FAQs

1. Will I receive an acceptance or deny letter?
All letters will be sent out electronically by late February.

2. Do you have a waitlist and how will I know if I'm placed on the list and other information I may need to know?
A. Yes, we have a wait list.
B. You will be notified in mid-March if you are on the waitlist.
C. We are not able to accept every student who is capable of being successful in our program due to our incoming class size. Each year some students who are offered admission do not accept their space. If we do not meet our class goal, we will evaluate our waitlist to fill our class.
D. Students who are offered a place on the waitlist may choose or not to accept being placed on the list. Those who accept their space are those we consider "on the waitlist." You must choose whether or not to accept your place by April 7th. Instructions will be provided on your notification letter. If we get no response by the April 7th deadline then we will not consider your application.

3. If I receive an offer letter when is the deadline to accept/deny?
The deadline is April 15th. There are no extensions beyond April 15th.

4. What if I cannot attend the fall class after accepting?
If you cannot attend you can request a one (1) year deferral. The deferral is only good for one year.

5. After attending fall semester and if I have to sit out for spring semester can I make up my classes and still graduate at the end of the one year?
No, you cannot. The classes are a consecutive 12 month program.

6. Do I get to take any electives?
Yes, you must take two (2) electives at the graduate level in the spring semester that are three 3 credit hours each.

7. When are all my documents due (transcripts, GRE Scores, letters, etc.)?
All documents are due by the December 31 deadline. Please NOTE: if you are only missing one or two documents then we will give you until January 15th to have all required Georgia Tech Admission documents submitted.

8. Where do I send Electronic Transcripts?
Please send them to transcripts@grad.gatech.edu

9. Can I transfer into the MBID program?
No, all classes must be started in the fall and is completed at the end of July the following year.

10. How do I apply for the MBID Program?
You must apply online at www.grad.gatech.edu/apply.

11. I still have documents to upload what must I do?
You will need to mail the documents to the Office of Graduate Studies at the following address. Please DO NOT MAIL THE DOCUMENTS TO THE MBID Program:
Graduate Studies
Georgia Institute of Technology
631 Cherry Street, Room 318
Atlanta, GA 30332-0321

12. How can I tell if I run out of characters in my application?
In each section of the application that has a character limit you will be able see how many character are left. If you go over your character limit the Admissions Office will not be able to see your limit information.

13. Is there an application fee and is it refundable. If I'm not accepted?
Yes, there is an application fee and it is not refundable. You will be able to pay via credit card when you apply online.

14. What degree must I have to apply for the MBID program?
You must have at least a Bachelor's degree.

15. What if I will receive my Bachelor's degree in May but have been accepted into the program?
You will need to leave the degree field blank and submit your official transcript ASAP upon graduation to the Graduate Studies Office.
Graduate Studies
Georgia Institute of Technology
631 Cherry Street, Room 318
Atlanta, GA 30332-0321

16. I'm an International student and do not have a Social Security Card what do I enter?
You will need to leave the Social Security number field blank.

17. How much does the MBID program cost?
We do not know the costs until the fall of the year as some years we may have an increase. However, if you use the link below it will give the current tuition rate and fees http://www.bursar.gatech.edu/content/tuition-fees

18. How do I apply for Financial Aid?
Please visit the Graduate Studies website at http://www.gradadmiss.gatech.edu/paying-for-grad-school where it will provide information on financial aid assistance for US citizens and International students.