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Information for Accepted Students

Information for Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the School of City and Regional Planning!

This webpage contains resources to assist you as you prepare to commence your studies at the School of City and Regional Planning. The page will be updated with new information as it becomes available, so keep checking back throughout the summer.

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Fall 2023 Tuition & Fees

Fall 2023 semester tuition & fees have not yet been released. Please review our Fall 2022 document as a reference.

Grad Guide

A guidebook to Georgia Tech’s policies, requirements, & resources

Student Ambassadors

Would you like to ask a student questions about attending Georgia Tech for graduate school? You are more than welcome to reach out to any of our 2023 Student Ambassadors with additional questions.

Meet our Faculty

Faculty of the School of City and Regional Planning are committed to advancing scholarship, research, and creative practices that enact needed change to advance sustainable and just communities. 

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Meet our Staff

Have questions? Our staff should be able to point you in the right direction!

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Anna Traykova, Academic Advisor II

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Sei Yoshioka-Cefalo, Ass. Dir. Admin. Operations

Important Dates to Know

Make note of these important dates. You can view the full academic calendar for Georgia Tech on the Registrar's website.

March 17 - March 26, 2023

Self-Paced Open House Materials

March 27-28, 2023

Virtual Open House

for Fall 2023 Admitted Students

Recordings are available below.

Fall 2023 Graduate Institute Orientation

Optional virtual and in-person orientation sessions facilitated by Office of Graduate Studies.
April 7, 2023

On-Campus Open House

August 14, 2023

Course registration for Fall 2023 begins

Registration Assistance link below

New GRA Onboarding

More to come from Sei Yoshioka-Cefalo

August 17-18, 2023

New Student Orientation

Attendance is required

August 21, 2023

First Day of Fall 2023 Semester Classes

All classes will be in-person on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta. Refer to the official Institute Academic Calendar below.

Healthcare and Mandatory Graduate Insurance

In order 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 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 pertaining to student health insurance. Please contact Stamps Health Services Insurance Coordinator, Jennifer White at: 404- 894-0633 with any questions regarding student health insurance and/or the waiver process.

International Students

I-20s will start getting processed after late April 2023. Please contact Anna Traykova (anna.traykova@design.gatech.edu) with any questions. 

Please contact Georgia Tech Office of International Education 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 pertaining to immigration and visa attainment-related issues.


SCaRP Sample Course Syllabi

CP 6012 - Theory and History of Planning

Examines theories of planning and the public interest. Considers the historical development of the planning profession.

CP 6016 - Growth Management Law

Focuses on managing development to achieve desired outcomes for the economy, society, and the environment.

CP 6025 - Advanced Planning Methods

Analytical methods in planning including inferential statistics, linear regression, and analysis of variance and application.

CP 6031 - Economic Analysis Planning

Applications of economic principles to planning, including market theory, public goods, externalities, and project economics.

CP 6514 - Introduction to GIS

This course introduces students to spatial analysis using GIS and introduces software design and geographic data.

CP 6521- Advanced GIS

Primary objective of the course is to build on intro GIS and expose students to various advanced GIS analysis topics

CP 8883 - Introduction to Urban Analytics

The main objective of this course is for students to master important theories and concepts in the field of urban analytics

CP 6552 - Design of Smart Urban Systems

This course introduces students to smart urban system designs that is prevalent in today's pressing issues

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Please refer to this page here https://grad.gatech.edu/faq/knowledgebase.php?category=2 for more FAQs that are already answered by Georgia Tech’s Graduate Education. If you can’t find any answer, please reach out to one of our Student Ambassadors or SCaRP’s staff!

  1. The School solicited informal advice from current SCaRP Masters and PhD students about finding accommodation in Atlanta. Please refer to the document here.
  2. Join our 'SCaRP Admitted Students' Slack channel here to get answers from our Student Ambassadors and staff.

  3. Pre-Arrival Webinar for OIE (Unofficial Screenshots here)
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