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Information for Incoming Students

Information for Incoming Students

Congratulations on accepting your admission to the School of City and Regional Planning! We're thrilled to have you join us this fall.

On this page, you'll discover all the necessary resources to prepare yourself for the first day of class in August.

Please make sure you check your email regularly for updates and information from the School, including an invitation to our multi-modal admitted student open house.

Getting Started


New Student Checklist

Before you activate your account check out Georgia Tech's 2024 New Student Checklist.
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Activate Your Tech Account

This will give you access to your email and allow you to register for classes.

Fall 2024 Tuition & Fees

2024 tuition rates have not been released yet. Review the 2023 document for a reference.
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Advice From SCaRP Alumni

Read advice offered by alumni to incoming and current students.
  • Make note of these important dates. You can view the full academic calendar for Georgia Tech on the Registrar's website.
  • New student orientation:

    Graduate Georgia Tech Institute orientation - see GradExpo

    School of City and Reginal Planning course registration online info sessions - TBD, week of August 5-9

    School of City and Regional Planning on-campus orientation - tentative dates: August 15 & 16

  • First day of classes is Monday, August 19th, 2024.

To register for classes, you must complete your immunization forms. Stamps Health Services handles this process. We do not have any access to your health forms within the School. You will not be able to register for classes until immunization and student health forms are on file with the Student Health office.

All F-1 and J-1 visa holders and all students employed as Graduate Research Assistants, Graduate Teaching Assistants, or Graduate Student Assistants are required to have student health insurance. The cost of this insurance will be automatically charged to your student account in Fall (for Fall Semester) and in Spring (for the Spring/Summer semesters). Students who have an existing health insurance coverage that meets/exceeds insurance requirements can request an insurance waiver. Click on “Student Insurance” below for information regarding student health insurance and/or to request a waiver. The School of City & Regional Planning cannot provide any advice/guidance about student health insurance. 

Immunization Requirements Student Health Insurance

  • Electronic copy (preferred method)
  • Hard copy (only if transcripts cannot be sent electronically)
    • Mail: paper official transcripts can be sent directly by the institutions you have attended via mail delivery service or sent by you in the original, unopened, school-sealed envelope. Your full name must appear on the envelope along with your nine-digit Application Reference Number. 
    • In-person drop-off: you may physically bring your documents into our office for submission. The items must be in the original, unopened, school-sealed envelope they were issued in. We are located in the Savant Building. 
    • Mailing & physical address: 
      • Office of Graduate Education
        Georgia Institute of Technology
        631 Cherry Street, Room 301
        Atlanta, GA, 30332-0321

All academic documents received by Georgia Institute of Technology become property of the Institute. The Institute scans all transcripts and degree certificates into an electronic application file and destroys the paper copy shortly after that. We are unable to return any original or official academic documents to a student or applicant. 

Your I-20 will be initialized after you accept your offer of admission.  We start processing I-20s after March 15.

Carefully review the information that can be found on the Office of International Education webpage. On this page, you can find details about drop-in advising, E-form processing times, and other helpful resources. We recommend that you engage with the welcome series events and new international student resources, such as pre-arrival information sessions, etc. 

Please contact Georgia Tech Office of International Education if you have questions regarding documents and visa requirements for legal entry into and stay in the United States for the duration of your program. The School of City & Regional Planning cannot provide any advice/guidance about immigration and visa attainment-related issues.

This course forecast is designed to give students an idea of what are the School courses' offerings for the next two years. Please note this is a forecast, and actual course offerings may vary.


The Office of Disability Services collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to create a campus environment that is usable, equitable, sustainable, and inclusive of all members of the Georgia Tech community. 

Connecting with the Office of Disability Services to discuss educational barriers and reasonable accommodations is a simple process.

To register you will need to fill out an application in AIM, provide documentation that establishes disability status, and meet with a Disability Service Coordinator to develop an accommodation plan.

We are currently working on the schedule of events for the Fall 2024 new student orientation and will update this section accordingly. For now, please take note of these dates and resources:

  • Georgia Tech Office of Graduate Education Institute-wide orientation: see GradExpo

  • School of City and Regional Planning course registration online info sessions: TBD, week of August 5-9

  • Georgia Tech Fall 2024 course registration for incoming students: August 12 - August 23; Click here for course registration guides and assistance.

  • School of City and Regional Planning on-campus orientation - tentative dates: August 15 & 16


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