Tech you see the future of environments and objects.

Pre-College Summer Programs

Our Pre-College programs are intensive, two-week workshops for high school students interested in architecture and industrial design. The dates for our 2022 Summer Programs will be announced soon.

Admissions Information

Undergraduate admissions are handled through the Georgia Tech Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Undergraduate admission decisions are not made by the College of Design or any of the schools.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements, Calendar and Deadlines

A portfolio is not a requirement for admission to the undergraduate program in Architecture or Industrial Design at Georgia Tech.

Apply Now as an Undergraduate

All graduate admissions are handled centrally through the Georgia Tech Office of Graduate Admissions.

Graduate Admission Requirements, Calendar and Deadlines

Apply Now as a Graduate

Transfer Students

A complete course transfer evaluation will be done when you have been accepted to Tech. The Institute will determine whether you have completed courses that transfer credit for design studio work or other architecture-related course work. You should provide course descriptions, syllabi, and a portfolio for review.

Prospective transfer students to any College of Design majors must speak with an academic advisor prior to applying to discuss the most appropriate semester for them to apply.

Our Academic Advisors

Robin Tucker or Nitra Wisdom in the School of Architecture

Laura Alger in the School of Building Construction

Johnny Sawyer  in the School of City & Regional Planning

Troy Whyte in the School of Industrial Design

Chris Moore in the School of Music

Financial Aid

Financial aid provides support for students to help meet the costs of obtaining a Georgia Tech education. There are a number of ways you can receive financial aid, including:

  • Scholarships & Grants
    Also known as “gift aid,” and include federal, state, institutional and private aid. Funds come from several sources:
    • Federal (Pell grant, SEOG)
    • State (HOPE/Zell Miller scholarship)
    • Institutional
    • Private
  • Work Programs & Loans
    Known as “self-help aid,” this is provided by federal work-study programs and educational loans. Funds include the Federal Work Study Program and Education Loans.
  • Alternative Awards and Scholarships
    There are a number of alternative scholarships and awards available to student applicants.
  • Merit-Based Financial Aid
    Each school provides merit-based financial aid, which primarily includes fellowships, graduate research or teaching assistantships and co-ops.


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