Georgia Tech does not require interviews for admission. However, we encourage you to come visit our campus and learn more about our programs. Our Admissions Office offers daily tours and information sessions that will give you a great overview of what Georgia Tech has to offer.
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Here are some answers to common questions we’ve been receiving from applicants:
Does Georgia Tech require interviews?
No, we do not require interviews for admission. If you have additional questions, please contact us at [email protected]
What is the Georgia Tech interview process?
The Georgia Tech interview process is designed to help you learn more about our community and whether Georgia Tech is the right fit for you. Our goal is to get to know you better as a person and to give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about Georgia Tech. We do not require interviews for admission, however, strongly encouraged.
How to prepare for your interviews
No matter what kind of interview you encounter, there are a few tried and true pieces of advice that will help you prepare. First, do your research. That means not only learning about the company or school, but also taking the time to brush up on your interview skills. In addition, be sure to practice your responses to common interview questions. Finally, don’t forget to dress for success and arrive early for your interviews.
What to expect during your interviews
Most programs at Georgia Tech require at least one interview as part of the admissions process. Your interview may be conducted by an admissions officer, a member of the faculty, or a current student. The purpose of the interview is to get to know you as an individual and to assess your potential for success at Georgia Tech.
You may be asked about your interests, experiences, and motivation for pursuing a degree at Georgia Tech. You may also be asked to discuss your academic record or standardized test scores. We encourage you to be prepared to talk about anything that is important to you and that will help us get to know you better.
The interview format varies by program, but most interviews last about 30 minutes. Some programs offer group interviews, while others offer one-on-one interviews. You will be notified in advance if your interview will be conducted in person or via Skype.
You will receive instructions from your program on how to schedule your interview. Please reach out to your program if you have any questions about the interview process.
What are the benefits of interviewing at Georgia Tech?
Georgia Tech requires interviews for some of its programs. The benefits of interviewing are that potential students can learn more about the school and their potential program of study. Additionally, it allows the school to getting to know the student on a more personal level.
How to make the most of your interviews
Although some schools have shifted to a completely virtual interview format, many still offer in-person interviews. Even if your school doesn’t require an interview, it’s always a good idea to sign up for one. Here are some tips to make the most of your interviews:
Be on time (or early!)
First impressions matter, so be sure to show up on time (or even better, early) for your interview. This shows that you’re respectful of other people’s time and that you’re organized and capable of being punctual.
Dress the part
Your interview is an opportunity to show the admissions committee that you’re a professional. Be sure to dress in business attire – a suit or dress shirt and trousers for women, and a suit or dress shirt and trousers or khakis for men. Avoid wearing jeans, T-shirts, or anything else that’s too casual.
The best way to prepare for your interview is to do your research beforehand. Learn as much as you can about the school and the program you’re applying to. This will help you ask informed questions and demonstrate your interest in the school. Also take some time to review common interview questions so you can practice your answers ahead of time.
Your interview is also an opportunity for the admissions committee to get to know you as a person. Be honest and authentic in your answers, and let your personality shine through. The admissions committee wants to see if you’re a good fit for their school, so make sure they see the real you!
Based on our research, Georgia Tech does not require interviews for admission. Although we encourage you to interview if possible, it is not required and will not impact your admission decision.