The Language Institute's programs are not intended for complete beginners. Elementary level students must be able to speak, understand, write, and read simple English sentences before coming to the Language Institute. We expect all participants in our program to have at least the equivalent of two years of high school English.
The Language Institute does not normally require transcripts, diplomas or certificates from students outside the US. In some circumstances, we may request documentation of previous English study to determine if you can be successful in our program.
The minimum age for admission to the Intensive English Program is 18 years. Prospective students who are 17 years old may apply and be accepted by submitting aproving they have a responsible adult living in the metropolitan-Atlanta area who will be responsible for them and a , giving authorization to treat while the student attends Georgia Tech.
Transfer students are required to be in active status and to be in good academic standing at their current school (with a 2.0 or higher GPA) as well as attending class regularly in order to be admitted to the Language Institute. Transcripts are required from transfer students in order to prove current academic and attendance standing.
Please note that admission to the Language Institute is not the same as admission to Georgia Institute of Technology's regular degree programs. Contact the Georgia Tech undergraduate and graduate admission offices for more information on policies and requirements.
B-1 or B-2 (Tourist) and Other Visas
If you are in the United States on B-1 or B-2 (tourist) visas, you may not study in the Intensive English Program. If you are on an F-2 visa, you are allowed to take up to three classes in the Intensive English Program. If you hold a B-1, B-2, or F-2, you may also register for the following courses:
If you are participating in a government-sponsored program, you should apply through the normal process, as well as provide an original document describing the terms of your sponsored program. In some cases, you may not be required to pay the $100 application and $50 international mail fee because your sponsoring agency has agreed to pay these fees. If there is any question, you must pay these fees prior to the application being processed.