Eligibility & Process

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Avoid the headache of traffic - sleep-in and return to your room multiple times during the day all while living around your friends. There are so many reasons to live on-campus, and we are glad you are considering staying with us. 

Before submitting your application, carefully read the deadlines, eligibility requirements, and process below.

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Eligibility Requirements for GT Housing

  • The terms "residents", "residence hall", "housing", and "on-campus" refer to all Georgia Tech Department of Housing residence halls or their occupants. They do not include individual Greek houses on the Georgia Tech campus utilized by fraternities and sororities.
  • All applicants must have been accepted to Georgia Tech and accepted their offer of admission before they can apply for Georgia Tech Housing.
  • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age on the date of application for Georgia Tech Housing.
  • Applicants over 29 years of age must work with the Department of Housing to find the best living situation. The average age of graduate students who live in Georgia Tech on-campus housing is 24.
  • Residents must be enrolled for 9 credit hours in both the fall and spring semester to maintain eligibility. During summer sessions, 3 credit hours must be maintained.
    • Spring semester residents who have applied and received a reserved room for the upcoming fall semester may apply to live on-campus for the intermediate summer semester whether enrolled in classes or not.
  • The Freshman Experience Program and its related traditional residence halls are reserved exclusively for first-time college-enrolled students.
  • Undergraduate apartments are reserved for second-year and older students, based on matriculation date at Georgia Tech.
  • Family Housing (Tenth & Home) applicants must be currently enrolled or admitted to Georgia Tech for the semester housing is requested; be married and/or a single parent (have legal custody of a dependent child, or children) or have a domestic partnership verified by the Office of the Dean of Students; be a single graduate student. We do not provide housing for faculty or staff and/or their families.

Application Process

All housing applicants:

  • will be charged a one-time $80 application fee.
  • are responsible for the Academic Year or Spring only housing prepayment which is $600, and the summer prepayment is $300. This prepayment is applied to the semester rent.

Specific assignment is contingent upon availability and is NOT GUARANTEED. If a desired space is not available, the student will be assigned the next available space. Contracts are NOT terminated if desired space or style is unavailable.

New Students

 

New Freshmen and Transfer

Once you have secured your spot at Georgia Tech by confirming your intent to enroll and paying the $250 enrollment deposit via ePay you can begin the process of applying for on-campus housing by clicking on “My Housing”.

New Freshmen, Transfer, and Graduates

All students seeking on-campus housing for must first submit their housing prepayment, then complete the online application. This housing prepayment – less a one-time, nonrefundable $80 application fee – will apply toward rent for the first semester. New freshmen and transfer students who submit the prepayment and signed application by May 1 are guaranteed housing for their first year. New graduates must complete the application process by June 1 to be guaranteed housing.

When completing the application, students can make roommate preference selections. If you don't know who you would like to live with, our housing application has a roommate finder. Room Selection Numbers for assignment purposes are based on the date and time that the housing contract is accepted. The earlier you apply increases your chances of getting the room of your choice!

Returning Students

Returning students who apply for academic year, spring, or summer housing before the guaranteed deadlines are guaranteed housing and will be given a room selection number. The room selection numbers will be sorted by and within class status according to the number of credit hours earned at Georgia Tech at the end of the previous fall semester. The lower the room selection number, the better. Rising second-year students’ room selection numbers begin after the upper-class students’ room selection numbers.

A rising second-year student is a freshman who enrolled at Georgia Tech in summer or fall of the academic previous year. You are considered a rising second-year student even if your class status is sophomore, junior, or senior due to your AP credit hours.

Family-Monthly Students

Assignment priority is based on the date and time that the housing contract is accepted within order of the following categories; students with children (married or un-married), then students with spouse or domestic partner, then single graduate students. There is no guaranteed deadline. A qualified student for whom space is not available will be placed on a waiting list and notified of his/her status. Families with three or four members will be assigned a two-bedroom apartment. No more than four persons may reside in a two-bedroom apartment.

Supporting documents may be directly uploaded to the housing application. All documents must be in English. If originally in another language the document must be translated to English by a certified translator.

Step 2: Make a Pre-Payment

You will need to either make a $600 prepayment or, if you are a returning student you may choose to accept a delay of prepayment. If your expected family contribution is $18,000 or less according to your financial aid records or if you are a President’s Scholar, Tech Promise, or student staff member, your delay of prepayment is automatically assessed when you apply online.

