B.S. Music Technology: New major at Georgia Tech

GT Minute – April 2016

Greetings from Atlanta! In keeping true to the GT “Minute,” I’ll keep it short, with just three key items for you.

As we approach the May 1 National Deposit Deadline, we are starting to see the Class of 2020 take shape. Just over 2,200 students accepted a place on our wait list. Because we do not expect any movement until after May 1, students should consider to deposit elsewhere. You can find more on wait list tips here.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the admission counselor for your area.

Go Jackets!

Rick Clark
Director of Undergraduate Admission

Featured Freshmen

When you are describing “who will thrive at Georgia Tech” to your students, we hope these profiles of current freshmen will help. Georgia Tech students are deeply committed to our motto of “Progress and Service,” and that’s evident in these videos and photos. Many are multilingual, one is the world’s youngest female monster truck driver, another has already won an Emmy Award, and most are champions of philanthropy and innovation.

That’s What I Would Tell Them

We get it. The college process can be stressful and, at times, bewildering. We love how this article captures what college admission officers tell their own children going through high school and, ultimately, the college application process. They are all great, but we are partial to No. 8: Laura Simmons, one of our assistant directors and an admissions veteran, shares excellent insight and practical tips based on her family experience.

New Major at Tech!

It is possible to be a musician, artist, inventor, and engineer all in one. Georgia Tech’s newest major, the Bachelor of Science in Music Technology, encourages just that. This program provides the interconnectivity between music and the engineering disciplines for which Georgia Tech is known. Music technology is an industry with projected growth rates of 225% nationally and 250% in Georgia over the next five to seven years. In addition, it receives more NSF grant money than many top 10 programs. Over the next four years, the program hopes to grow to 60 undergraduate students. The program will be the first to require a portfolio and faculty review as part of the 2017 application process.

Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Atlanta, GA 30332-0320
ph: 404.894.4154

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