What is required to apply for the QCF program?

  • The online application can be found by accessing: http://www.grad.gatech.edu/apply-now
  • Statement of Purpose and short-answer questions (Statement of purpose doesn't need to be more than a page and no more than two paragraphs for the in-app 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 Ph.D. degree)
  • Three letters of recommendation (minimum of 2 out of the 3 to have application forwarded to us from Grad Education)
  • 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: $95
  • International applicants: $105

What are the application deadlines for the 2024-2025 academic year?

The Georgia Tech graduate application will be down for maintenance from July 1 through July 21, 2024, to make critical updates to the system.

Spring 2025 

  • Standard Round - September 1st, 2024
  • Final Round - October 1st, 2024

Note - Application will officially close on October 15th

Fall 2025 

  • Early Round - October 15th, 2024
  • Standard Round - December 31st, 2024 (The deadline passed but was extended from the original 12/5)
  • Final Round (International candidates outside the US) - March 15th, 2025
  • Final Round (US Citizens/Permanent Residents and International Students currently in the US) - May. 1st, 2025

Note - Application will officially close May 15th

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

No - All students can access the same classes/services, and the home unit is not reflected 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). If admitted to the program, this will significantly speed up the verification process and allow us to issue the I-20 document much more quickly. Should you choose not to use one of these three approved evaluation services, our Graduate Studies Office will do the evaluation in-house, which 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, instead, we will take a holistic approach when reviewing applications. Due to the quantitative nature of the coursework in the program, stronger emphasis will be placed on the quantitative scores of the GRE/GMAT exams and the quantitative academic coursework 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 Ph.D. degree may waive the GRE/GMAT requirement.

Do I have to submit official GRE or GMAT scores?

Yes, unless you meet the waiver requirement mentioned above. While we can use the unofficial scores to evaluate your application, we will need to get the official test scores before we can offer admission. GRE or GMAT scores are considered valid if taken within the past five years. If it has been more than five years since you took the exam, you must retake it.

Is work experience required?

We understand that a large majority of our applicants are coming to us fresh out of undergrad so we do not require them to have full-time professional work experience to be considered for admission to the program. It is strongly preferred, however, that candidates have some internship experience (not necessarily related to the finance industry) before applying.

Are there any educational prerequisites that must be satisfied before 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 solid quantitative background, including the following: differential and integral calculus of one variable, multivariate calculus, fundamentals of linear 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 30-minute behavioral interview with the Associate Director via Zoom. 

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

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