Students at the Language Institute

The Georgia Tech Language Institute

Established in 1958, the Language Institute helps international students, professionals, and visitors improve their English proficiency. Find out more about our full- and part-time English as a second language programs.

Learn about the Language Institute and Georgia Tech policies that you will need to know while you are here with the Georgia Tech Language Institute Handbook. The handbook also provides information about living in Atlanta.

Welcome to the Georgia Tech Language Institute!


Registration Information


New Student Registration

New IEP student registration for Fall 2 will begin on Thursday, October 16. See the video below for more information.


If you missed the new student orientation meeting, click here to see the PowerPoint slides for it.


  • Insurance Cards and Medical Holds
    All new students should come to the front desk to pick up their insurance cards and make appointments at the Student Health Center with Linda, Adria or Leah. As of Week 5 of the Intensive English Program, all students who have not met the medical requirements for Georgia Tech are placed on hold! Please come to the front desk of the O’Keefe to review your medical data. DO NOT DELAY! DO IT TODAY!”

  • NEW STUDENTS: US Mailing Addresses Needed
    In order to maintain your F-1 status, you must provide your US mailing address, where you live here. If you have not yet done so, log on to Banner and update your address using the “Mailing Address” option in the drop down menu. For instructions on how to update your address, please click here, and read pages 7-11. Don’t forget to include your apartment number!

  • GT Campus Smoke- and Tobacco-Free
    Beginning October 1st, Georgia Tech will become a tobacco-free campus. This new campus-wide policy
    bans the use of all tobacco products on any college campuses in the state of Georgia. The use of cigarettes, chewing tobacco, as well as e-cigarettes, pipes, and hookahs are not permitted on campus by students, faculty and staff. Please move off-campus for these activities.

  • New Computer Support Fee
    All Language Institute students will be responsible for the Computer Support Fee of $55, effective beginning in the Fall 1 session. This fee will enable students to use any printer on GT campus with just a swipe of a buzz card and have access to computer maintenance and repair services for their personal computers or devices.

  • Transcripts and Certificates
    Students can pick up their transcripts and certificates from the previous session at the front desk in the O’Keefe Building.

  • Do you have IMMIGRATION QUESTIONS? Kate is now holding virtual office hours every Friday at 3:00 PM using Lync, Microsoft’s instant messaging/video platform! Click here for directions on how to log in and use Lync.

  • SEVIS Workshop Now Online
    The F-1 SEVIS workshop is now available online. Please click here for an audiovisual powerpoint presentation on how to maintain your F-1 status. All F-1 students are required to view this presentation. If you have any questions regarding the topics covered, please see Kate in room 108 during office hours.

  • Medical Holds
    Please check to make sure you have completed your medical requirements so that you do not have a medical hold placed on your account. You may check your status at
    Medical holds will result in the following situations:
           -You will not receive your Fall 2 2014 schedule.
           -You will not be able to attend any classes at the Language Institute.
           -Absences due to medical holds are not excused.
           -We cannot process any request for transcripts and certificates.
    If you have any questions about medical requirements or need to make an appointment formunizations,  please see Linda or Adria at the front desk in the O’Keefe Building before the start of Summer Session.

  • Transfer Policy
    In order to transfer to a new school, go to the front desk and request a Transfer Out Form. Complete the form and give it and your acceptance letter to Kate. She will set your SEVIS record up to transfer. She cannot transfer your SEVIS record before the current session ends. If you plan to travel outside the U.S. before your next program begins, you can contact your new school on or after your current session's end date for your new I-20. You must complete your transfer within 60 days of the end of your current session. In addition, you must begin your new program at the next available start date or within five months. If your new program will begin after five months, you will need to request a new SEVIS record from your new school. Then, you will need to leave the US and re-enter on your new I-20.

  • Looking for a Conversation Partner?
    Meet GT students and alumni who want to practice their language skills or learn about other cultures.  Find a language partner!

  • GT App for iPhone Users
    For everything you need to know about Georgia Tech at your finger-tips, go to the app store and download GT Buzz. The app will connect you to the GT calendar, campus map, stinger and trolley schedules, the student newspaper, athletics, T-Square, Buzzport, Oscar, Campus Recreation Center, the Library, GT directory, campus police and much more. It’s free and easy to use.

  • Language Institute Newsletter
    Check out the Language Institute's latest newsletter.