To make your prepayment be sure to select the eDeposits tab on the navigation bar of the ePay page. Select the term for which you wish to make your housing prepayment.

To complete the payment page, you will be asked to accept the Application Cancellation Penalty Schedule. Penalties will be assessed to your student account if you cancel.

Step 3: Complete Application

Accept Contract

Carefully read and accept the contract electronically. An application is considered complete after you accept the contract. Penalties will be assessed after this step.

Contact Phone Number

It is to your advantage to list your best contact phone number or cell phone number so we can contact you quickly in case we have questions about your application/room assignment.

Family Housing: Once you have completed the online application with your supporting documentation, the Department of Housing will e-mail you.

Roommate Preferences

SEARCH BY “ADD KNOWN ROOMMATES”
If you would like to request a specific roommate, you can add that person to your application by entering ALL of the following: gtID#, Last Name, First Name.

SEARCH BY “PROFILE” OR “BROWSE MATCHING”

If you do not have a specific person in mind, you can compare profiles and find new potential roommates based on how they match your profile; the system can give you a listing of potential roommates from which to choose. You can then contact any potential roommates by email using your screen name on this step.

Roommate request(s) can be updated until you self-assign or, if you are in a program, until an assignment is made for you.

When you are accepted as a requested roommate, or your request for a roommate has been accepted or rejected, the system will send you an email inviting you to return to the portal to review and update your roommate selection(s).

To be eligible for an assignment together, you must have either requested someone who accepted your request or accepted someone who requested you. 

Room Search & Assign

Students who apply by the guaranteed housing deadline will receive a Room Selection Number and timeslot to self-assign to a room. If you have an “accepted” roommate(s), the student with the earliest room selection timeslot will use his or her timeslot to self-assign and place any “accepted” roommate(s) in the room, also. We recommend requesting and accepting all potential roommates before the room selection process begins.

Please be courteous to fellow students and DO NOT login to My Housing before your timeslot to avoid overloading the server.

Once you have an assignment you can delete that room assignment and reassign to another room until self-assign is closed. Deleting your assignment will also delete the assignment for any roommate(s) that you assigned.

Georgia Institute of Technology Department of Housing reserves the right to reassign students for the purpose of consolidation

PLEASE NOTE: If you fail to self-assign for the Department of Housing will make your room assignment based on availability.

Student Groups

Instructions for Athlete Housing

If you are living in student athlete housing, you should see only the steps listed below. If you see additional steps, please contact Delvin Jones at 404-894-5439.

  • Welcome
  • Pay or Delay of Prepayment (accept penalty schedule)
  • Accept Contract
  • Contact Phone Number

Your coach will provide GT Housing with your room assignment.

Instructions for Staff Members

Please do not apply for housing until you are notified whether you have or have not been offered a staff position. After you accept your position, you will receive an email letting you know that you can apply for housing. You should see only the steps listed below. If you see additional steps please email Larry T. Brown at staffselection@housing.gatech.edu.

  • Welcome
  • Delay of Payment (accept penalty schedule)
  • Accept Contract
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Profile Screen Name
  • Roommate Preferences
Student Programs &
Living Learning Communities

Students in these groups will not be able to self-assign. The Department of Housing will make these room assignments based on information provided by the program's coordinator.

Room Swap

Yes! You can change your room yourself! A room swap is when two students agree to switch rooms and perform the swap online themselves. Simply log-in to My Housing and use the Room Swap tab on the gold bar. Advertise your room and search for another advertised room you might like to change into. Direct messages can be sent to each other through the Room Swap process.

Steps to complete a room swap:

  1. Student A and Student B log into Room Swap, indicate building preferences and advertise their rooms.
  2. Student A "Requests" to swap with Student B.
  3. Student B logs back into Room Swap and clicks "Accept" the request.
  4. Student A logs back into Room Swap and clicks on “Swap” by Students B’s name.
  5. Student A MUST then click "Perform Room Swap" at the bottom of the page.

The Swap is now complete!

Room Swap will be available after room assignments are completed. Swaps can be made up until you check out your room key at semester move in. If you know someone who plans to cancel and you want to swap to that room, be sure to complete a room swap PRIOR to that student canceling their housing contract/room online. Also, you may submit an Administrative Room Change Request which give the Department of Housing permission to change your room assignment.

Those in Student Staff rooms, Living Learning Communities, Student Programs, Athletic housing, and Family-Monthly apartments are not able to use Room Swap. Changes for these rooms will need to be requested by the program coordinator.