The OIE FAQ below is updated to reflect the important points from the latest government guidance. Please note Spring 2021 guidance has not yet been provided by SEVP. As the Covid-19 situation continues to be fluid, Georgia Tech will continue to follow developments closely and keep you updated as additional guidance is made available from SEVP.

The FAQs below are updated as federal regulatory guidance is issued to schools to assist students with questions related to COVID-19. 

Enrollment Planning Overview
General Guidance Overview
Newly Admitted Student Guidance Overview
Enrolled Student Guidance Overview
Curricular Practical Training Guidance Overview
Optional Practical Training Guidance Overview
Exchange Visitor Guidance Overview

To learn more about current U.S. entry restrictions, please visit the U.S. Center for Disease Control. See this Department of State update on student visa holder exemptions for the U.K., Ireland, and Schengen Area. 

Tech Moving Forward: Our Road to Recovery provides guidance on Georgia Tech's fall 2020 plans. 

For contact information for your Embassy or consulate about guidance related to returning to your home country, please visit the U.S. Department of State site here

International students, both continuing and admitted, are making decisions about academic programs and courses this fall. However, we know that there may be various issues, particularly travel restrictions or visa matters, subject to guidance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). Please note that all guidance here is subject to change.