What is required to apply for the QCF program?

  • Online application found by accessing: http://www.grad.gatech.edu/apply-now
  • Statement of Purpose and short-answer questions
  • Unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application (official copies may be required if admitted)
  • GRE or GMAT* score (waived for candidates with a 4-year undergraduate degree in the US with a GPA >=3.7 or with a PhD degree)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency Test score (TOEFL or IELTS accepted only) if applicable
*All applicants planning to apply with a GMAT score must do so through the College of Business.

What is the application fee?

  • Domestic applicants: $75
  • International applicants: $85

What are the application deadlines?

  • Spring
    • Sept. 1st
  • Fall
    • Oct, 15th - Early Round
    • Jan. 15th - Standard deadline
    • March 15th - Final deadline for international students outside the US
    • May 1st - Final deadline for US Citizens, Permanent Residents of the US and International students currently in the US

Is there a difference based on the home unit through which you apply?

No - All students have access to the same classes/services and the home unit does not reflect on the transcript or diploma. The only difference is if you plan to apply with a GMAT score; the College of Business is the only unit set up to accept GMAT scores. All three are set up to accept the GRE.

How can I check the status of my application?

The confirmation email  you receive after you submit your application contains a link to your Application Status Portal.  All updates regarding your admissions process will be posted here.

Do you accept WES evaluations?

No. We do not accept WES evaluations. If you completed your education outside of the United States, we highly recommend using one of the three Georgia Tech approved credential evaluation services: IEE(link is external)Educational Perspectives(link is external), or SpanTran Pathways(link is external). This will significantly speed up the verification process if admitted to the program and allow us to proceed with issuance of the I-20 document much more quickly. Should you choose not to use one of these 3 approved evaluation services, our Graduate Studies' Office will do the evaluation in-house, but this may result in a slower institute verification if admitted.

What are the minimum GMAT/GRE/GPA requirements?

We do not have minimum GPA or test score requirements, rather we will take a holistic approach when reviewing applications. Due to the quantitative nature of the course work in the program, stronger emphasis will be placed on the quantitative scores of the GRE/GMAT exams and the quantitative academic course work completed from your previous institutions attended.

What is the institute code for the GRE & TOEFL exams?

The institute code for the GRE and TOEFL is 5248. You do not have to specify a department code.

What is the institute code for the GMAT exam?

The institute code for the GMAT is HWK-54-37. You do not have to specify a department code.

Can I waive the GRE or GMAT?

Candidates with a 3.7 GPA or above who hold a 4-year degree from the United States or a PhD degree may waive the GRE/GMAT requirement.

Do I have to submit official GRE or GMAT scores?

Yes. While we can use the unofficial scores to evaluate your application, we will require receipt of the official test scores before we will be able to make an offer of admission. GRE or GMAT scores are considered valid if taken within the past 5 years. If it has been more than 5 years since you have taken the exam, you will have to retake it.

Is work experience required?

Full-time professional work experience is not required to be considered for admission to the program. It is strongly preferred, however, that candidates have some internship experience prior to applying.

Are there any educational pre-requisites that must be satisfied prior to joining the program?

  • All applicants for the program must have received a US equivalent (4-year) Bachelor's degree.
  • All applicants must also demonstrate through their transcripts that they have a strong quantitative background, including most of the following: differential and integral calculus of one variable, multivariate calculus, fundamentals of liner algebra and linear systems of equations, differential equations, and probability and statistics. We also prefer that candidates have some programming experience, preferably Python, R, or C++

Is there an interview?

Competitive candidates will be invited for a behavioral interview.

How long will it be before I get my official decision?

We try to do our very best to have decisions released within 4-6 weeks of the sping deadline and 8-12 weeks of the standard round deadline. Ours is a very thorough review process and we sincerely appreciate your patience as we work through the review process.