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Non F-1 Student Orientation & Information

Please complete check-in online before attending orientation. Students are not allowed to attend classes without checking in online.

All Georgia Tech students must meet the university's immunization requirements. You should try to collect and bring as many of your immunization records as possible prior to arriving in Atlanta. All immunization records must have a doctor signature, official date of immunization, and official stamp. Bring all available immunization records with you to campus on the day of the Orientation with the Georgia Tech Certificate of Required Immunizations. A representative from the Stamps Health Center will review the records to determine if you are missing any required immunizations. If you need to take additional shots, the student medical insurance will cover 100% of the costs for shots taken at the Stamps Health Center.


Credit CardA 2.85% service fee will be charged during payment. Click Here for Instructions
Electronic Check/WebCheckThere is no fee to use this method of payment. However, a $30 fee will be assessed for a check that is returned by the bank due to insufficient funds or incorrect information.You will need the Account number and Routing number from your bank. Click Here for Instructions
International Credit/Debit Card or Wire TransferIf you will pay with an international credit/debit card or with an international wire transfer, you may pay using Flywire before or after you travel to Atlanta. Learn more about Flywire's Best Price Guarantee.
Sponsored StudentsIf your financial guarantee or other scholarship award letter has not been received by the Language Institute when classes begin, you will be required to pay a temporary $500 deposit in order to attend class until the financial guarantee is received.

Monday, August 21st
9:00 AMCheck In: Report to the O'Keefe Building (Location 151 6th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332-0374)
9:30 AM - 11:00 AMLanguage Institute Orientation
11:00 AM - 12:30 PMBuzzcard Office and Campus Tour


Our location: 151 6th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

There is no free parking at the Language Institute. If you are driving to the Institute and need to park your vehicle, you may pay to park at the Technology Square parking deck, located at 770 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308. The parking deck is a short walk from the Language Institute.

We encourage the use of public transportation. Georgia Tech offers a free campus shuttle to and from the Midtown MARTA station. The shuttle will take you to the corner of 5th and Techwood, one block from the Language Institute.


Additional Resources

UnitedHealthcare provides comprehensive medical insurance that is widely accepted at hospitals, emergency rooms and specialists in metro Atlanta.

For non F-1 students, the plan is optional with a different cost structure.

Housing in Atlanta

Start researching housing options before you arrive in the US. This will make your first few days in Atlanta less stressful.

Get ready for your arrival in Atlanta with the pre-arrival information packet. It outlines what you need to bring, how to travel from the airport, where to stay after you arrive, and other important information to help you have a successful start.

Complete a Change of Plan Form if you need to cancel or defer your enrollment to a later session.